The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released the eighth in a series of tips intended to help the public protect personal and financial data online and at home. A new tip will be available each Monday through the start of the tax season in January. This tip describes methods users should follow to protect their tax records. Recommendations include encrypting and backing up tax information stored electronically, storing hard copies of tax information under lock and key, and shredding old tax records before disposal.
US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the IRS Security Awareness Tax Tip Number 8 for additional information.