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DOR Has Improved its GenTax System Controls, but Disaster Recovery Weaknesses Remain
Salem, OR—Today, Secretary of State Bev Clarno released a follow-up report on recommendations made to the Oregon Department of Revenue (DOR) in a 2018 audit assessing the agency’s GenTax computer system. According to today’s follow-up report, auditors found DOR has made steady progress in addressing the original audit’s findings and recommendations.

While DOR has made progress in addressing the audit recommendations, ongoing effort is needed to fully implement or resolve them all. The agency also declined at this time to pursue the auditors’ recommendation to obtain an independent assessment of vendor security controls and has not yet finalized and tested disaster recovery plans.

“Failure to periodically test backup systems and to insure independent verification of security encryption provided by third parties should be addressed,” said Secretary of State Bev Clarno.

Read the full report on the Secretary of State website: https://sos.oregon.gov/audits/Pages/recent.aspx

CONTACT: A. Richard Vial, 503-986-2209,
rich.vial@oregon.gov

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