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Prevent Cyberattacks

How To Protect Your CPA Firm From Cyberattacks

As the Internet grows every day, so does the likelihood of a cyberattack on your CPA firm. Cyberattacks are “an attempt by hackers to damage or destroy a computer network or system,” according to Google. While eliminating electronic use isn’t a viable solution, Cetrom is. We have a few tips to protect your CPA firm... Read More

Employee Spotlight: Katie Evans

Katie Evans, Client Relations Specialist Where did you go to college? University of Maryland, College Park What did you get a degree in? Marketing How did you hear about Cetrom? I was introduced to Cetrom through a mutual friend and upon talking, I knew that this was a company that I wanted to work for.... Read More

Barracuda Email Security Best Practices

By: Joe Vassalotti, Systems Engineer As you are aware, Cetrom made a change with its spam vendor and moved services to Barracuda in the continuing effort of keeping up-to-date on email security. In addition, since the move, the new spam platform has blocked and cut down on Ransomware by 100%. To help with the transition and... Read More

What is Ransomware

What Is Ransomware?

Ransomware is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a malicious software that holds your device hostage until you pay a certain amount of money. It’s like virtual kidnapping. Ransomware Basics Ransomware is a malicious software (also known as a virus) that holds your computer and all of its data hostage until a requested amount of... Read More

The Cloud For CPAs

5 Ways The Cloud Makes Being A CPA Easier

The cloud is an underrated solution for accountants, especially during tax season. It provides a safe, secure space for your financial data with constant access and flexibility. Even with so many advantages, why are some accountants still wary of the cloud? CPAs often question how secure cloud solutions really are, if this updated technology is... Read More

Cloud Computing Solutions

Employee Spotlight: Yaw Acheampong

Born in Washington D.C., Yaw went to Montgomery College in Germantown, Maryland, before transferring to Towson University near Baltimore, Maryland. During college, he learned about Cetrom through his sister-in-law. She worked as a tech at the help desk, and he interned in her position from 6 p.m. to midnight “in case anyone called in.” He... Read More

CPA’s Post Tax Season Cloud Computing Checklist

With 60-to-90-hour work weeks during tax season and pressing deadlines for filing or requesting extensions, there’s no room for technology troubles. But, inevitably, they crop up—VPN access goes down, shared files don’t sync properly or there’s latency accessing your accounting software. And of course, this happens when you’re at home after already putting in more than 15 hours. What if you... Read More

6 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Cloud Provider

Moving to the cloud is an investment of both time and money. When done properly, it can result in cut costs, streamlined workflow, and elimination of in-house IT personnel and hardware. However, there are many cloud computing and hosting providers in the marketplace which makes the decision of choosing the best option for your company... Read More