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Verji for 

accountants

and auditors

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            your communications
– then you know you’re in good hands

If you wouldn’t write it on a postcard, then you shouldn’t send it in a traditional e-mail

This is a citation from the Norwegian Data Protection Authority, whose website contains the following: “Unencrypted e-mail does not go directly from sender to receiver but via many different hubs prior to reaching the receiver. Such communications can be monitored.”

Verji – for secure communications that are legally compliant

The fact that e-mail is such an unsafe communications channel as that described by the Norwegian Data Protection Authority would indicate it is imperative that you encrypt sensitive information when sending. Following the introduction of the new Personal Data Act, you are now obliged to encrypt communications that contain personal information. These rules were issued simultaneously with the EU directive (GDPR) for data protection and privacy and are concerned with the treatment of an individual’s personal information. Breach of these regulations can result in a fine equivalent to 4% of an enterprise’s turnover.  

 

 

 

It is not just personal information that it is important to encrypt when sending. Sensitive company information should also be encrypted, not least information related to payments. Millions of kroner are lost on a weekly basis due to CEO fraud. This occurs because e-mail communications are hacked and monitored over time, culminating with hackers sending false payment instructions to the targeted company’s customers.

Do the words GDPR and e-mail monitoring induce anxiety? Can you envisage a solution that makes it easy for you to do the following:

  • Write messages and send attachments

  • Ensure that sending is in compliance with data protection laws

  • Secure your customers’ corporate information

 

This was something we could see, which is why we developed Verji with the aim of simplifying your day-to-day activities. Verji ensures that it is secure and straightforward to communicate while also complying with the data information and privacy laws that you have in relation to your customers. 

“Almost as many GDPR fines have been issued so far this year as for the whole of last year”

More than 200 accountancy practices utilise Verji.
Here are some of our customers

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We have used Verji encrypted communications when it was launched at the start of the year and we are very satisfied with the product.

It is easy to use on a daily basis and our customers have no problems with either logging-in or using Verji. The feedback we have received tells us that it is straightforward and effective while also having good user instructions in Norwegian.

There are always some additional functions that we require with new solutions, so when we contact Verji, we are met by solutions-focused people who are continuously striving to optimise the software.

It is reassuring to know that all communications with our customers are in compliance with the Personal Data Act and that encryption works both ways.

Many thanks for an excellent and secure communications tool.

 

Eva Helene Jansen, VFS Regnskap AS

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4 important reasons to start using Verji

Communicate easily and securely in compliance with privacy and personal information laws

  • Communicate with your customers without having to worry if your message contains personal information

  • Maintain your obligations to the Personal Data Act in relation to your customers and offer them tools for complying with the laws and regulations

  • Both communicating parties are obliged to comply with the new laws, and with Verji communications will be encrypted in both directions

  • As of January 2019, supervision by the Association of Norwegian Accountants will include checks to verify if personal information has been exchanged in compliance with the laws governing person information    

Avoid fines for you and your customers

  • If you or your customers decide to send information or attachments that contain personal unsecured information, your enterprise risks receiving a fine the equivalent of up to 4% of turnover

  • As of the beginning of February 2021 almost as many GDPR related fines were issued as for the whole of 2020. This reflects the enhanced focus of the Norwegian Data Protection Authority in relation to secure communications.

Protect you and your customers against fraud

  • CEO fraud or Business Email Compromise can sound like a remote problem, but it is anything but far away in today's digital world!

  • Millions are lost every week through such fraud

  • It occurs through hackers monitoring e-mail information over time and sending false payment instructions

  • False instructions based on hacker monitoring are very credible thus enabling payments to be made without checking the authenticity of the e-mail providing payment instructions

  • You can read in this article about police warnings against this type of fraud

  • Verji secures you against this type of fraud through encrypted communications with a high level of security

Communicate easily, effectively and securely

  • Verji is a tool that is easy to use while providing you with unique possibilities to secure, make effective, and organise your communications

  • You can

    • Communicate without being concerned if your messages contain personal information

    • Send messages to individuals

    • Create group rooms and easily communicate with several persons

    • Send all types of attachments (PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint files, scanned documents, images, videos etc.)

    • Easily exchange documents that should be signed and returned

  • You not only safeguard the integrity of personal information but also sensitive company information

  • You have at your disposal tools that continually adapt to the business sector’s needs through, amongst others, integration with accountancy systems

  • You can influence the development of Verji by contributing to our Roadmap

See our instruction videos for a comprehensive overview of the functions to be found in Verji.

Beneficial agreement with the Association of Norwegian Accountants

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The Association of Norwegian Accountants recommends that its members use Verji in order to communicate securely. Therefore, they have entered into a beneficial agreement on behalf of their members that bypasses ordinary start-up costs (normally NOK 4990.00).

 

The investment will be NOK 250 per employee per month who communicates internally and externally and NOK 80 per month per employee who only communicates internally. Invoiced annually.

The beneficial agreement also ensures that accountancy firms contribute with feedback such that Verji continually adapts to the needs of the business sector

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For more information or to place an order, call Rosberg at +47 90 53 24 54    

Webinar on the personal information law and encrypted communications    

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7th March 2019

 

Rosberg and the Association of Norwegian Accountants arranged a webinar about the personal information law and encrypted communications.
Click here to view the webinar.
 

Brief information about CEO fraud

Explained briefly, CEO fraud is the hacking for information of e-mail accounts connected to a company’s chairman, managing director, or financial officer. Once obtained, the hackers carefully observe the payment practices used by the company.

When the hackers have familiarised themselves with the company’s routines, they then commence with their fraudulent work by instructing the accounts offices of the targeted company’s customers to make false payments.

Several hundred million kroner is swindled in this way in Norway every year, and it is a trend that is on the increase.

 

This is why it is important to establish a communications channel that can not be monitored, which entails end-to-end encryption.

Secure your messages and attachments through encryption

VERJI PROTECTECTS MESSAGE EXCHANGE AND FILE SHARING

Verji provides a total and secure communications channel.

With Verji you can easily exchange messages and all types of attachments. 

For more information or to place an order, call Rosberg at +47 90 53 24 54