If you think the middle of tax season “is not the time” to proactively improve your firm’s cyber security protocols, you may be playing right into the hands of cybercriminals who are emboldened to launch attacks when they believe their targets are distracted by other things (such as tax return preparation, as one example).
It’s no secret in the accounting profession that data breach attempts and cybersecurity attacks aimed at tax preparers, their clients, and the IRS are increasing in frequency and their level of sophistication. Tax season has always been a prime time for cybercriminals to strike, but now the bad actors are multiplying and getting more adept at flying under the radar. This makes it imperative for you to remain constantly vigilant and be proactive in taking all possible steps to defend your firm against attacks that could potentially take your firm down during tax season.
The support team at Swizznet suggests the following three steps to take now to head off potential threats to your accounting firm during the heat of this hectic period.Continue reading