Is the security of taxpayer data threatened as many IRS employees work remotely, due to COVID-19? The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) recently looked at how well the IRS has addressed the risks related to telework. Measures taken to enhance security include using virtual private networks with two-factor authentication for telework, the IRS said. IRS meetings rely on collaboration platforms, which minimize the COVID-19 risk, but increase the chances of data breaches. To limit such breaches, the IRS has disabled file sharing on platforms and employs continuous monitoring and network scanning to identify vulnerabilities. Here’s the TIGTA report: 


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