2019 – 08/29
An IRS software project to safeguard data is making mixed progress, said a recent Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) audit. TIGTA examined the effectiveness of the IRS Data Loss Prevention software solution in preventing “Personally Identifiable Information” from exiting the IRS network. Testing showed that the Data-in-Motion component of the project actively identified and blocked this information from “exfiltration.” But delays associated with other components “are preventing realization of the full benefits of the Data Loss Prevention solution.” The delays, said TIGTA, involve technical, administrative and management issues. The report is at https://bit.ly/30IhKUJ.