IRS identity theft trackers overlooked data breaches, report says
The report details how the IRS’s Return Integrity and Compliance Services organization didn’t record and monitor 89 external data breaches reported to it.
IRS body lacks oversight over its IT architecture, IG says
The watchdog knocked IRS for both physical and digital security flaws.
IRS tax transcript system’s authentication protocols not strong enough, OIG says
A system that allows third-parties to obtain tax transcripts doesn’t have strong authentication procedures to meet federal standards, a new report said.
IRS software isn’t compliant with the MEGABYTE Act, report says
A new report says the IRS still doesn’t have policies, guidance or tools to be in compliance with federal law on software license management.
64 percent of IRS IT hardware beyond its useful life, report says
The agency estimates the cost to replace its aged IT systems would run $430 million.
Report: IRS’s cyber response team lacks FISMA-required training
A recent audit has found that federal employees and contractors on the agency’s cyber incident response team hadn’t taken training required by law.