Findings from a recent survey from CPA2Biz, the technology services subsidiary of the American Institute of CPAs, indicates that more CPA firms are using cloud-based services despite a notable rise in security concerns.

Specifically, nearly half of survey takers said they were using cloud-enabled business services to some degree in their firms, up from 44 percent a year ago. At the same time, they expressed concern over cloud vendors’ ability to manage data breaches and maintain effective internal controls, with 43 percent identifying themselves as “somewhat confident” or “not confident at all” – the two lowest categories – up sharply from 15 percent a year ago. 

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