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Issue Number: IR-23-200
IRS and Security Summit offer online safety tips during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
IR-2023-200, Oct. 31, 2023
WASHINGTON – As National Cybersecurity Awareness Month wraps up and tax season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service and the Security Summit partners today reminded taxpayers, including families with children, to remain vigilant against potential online threats.
Without proper online safety, thieves can potentially steal personal information. The IRS and its Security Summit partners encourage everyone to review resources available to them as October’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month concludes.
Members of the Security Summit partner with the IRS to protect taxpayers from tax-related identity theft. The Summit includes members from the nation’s private sector tax industry, including state tax administrators, software companies, tax professionals, the IRS and others who work together to safeguard taxpayers year-round.
The IRS urges families to be aware of a variety of security vulnerabilities found via the web. Whether people are shopping online or browsing various social media sites, those less familiar with online security might put their personal information at risk from criminals.
Online safety tips
In recognition of October’s National Cybersecurity Awareness focus, here are some practices to help protect against cybersecurity attacks:
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