accountants and business advisers
03 05 2019
Continuing our journey towards Thailand 4.0. The weaponization ─ and subsequent monetization ─ of electronic data is clearly on display in this our second anniversary edition of Cyber Roundup. The right data can be hijacked for ransom, can be used to target the location of family members, and can be manipulated to alter medical implant devices.
09 04 2019
Knock, knock. “Who’s there?” “A buyer for your company prepared to pay a huge amount of money for it.” Sound like a joke? It may not be if you plan well.
11 03 2019
Continuing our journey towards Thailand 4.0. So far you have been lucky. Neither you nor your business has been compromised by cybercrime. Maybe Shakespeare’s warning [which basically applies to most life circumstances] can be your guide: Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. Good advice from a guy who died over 400 years ago and never had a smartphone.
07 02 2019
A Millennial might text SSDD [“polite” translation: same stuff, different day]. Just another typical month in the annals of cyber security. We have hacked emails, breached websites, phishing schemes, privacy incursion, children’s credentials for sale on the Dark Web, weak passwords and a lack of cyber defenses. Welcome to 2019.
In 2018, Chinese visitors to Thailand reached 10m. In China its citizens entered and exited the country 560 million person-times, up 12% YoY, and maintained growth for 15 consecutive years. In addition there were 95.328 million foreigners departing from or entering China, up 11.6% YoY.
On 15th January, the OECD released a report and database, Corporate Tax Statistics, providing internationally comparable statistics and analysis from around 100 countries worldwide. Interestingly it shows in 2016, corporate tax revenues accounted for 13.3% of total tax revenues increasing from 12% in 2000, despite actual rates falling across the world.
10 01 2019
After the New Year a “sobering” reminder of the cyber “naughty” that were active in the digital shadows during December whilst the rest-of-us “nice” were enjoying the celebrations.
07 12 2018
Many of us will soon gather for various dinners and celebrations. We might put away our smart phones, give Alexa some time off, and enjoy the company of “actual” family and friends. After dinner, we may return to the virtual world and use our fitbits to work off the calories, create our electronic holiday cards, catch-up on our fantasy football team, update our Facebook page, do some e-shopping or maybe Skype with those who were not able to make it for dinner. But, as always, be vigilant of unwelcome guests who might be joining you too!
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