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The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners are beginning a five-part information initiative about security. The series is designed to provide information for tax professionals who are working outside their offices.

 The information is offered as part of the   "Protect Your Clients, Protect Yourself" campaign  launched in 2016 and will be delivered through news releases issued each Tuesday starting this week.

The releases feature the following topics:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             *The "Security Six" − basic protections that all practitioners should take;                                                                                                                                                                                       *Multi-Factor Authentication to protect accounts;                                                                                                                                                                                                                            *Virtual Private Networks to protect remote sites;                                                                                                                                                                                                                        *Phishing scams, including COVID-19 and Economic Impact Payments;                                                                                                                                                                                      *Protect Yourself: The need for a security plan and data theft plan.

This year’s virtual Nationwide Tax Forums will also focus on security.  These sessions run from July 21 through August 20.

 

Bob Scott
Bob Scott has provided information to the tax and accounting community since 1991, first as technology editor of Accounting Today, and from 1997 through 2009 as editor of its sister publication, Accounting Technology. He is known throughout the industry for his depth of knowledge and for his high journalistic standards.  Scott has made frequent appearances as a speaker, moderator and panelist and events serving tax and accounting professionals. He  has a strong background in computer journalism as an editor with two former trade publications, Computer+Software News and MIS Week and spent several years with weekly and daily newspapers in Morris County New Jersey prior to that.  A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in journalism, Bob is a native of Madison, Ind
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