Breach Prevention

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Law vs. Technology: Which stops more breaches?...

With the recent rash of highly newsworthy data breaches, headlined by the Sony PlayStation Network breach that impacted 77+ million subscribers, there’s been much hand-wringing over how to best ensure the protection of customer p...

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The high cost of data breaches just got higher...

In an effort to make data breaches even more unpalatable and motivate companies to strengthen their security practices, the Federal Trade Commission is beginning to levy punishments for security holes that invite intrusions....

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8 insights into the underground fraud economy...

These days, the fraud economy has matured to a point where it is run like a global marketplace, with specialists for every aspect of fraud – from identity thieves to the consumers of stolen identities....

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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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