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It’s Tax Scam Season! Protect Your Data With SecurityIQ

January 31, 2018 by Megan Sawle

According to the IRS, reported tax-related phishing scams increased by a staggering 800% in 2017. To help you secure sensitive data during the 2018 tax-scam season, we just released 20 tax-related phishing simulations and a new module, Protecting Federal Tax Information. Our latest update also includes 11 new awareness modules for schools, colleges and universities.

20 New Tax Scam Phishing Simulation Templates

Hackers frequently impersonate the IRS to trick users into sharing sensitive tax and banking information. Our 20 new simulations will prepare your team for the most effective tax season phishing scams, including W-2 mailing notifications, e-delivery consent alerts and IRS refund status notifications.

New Protecting Federal Tax Information Module

This new module will teach your employees what federal tax information is and how to protect it from unauthorized disclosure or access.

11 New Awareness Modules for Schools, Colleges & Universities

Educational organizations can now add 11 education-specific modules to their awareness training programs. New modules include:

  1. Working Remotely for Educators
  2. Safe Web Browsing for Educators
  3. Social Engineering for Educators
  4. Removable Media for Educators
  5. FERPA for K-12
  6. FERPA for Post-Secondary Education
  7. Physical Security & Student Records
  8. Phishing for Educators
  9. Password Security for Educators
  10. Malware for Educators
  11. Mobile Security for Educators

About SecurityIQ

SecurityIQ integrates security awareness training, phishing simulations and personalized learning in one platform to drop organizational phishing susceptibility rates and motivate behavioral change. Learn more.

Posted: January 31, 2018
Megan Sawle
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Megan Sawle is a communications and research professional with 10 years of experience in cybersecurity, bioscience and higher education. Megan leads Infosec’s research strategy, leveraging study findings to mature its cybersecurity education offerings and build awareness of cybersecurity diversity and skill shortage challenges. Since joining the team, she’s directed research projects on a wide variety of cybersecurity topics ranging from dark web marketplaces and phishing kits to the Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity (NICE Framework) and the importance of soft skills in cybersecurity roles. Megan is a University of Wisconsin-Stout graduate, an avid equestrian and (very) amateur mycologist.