ABSTRACT

Cybersecurity and Telework During the COVID-19 Pandemic   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Document: "The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform requested the Department of the Treasury Office of Inspector General identify any vulnerabilities created or exacerbated by the Department of the Treasury's use of remote access software to facilitate telework during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and whether any such vulnerabilities were effectively mitigated. TIGTA [Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration] coordinated with the Office of Inspector General and completed this review to address the Committee's request relative to the IRS [Internal Revenue Service]. Our overall objective was to review cybersecurity related to IRS telework during the COVID-19 pandemic. [...] The United States has recently been the target of several high-profile cyberattacks. As cybersecurity threats against the Federal Government and other entities continue to grow, protecting the confidentiality of taxpayer information continues to be a top concern for the IRS."

Report Number:
Department of the Tax Administration, Office of the Inspector General, Report No. 2022-20-007
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Date:
2021-12-17
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Public Domain
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Oversight.gov: https://www.oversight.gov/
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pdf
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