IRS Virtual Servers Not Meeting Standards, TIGTA Says

Law360, New York (November 18, 2013, 3:47 PM EST) -- Even though the Internal Revenue Service has minimum security controls to prevent hacking, security configurations on its host servers don't comply with agency policy and could put taxpayer data at risk, according to a report released Monday by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

TIGTA says that while the IRS has made great inroads in converting its servers to virtual platforms and has minimum controls in place, the agency needs to have an automated monitoring tool and ensure that its security configuration settings meet IRS...
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