Tax season is upon us and, as individuals and companies alike prepare for April 15, it’s important that they take steps to ensure their most valuable information remains secure. In an effort to get Social Security numbers and other sensitive data, hackers may target privileged users such as HR or finance personnel, or even look outside the company to breach the accounts of vendors or other third-party providers. Phishing attacks are also increasingly common during tax season—for example, last year saw a major phishing scheme to trick people into sharing W2 data.
In this environment, companies need to take stock of their security and ensure they are protected against the threat of a breach. With that in mind, Sam Elliott, director of security product management at Bomgar, provides five considerations for bolstering security.