The annual global cost of cybercrime is high and getting higher all the time. In fact, cyber criminals reap a windfall from their activities that is likely to be in the trillions. Almost all of that cybercrime began with—and continues to start with—a social engineering concept known as “phishing.”
Certain business organizations, among which are those referred to as “financial institutions,” are charged by the FTC with taking particular steps to protect their customers’ financial information. Included in the category of financial institutions are professional tax preparers. Professional tax preparers normally maintain a significant amount of taxpayer information in various files—electronic and paper—that would be a treasure trove for cyber criminals.
In this course, tax preparers are introduced to the problem of cybercrime and its costs, offered methods that can be expected to reduce the chances of becoming a cybercrime victim, and informed of proper steps to take if they do become victims of cybercrime.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
Paul J. Winn, CLU, ChFC has over thirty years experience in the life insurance and investment industry. As well as fifteen years as a financial writer, editor, and trainer. Paul has worked for Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, Security Mutual Life Insurance Company, Principal Financial Group, and the Maryland Financial Corporation. Paul is a Published book author, writer & editor of major mutual life insurance company’s agent-training “university”, and the creator of more than 100 training courses in computer-based training, print and scripted classroom formats.
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