COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act introduced in the U.S. Senate

On May 7, 2020, in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and as some states are “opening up”, U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the … Continue reading

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Taxpayer Cybersecurity – Step 5: Create a Data Theft Recovery Plan

The Security Summit, consisting of the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), state tax agencies, and private-sector tax industry officials, is encouraging tax professionals during the 2019 summer season to take some time to assess their data security policies and review critical … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber scams, Cyber Security, Data Breach, Data Protection, Identity Theft, IRS, Personal Information

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Taxpayer Cybersecurity – Step 4: Recognize Identity Theft

The Security Summit, consisting of the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), state tax agencies, and private-sector tax industry officials, is encouraging tax professionals during the 2019 summer season to take some time to assess their data security policies and review critical … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, Data Breach, Data Protection, E-mail phishing, Identity Theft, IRS, Notification, Personal Information

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Taxpayer Cybersecurity – Step 3: Avoid E-mail Phishing Scams

The Security Summit, consisting of the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), state tax agencies, and private-sector tax industry officials, is encouraging tax professionals during the 2019 summer season to take some time to assess their data security policies and review critical … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber scams, Cyber Security, Data Breach, E-mail phishing, Identity Theft, IRS, Malware

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Taxpayer CyberSecurity — Step 2: Create A Data Security Plan

The Security Summit, consisting of the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), state tax agencies, and private-sector tax industry officials, is encouraging tax professionals during the 2019 summer season to take some time to assess their data security policies and review critical … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber Security, Data Protection, IRS, Personal Information, Uncategorized

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Taxpayer CyberSecurity — Step 1: Protect Your Systems!

In March 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) convened an unprecedented coalition of state tax agencies and private-sector tax industry officials to fight back against emerging criminal syndicates exploiting sensitive taxpayer information by creating the Security Summit. The Security Summit … Continue reading

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