My tax account has recently adopted the use Lacerte software for his customers. Would any one have knowledge of this product concerning:
- when I upload documents, where are they stored? I assume in the cloud. Where is the cloud service located (i.e. outside the United States?) and what encryption method are they using to protect my uploaded documents? 256 bit encryption?
- aside from https for web security, do they follow this policy:
........................web services support the HTTPS protocol (https://). HTTPS provides a secure connection across the internet between web services and their users. Federal agencies are required to enforce HTTPS and use HSTS (HTTP Strict Transport Security) as part of the White House Office of Management and Budget's M-15-13 and the Department of Homeland Security's Binding Operational Directive 18-01. BOD 18-01 also requires that agencies remove support for known-weak cryptography by disabling the RC4 and 3DES ciphers, and the SSLv2 and SSLv3 protocols. So is HSTS being enforced?