IRS Cut Corners On Data Security Fixes, Watchdog Says

Law360, New York (November 21, 2013, 2:29 PM EST) -- The Internal Revenue Service needs to ensure that it follows through on all corrective plans it implements to fix security weaknesses because several plans were closed before being fully implemented, putting taxpayer data at risk, according to a report released Thursday.

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, which issued the report, conducted an audit of several IRS corrective actions that were issued to address security weaknesses, and it found that 42 percent were approved, closed and marked as fully implemented when that wasn't the case....
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