Security Awareness Blog

Taxes and End User Awareness

It is that time of year again, taxes. Countries such as the UK and the US require citizens to submit their annual tax paperwork. And where you have taxes, you have criminals attempting to scam hard working people out of their money. Both the HM Revenue and Customs and US IRS tax agencies have created phishing awareness sites to help tax payers. This is a great time to both help your employees and reinforce your awareness program by explaining and reminding your employees of these attacks. By helping your employees, not only are you building security into their 'DNA' (as we used to say at Sun Microsystems) but you are creating good will for your awareness program, which can be a lot more powerful then you may first think.