14 new security 'deficiencies' found in IRS information systems

FedScoop: IRS information systems and data are at risk due to weaknesses in access controls and other security procedures, according to a new report.

The Government Accountability Office audited IRS financial statements from fiscal 2017 and 2018 and found 14 new “deficiencies” in information system security controls — on top of unresolved problems from prior audits. If compromised, information systems can be used to commit fraud or identity theft, disrupt operations, and launch attacks on other computer networks.

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