Breach Prevention

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Data breaches – to prepare or not to prepare? The answ...

All data breaches have two things in common: the need for prompt resolution and the need for a robust preparedness plan....

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Breach notification in three easy steps...

In a recent report, Ernst and Young noted that stronger breach notification requirements are among the top privacy trends for 2011. Governments around the world are enacting or tightening regulations around breach notification, and within the U.S., individual state laws around data breach notification have had a tremendous impact...

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4 breach trends to beware of...

According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there were 54 banking-related data breaches in 2010, down from the 62 breaches reported in 2009 but nevertheless accounting for 4,853,708 exposed records. Most breaches were related to insider theft, cyberattacks, and card skimming stacks; other top breaches related to missing paper...

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A billion dollar crime that needs an urgent response...

According to Ponemon Institute’s Second Annual Survey on Medical Identity Theft, we estimate that more than 1.49 million Americans have been targeted by this crime. With an average cost per victim of $20,663 the total national economic impact of medical identity theft crimes is more than $30 b...

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Tax time scams: adding to the joy...

More than 1500 tax scams reportedly target consumers and businesses through hundreds of thousands of scam emails; many use phishing to fool anxious taxpayers into visiting a scam website or providing personal and financial data in order to comply with tax filings. Protecting yourself starts by getting smart about...

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Protecting your business from gift card fraud...

Gift cards are a growing market for businesses and should be treated as valuable sales currency, with the same risks of consumer fraud and internal misconduct that are posed by credit cards. Developing robust safeguards , proper auditing and early detection and reporting of abuse are critical to protecting...

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Scam report: shipping pirates...

With some precautions, your business can safely navigate through hazardous shipping channels without fear of data...

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Develop a data breach response plan now to be ready to...

The proliferation of state data breach notification laws, substantive state information security laws (such as the Massachusetts data security standards), and FTC and private lawsuits on information security matters has led to heightened attention to information security in both IT budgets and staffing and in terms of legal resources....

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10 ways that breaches burn business...

Don’t let your bottom line go up in flames: understand how security breaches impact your business and take aggressive action to avert d...

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Understanding the risks of chip and PIN credit card ve...

The point of sale chip and PIN payment technology is believed to be a safer form of payment than the common magnetic striped credit card. The new technology uses a card with an embedded microchip that requires the consumer to enter a unique PIN through a reader to make...

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Stopping healthcare fraud with tools used in other ind...

A few weeks ago I discussed a few preventative measures a healthcare business can implement to protect itself from the damages of medical fraud.  However, the fight against medical fraud requires support from many groups, including the U.S. Government.  Bringing new tools to the fight, the Obama Administration recently...

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Protecting your retail business from consumer fraud...

The Holiday Season is one of the busiest times of year for consumer-facing businesses.  While Holiday sales can help improve a bottom line, the increased consumer activity also brings many headaches. One of the biggest headaches is falling victim to fraud schemes from wily consumers hoping to take advantage...

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