As society continues to do more online, data security is more important than ever before. That goes for your taxes and the IRS as well. In their annual report, the IRS identified $2.3 billion in tax fraud schemes in 2020. With the 2021 tax season continuing, it’s something businesses and individuals need to pay attention to.

Are you protected from data security issues?

On this episode of the Taxgirl podcast, Kelly is joined by Robert Capps, the vice president of emerging technologies for NuData Security — a Mastercard company. Kelly and Robert discuss the increasing importance of data security, as well as what both businesses and consumers need to know to protect themselves and others. From data breaches and the dark web to how people can best monitor the internet for their stolen data, this is a must-listen episode.

Listen to Kelly and Robert talk about data security:

  • How legitimate businesses can add to fraud
  • Data breaches
  • How businesses can find out their state’s rules on data privacy and security
  • How consumers can find out when their data is online
  • The dark web
  • Data disclosure notifications
  • How people can protect their data
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • IRS scam calls

More about Kelly:

Kelly Phillips Erb created and hosts the Taxgirl podcast, your home for tax news, tax info, and tax policy. In each episode, she shares conversations about taxes, money, and the choices we make. Kelly is a tax attorney who works with taxpayers and tax practitioners like you every day. She helps folks out of tax jams, and hopefully, keeps others from getting into them.

You can find out more about Kelly here and you can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin.

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Kelly’s Website: Taxgirl

Robert Capps: Twitter

NuData Security website

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