What is the Security Summit?
The Security Summit was established in 2015 after the Internal Revenue Service reported a significant increase in identity theft tax refund fraud scams. An information-sharing organization made up of the IRS, state departments of revenue, and private tax industry partners, the Summit has helped reduce the number of successful scams through data-security education and outreach programs for taxpayers and tax professionals.
Security Summit programs and resources include:
- National Tax Security Awareness Week
- The “Security Six” Data Security Recommendations
- The Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC)
- Identity Theft Central
- Regular tax scam and consumer alerts
To learn more about the Security Summit, visit IRS.gov/Newsroom/Security-Summit.
Return to Taxing Subjects frequently asked questions.
- What is Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud?
- What are the signs of identity theft tax refund fraud?
- What is Personally Identifiable Information?
- What are phishing scams?
- What is the Dark Web?
- What is the Deep Web?
- What is malware?
- What is employee unauthorized access?
- What is a virtual private network?
- What is telework?
- What do I need to work remotely?
- What is an intranet?
- What is remote desktop connection software?
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