Posts Tagged ‘IRS’

The Power of Logs: IRS Examiner Sentenced & Fined For Accessing PII Without Authorization

Monday, September 1st, 2008

Now, here’s a great example of an organization actually following through on their procedures to review access logs, and then to apply sanctions and take necessary other actions in response to non-compliance with not only organizational policies, but also with applicable laws…


Phishing for Taxpayers’ Personal Information

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

I just finished my 2006 income taxes this morning…something I absolutely HATE doing! I just hate all the forms and paperwork, all the time involved, and always keeping track of that important receipt for business software or hardware that somehow got lost or wedged in some deep dark corner of a drawer.
I’m not against taxes, per se; they are an important part of maintaining public services. But I hate how the tax laws change every year, all the odd new taxes for business owners each year, and how many strange new exemptions seem to always pop up every year, but primarily for the big organizations. I am a company of one for my information security, privacy and compliance business, and I am a company of two for my farm. Between the two there are what seems to be around a hundred different forms to fill out, and always different in little ways each year. So, I hate the time it takes to do taxes, but at the same time I am very thankful to be able to have businesses that otherwise allow me to do work I love.