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Efficient Advice, LLC
Data Security Plan Questionnaire
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Select each state where you operate or have clients.
Select each state where you operate or have clients.

Instructions

Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability. Please indicate if you need clarification or if the requested information does not exist. After completing this questionnaire, please hit the "Submit Answers" button at the end of the form.

Antivirus

How is the software updated?
Is it active?
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Firewall

How is the software updated?
Is it active?
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Two Factor Authenticator

How is the software updated?
Is it active?
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Backup Software

How is the software updated?
Is it active?
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Device Encryption

How is the software updated?
Is it active?
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Virtual Private Network (VPN)

How is the software updated?
Is it active?
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II) SECURITY SIX

I) COMPANY OVERVIEW

III) CONTINUING EDUCATION (Training)

IV) EMAIL MANAGEMENT

Does every team member have separate emails for work and personal usage?
Does every team member protect their emails with strong passwords?
Do you rely on any internet security software to protect your email?
Do you/your team email sensitive information, e.g. Tax returns, without password protection?
Do you have a practice to download or open attachments from unknown senders, including future clients?

IV) DATA LOSS THEFT AND RECOVERY PLAN

Do you/your team have a data loss and/or data theft recovery plan?
Do you detail coverage of physical areas?
How do you contact subject matter experts?

V) BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN

Do you have a business continuity plan?

VI) PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE POLICY

Is your organization listed as the insured on the policy?

Coverage

Does this policy provide coverage for lawsuits or misrepresentation?
Are defense costs covered under this policy?

VI) COMMUNICATION PLAN

Do you have a formal communication plan?
Have all your team members been trained in Cybersecurity/Data Security?

Thanks for submitting!​

Congratulations for taking the first steps in creating your data security plan, protecting your customers' information, and stay in compliance with the IRS regulations while maintaining your income tax business.

Let's get to work! We have created this questionnaire to facilitate your efforts in collecting this needed information.

Please, do not hit the "
Submit Answers" button until you fully complete the survey. If it will be easier to complete offline, download the file format more convenient to you, complete it and email it to us.  The instructions are included in the file.




 

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