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Exploring 5 myths of data breaches

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Myth #1: Hacking and malware are the leading causes of data breaches. Hacking and malware are the cause of only 25% of all breaches. More breaches are caused by device loss, 41% of all  ..

What are your options

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, November 07, 2017
If you have a U.S. Social Security number, you can go to the Equifax website and see if your personal information may have been affected by the data breach. I followed the directions on  ..

Scary consequences of Equifax breach

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, October 31, 2017
(c) Can Stock Photo / sqback ( “Most of the consumer information accessed (in the breach) includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, a ..

If all else fails

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, October 24, 2017
If all else fails or if you fail to plan, here are some tips to reconstruct lost or damaged records in order to file insurance claims and support tax deductions. Search online to estimate the  ..

When a business should prepare for disaster

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, October 17, 2017
A business should prepare for disaster and protect important records before the disaster strikes. (c) Can Stock Photo / rnl ( Develop an emergency pl ..

Free Shred Day Saturday November 4

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The Austin Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) supports careful disposal of credit card statements, checking account records, prescription documents, medical insurance files, ..

What household records to keep in a Disaster Supplies Kit

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Essential household records should be included in your Disaster Supplies Kit. Make copies of all of the records you have in your bank safe deposit box or home safe to file in a portable, fire-resi ..

One last thing

Amy Praskac - Saturday, September 09, 2017
Email is all well enough, but I want to talk to somebody. I call our friend and former neighbor, the one who referred me to the CPA and helped me get rid of the bookcase in Mom’s condo at th ..

Closing the estate checking account

Amy Praskac - Friday, September 08, 2017
My last official action is to go to the bank to close the estate checking account. I make out a check to myself for the balance in the account. I also have a business check to deposit. B ..

Testing your student

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Students take tests, all kinds of tests. The big stakes tests are the college entrance tests: the SAT and the ACT. Furthermore, the SAT and the ACT are required in 24 states and the District of Co ..

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