Breach Prevention

Preparedness, planning, and strategies for execution

Online holiday shopping is also big business for fraudsters...

Breach Prevention

Dec 18 2012 by
According to EMC's November 2012 fraud report, online holiday shopping is projected to account for 24% of the year’s total  e-commerce sales which is good news for retailers and unfortunately, it can also be good news for online con artists.  If 2012 is anything like 2011, retailers will need to increase their data protection and security measures in order to avoid illegal online activity.  Of the 1.4 billion dollars...

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7 Things you should think about when you audit your response...

Breach Prevention

Dec 13 2012 by
Now that your data breach response plan is in place and you’re confident that your company is safeguarded from malicious  data breach attempts, what can possibly be still the biggest threat to your data breach protection plan?  Answer: the plan itself. All the planning and preparation in the world won’t protect your business from a data breach if the response plan fails to work.  The business world is ever changing...

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‘Tis the season for National Identity Theft Prevention and...

Breach Prevention

Dec 04 2012 by
December is not only the shop ‘til you drop season, it’s also National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness month, reminding retailers and businesses that they need to not only protect themselves from a data breach but also make their employees aware of identity fraud scammers who target seasonal help.  According to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft is the number one type of consumer fraud in the U.S.,...

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The next big cyber security threat: Your fingers...

Breach Prevention

Nov 27 2012 by
We’re all familiar with well-known causes of data security breaches and identity fraud; phishing, malware attacks, and lack of cyber security protection are some of the most popular.  A lesser-known but just as lethal culprit in the world of data breaches is surprisingly, a person’s typing skills due to the fact that a simple typo can lead to typo-squatting also known as URL hijacking. Typo-squatters count on...

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Cyber thieves target retailers during the shop ‘til you dr...

Breach Prevention

Nov 20 2012 by
As we approach another season of shopping and consumerism, the retail industry should pay strict attention to the findings in the latest Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), an annual data breach information study conducted by the Verizon RISK Team (VERIS) with participation from the U.S. Secret Service and international national cyber security agencies in Australia, Holland, Ireland, and Britain. The study...

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Feds seek remedies for medical identity theft...

Breach Prevention

Nov 13 2012 by
As medical data breaches continue to spike, the federal government is seeking remedies to try and prevent medical identity theft.   Nearly 21 million Americans are at risk of having their medical identities stolen after having their healthcare records exposed in data breaches.1 And that’s just since September 2009, when a new breach notification rule took effect and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...

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Superstorm Sandy’s wake-up call: Is your data protected fr...

Breach Prevention

Nov 07 2012 by
As Superstorm Sandy demonstrated to the East Coast during the last week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month; life happens so do you know where your data is? Data breach protection is of such national critical importance, the effects of Sandy prompted Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano to emphasize the need for more national cyber security protection at an event in Washington.  During her speech, Napolitano...

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BYOD leads to data breaches in the workplace...

Breach Prevention

Nov 01 2012 by
  While technology undoubtedly has made accessing medical information much easier and faster, it also has also provided an increased potential for medical data breaches especially as health personnel begin to use unsecure mobile devices for personal and work use.  With an increase in health care employees using their own tablets and smartphones in the workplace, many healthcare companies are considering adopting a Bring...

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