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2/13/2020
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7 Tax Season Security Tips

Security pros need be on high alert from now until Tax Day on April 15. Here are seven ways to help keep your company safe.
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 Hold a tax-season training session early in the year.
Monique Becenti, product and channel marketing specialist at SiteLock, says companies should schedule a security awareness session just before the start of tax season - right after the holidays in early January. Most tax scams happen during the first part of tax season in late January and around the April 15 deadline day.

Eva Velasquez, CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center, advises that at those training sessions companies also need to celebrate the people who question an email that appeared suspicious but actually was legitimate. 'We celebrate the people who catch a phishing attempt,' she says. 'But we also need to create a culture where people feel they can report suspicious activity without fear of retribution.'  

Image Source: Adobe Stock: Leowolfert

Hold a tax-season training session early in the year.

Monique Becenti, product and channel marketing specialist at SiteLock, says companies should schedule a security awareness session just before the start of tax season - right after the holidays in early January. Most tax scams happen during the first part of tax season in late January and around the April 15 deadline day.

Eva Velasquez, CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center, advises that at those training sessions companies also need to celebrate the people who question an email that appeared suspicious but actually was legitimate. "We celebrate the people who catch a phishing attempt," she says. "But we also need to create a culture where people feel they can report suspicious activity without fear of retribution."

Image Source: Adobe Stock: Leowolfert

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