For all Americans, April 15 is a critical date on our calendars — the dreaded Tax Day! Then along came the pandemic — expanding the potential attack surface exponentially as the workforce transitioned out of the office — and the deadline to file taxes was bumped three months to July 15.
Well, news flash: That date is nearly here. Keeping in mind that people are often the biggest security risk to an organization, it’s up to security leaders to ensure employees do not fall for a last-minute tax-related scam that puts them or their organizations’ network in jeopardy. We’re continuing to see cybercriminals take advantage of COVID-19, and the extension of Tax Day will be the next technique used in their sophisticated method of attacks.