Every three years Safeguards conducts an on-site review of each agency that receives federal tax information (FTI) from the IRS. The Safeguards team evaluates the physical and logical controls set up by agencies to protect FTI from loss, breach or misuse. The team tracks FTI from point of receipt through processing, transmission, storage and final disposition. As explained in IRS Publication 1075, Tax Information Security Guidelines for Federal, State and Local Agencies, the review scope includes an in-depth review of logical computer security controls and configuration of an agency’s operating systems and telecommunication devices.
For those who were unable to attend the Safeguards Office Hours call we have provided links to documents associated with the call.