Security is the top tech priority for Canadian and U.S. accountants

The North America Top Technology Initiatives Survey ranks the top 10 tech initiatives. Professional accountants on both sides of the border agree on the top two.

Preventing security threats such as data breaches and mobile device vulnerabilities remains a top concern for both Canadian and U.S. accountants.

A joint survey by CPA Canada and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) shows professional accountants on both sides of the border face similar challenges.

Preventing security threats is the top technology priority in both countries. Cyberattacks and data breaches (think Target in 2013) are cited as the main reasons for concern.

The number two spot goes to managing and retaining data.

The good news is that almost half of U.S. respondents say they’re taking the right steps to secure the IT environment. Sixty-eight per cent of Canadian respondents show confidence in tackling security.

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