How to Prevent Data Loss


In today’s technologically advanced world, cybersecurity is more important than ever. 2244 computers are attacked on average every day. A data breach can cost companies as much as $4.24 million considering repairs and losses.

Tax preparers are especially vulnerable to data breaches. Malicious actors are aware that tax agencies store sensitive information that they can use to their advantage. These businesses must integrate security measures to protect their data and build client trust.

Saber Tech Group can help keep your tax business safe. Find out how we can prevent you from becoming another statistic.

Back-Up Your Systems

Data loss can happen for various reasons. It can be the result of a data breach, software failure, fire, theft, or human error. Back up your systems to ensure your information is safe.

When it comes to data loss, you can never be too careful. Back up everything you don’t want to lose. In addition to company documents, you may also want to back up application data and system files for the programs you use often. Doing so will ensure a seamless recovery.

You should also consider backing up your data to a second location such as an external hard drive or cloud storage server. Most cybercriminals will target your saved storage hoping to access all your data at once. A secondary device will ensure you have access to corrupted information.

Automatic backups are also recommended. They eliminate the need for manual backups and ensure your system is protected.

Keep Cell Phones Safe

Mobile is the way of the future. Most cell phones use 5G technology that generates large amounts of data, including sensitive data, at lightning speed.

5G is a relatively new technology which makes it a prime target for bad actors hoping to exploit the technology before cybersecurity features are updated. As a tax preparer, it’s up to you to be aware of potential threats and keep your systems safe.

Better yet, keep sensitive tax information off your cell phone.

Beware of the iLeakage Attack

The iLeakage Attack was brought to light in a 2023 academic research study. It involves threat actors entering malicious code into Safari web pages causing the web browser to follow the unsafe code rather than the information inputted by the user.

If you think you may have been a victim of the iLeakage attack, consider changing your passwords and enabling two-factor authentication on all your accounts.

Educate Yourself and Your Staff

Many tax agencies rely on their IT staff to keep their companies protected from threats. But cyberattacks happen at any level. Companies with the best cybersecurity software have experienced threats in the form of phishing, spoofing, or social engineering, all of which can reach employees individually.

Tax agencies that wish to keep their data protected must be aware of potential threats. They should train their employees so they know what to look for. They should teach them best practices in the event a cyber-attack occurs.

Saber Tech Can Help Keep Your Tax Agency Protected

Saber Tech offers a comprehensive solution to all your WISP (Written Information Security Plan) needs, We provide a one-on-one meeting to evaluate your company and offer a seamless way to train your staff on cybersecurity.

Saber Tech 365 members receive a monthly security newsletter, dark web scanning with real-time alerts, and policy checkups. Our user-friendly platform allows you to conduct regular checkups to ensure your agency is safe and assign policies to ensure you are complaint!

Cybersecurity is a prime concern for tax agencies. Let Saber Tech’s security measures keep your sensitive information protected for the ultimate peace of mind! Contact us to learn more.


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