This is our security policy for running the firm. We love transparency with inside and outside the firm. That is why we post this publicly. For those starting their own firm or moving to a distributed company, I hope you may find these guidelines as helpful framework.
Security Is Good Sense
Creating security protocols and algorithms is the computer equivalent of rocket science, but taking advantage of them is not. These days, security for your devices is just simple good sense, like putting on your seat belt. Take the time to learn the basics of our tools and best practices.
One-Time Setup (by You)
No Setup (Firm Handles)
All smartphones and tablets must use lock codes and have remote wiping enabled. When you link your Hoppe Tax email to your phone you are required to install our security protocols with these settings. The protocols are established with Google Suite.
More on Virtual Machines
We use virtual Window machines to host all company activities that require a desktop. This allows everyone at Hoppe Tax to be in a secure work environment with all information passing through an encrypted tunnel. For those interested in going this route, be sure your virtual machine provider has the following items: