Deloitte Is the Latest Target of a Cyber Attack With Confidential Client Data at Risk

Global accountancy firm Deloitte has been hit by a sophisticated hack that resulted in a breach of confidential information and plans from some of its biggest clients, Britain’s Guardian newspaper said on Monday.

Deloitte—one of the big four professional services providers—confirmed to the newspaper it had been hit by a hack, but it said only a small number of its clients had been impacted.

The firm discovered the hack in March, according to the Guardian, but the cyber attackers could have had breached its systems as long ago as October or November 2016.

The attack was believed to have been focused on the U.S. operations of the company, which provides auditing, tax advice, and consultancy to multinationals and governments worldwide.

“In response to a cyber incident, Deloitte implemented its comprehensive security protocol and began an intensive and thorough review including mobilizing a team of cybersecurity and confidentiality experts inside and outside of Deloitte,” a spokesman told the newspaper. “As part of the review, Deloitte has been in contact with the very few clients impacted and notified governmental authorities and regulators.”

A Deloitte spokeswoman declined immediate comment, saying that the firm would issue a statement shortly.

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DataBank Client Earns National Award for TIES Software






TIES, a business intelligence and analytics software solution developed in full by DataBank for Minnesota’s Crow Wing County Community Services, received a Human Services Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The association recognizes 21 different categories each year looking for county governments that develop the most cutting-edge and impactful programs.

Vice President of Client Solutions at DataBank, Matt Charlson stated, “This was a good opportunity for the team at Databank to better understand and address the business process challenges stemming from a lack of visibility from a 360-degree, client-centric perspective. We have spent several years simplifying the paper-based business process within eligibility, child support enforcement, and many other program areas with electronic document management solutions. The next frontier is data analytics and breaking down the silos. We are excited for any chance we get to work with the counties and help enable their initiatives such as no wrong door and coordinated case management.”

The TIES computer program is allowing for greater collaboration and compliance practices among workers both within and across programs, particularly by facilitating the Community Case Management (CCM) process, during which case managers communicate with one another about the needs of a client in common.

Sheila Skogen, community services operations manager at Crow Wing County said, “DataBank was very adaptable and worked closely with our team, our employees one on one, and our IT folks. Because they know the work so well, they could anticipate the pressure points and anticipate the staff that may have some resistance and/or learning curve issues. Engaging with these folks one on one and encouraging their growth meant everything to those staff and our leadership team.”

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