Report: IRS has no plan for cloud, skipped risk management protocol for Form 990 site
Investigators say the agency lacks a strategy to shift toward cloud computing, and it failed to use proper risk management procedures for disclosing public information.
Synack and IRS join forces for private bug bounty program
The IRS has awarded a $2 million sole-source contract to a crowdsourced security company to penetration test its computer networks using a global network of vetted white-hat hackers.
Federal bank regulator reveals employee data breach
An employee one week from retirement and acting without authorization downloaded more than 10,000 encrypted records including controlled unclassified information and privacy protected data onto two thumb drives, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency told Congress last week.
IRS comes under fire for lagging to adopt cyber defenses
The Internal Revenue Service, or IRS, is under fire for delaying to upgrade its network security with a tool that would help protect it from hackers.
OCC moving email services to the cloud
Unisys was awarded a contract worth up to $11.2 million to help the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency move its email services to the cloud for its 4,000 employees, the company announced Thursday. The OCC is an independent bureau within the U.S. Treasury Department. The contract, worth up to $11.2 million over five years, has a one base year followed by four one-year option periods, according to the press release.
IRS warns of phishing scam targeting tax professionals
The IRS issued a warning Thursday urging tax professionals to look out for emails from senders pretending to be tax software companies.