For most Americans, Tax Day is a red-flag deadline on the calendar. For cybercriminals, it’s one day out of a season marked with scams to deceive victims out of money and personal data. 

Seasonal threats are common among cybercriminals, who often exploit holidays, news, or global events for attack opportunities, says Limor Kessem, IBM global executive security adviser with its X-Force team. One of the biggest lures is tax season in the United States. “They start in January, and they drag it out until May, even June,” she says. After Tax Day, they can capitalize on people waiting to receive responses on their tax returns, refunds, or payment notifications.

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Ross is the CISO at Symplexity. He has achieved CCIE Security and CISSP certifications, an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, and has 20 years of experience in the fields of computer and network security engineering and consulting. Ross provides virtual CISO services for our Symplexity Secure clients and helps them to identify information security risks and implement administrative, procedural, and technical controls to mitigate. He works effectively with both technical and managerial personnel and is a trusted resource for our clients.

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