Data Security in the Digital Age


We're being faced with a frightening choice these days. Adapt or die; hand over your mundane daily functions to cloud-based platforms, or be handed over to the past. In the midst of all this, we hear horror stories of data breaches and info hacks. Sometimes, it's just easier to be safe than sorry, right?

Interestingly enough, that's just our approach to data security. At Tax1099, we're better safe than sorry. We're beefing up our security constantly, anything to stay ahead of the risks. Anything to keep your information safe and secure.

How do we keep your data secure?

We protect your data with the same security level used by banks, the US government, and even the military, according to Techopedia. That's 256-bit bank-grade security, if you wanted to know. We could have opted for 128 or 192-bit encryption levels ... but we upped the ante. Why? When we're dealing with your secure information, we'd rather be safe than sorry. What would it take to break past this strength of encryption? We're talking 2 to the 256th different combinations for a single message. Even the fastest computers would have a tough time with that one.

We protect your data with spectacularly secure hosting. We pass the SSAE-16 Type II certification every year. That means we let an audit professional poke around in our system. They review our controls. They double-check our work. They give us the most up-to-date data security information, the newest tips and tricks. They are a year-round knowledge source for us. Our accountability partner, if you will - and yes, we're on good terms.

We also provide optional security features, such as TIN masking. This is best practice, per the IRS. Masking TIN numbers in our system adds an extra level of security to sensitive information, such as clients' Employee Identification and Social Security Numbers (EIN and SSN). In addition, we offer two-factor authentication for logins - link your account to a secondary login method, to be extra certain you're the only hands in the data.

These are just a few in our long list of data security features. Want to know more about our features, and what we do? Here's a link to our features page. You'll notice that Security is the first feature we list. So, yeah, data security in the digital age is pretty important to us.

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