Identity Theft

Stress, Apathy and Winning by Default: How Consumers Respond to Data Breach Notification Letters

Posted on Jun 26 2014 by

Data breach notification letters serve multiple purposes. They ensure a breached company is compliant with data breach notification laws, they alert consumers to the breach and their involvement in it, they can warn customers of potential identity theft risks and educate them on how to cope with those risks. The one thing no company wants […]

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Views on Consumer Reactions

to Data Breaches

Posted on Jun 09 2014 by

Q&A with Experian® Data Breach Resolution Vice President, Michael Bruemmer. The Ponemon Institute recently released a survey report—‘‘The Aftermath of a Mega Data Breach: Consumer Sentiment’’—sponsored by Experian Data Breach Resolution. Bloomberg BNA Privacy & Security Law Report Senior Legal Editor Donald G. Aplin posed a series of questions on the findings in the Ponemon […]

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3 Steps To Ease Your Cyber Security Spring Cleaning Efforts

Posted on May 28 2014 by

No matter how diligent your organization is about cyber security, it never hurts to take a second – or even third and fourth – look at what you’re doing to secure vital data and systems. With so many of us in a spring cleaning mindset at this time of year, now is a good time […]

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Data Breach News for the First Quarter of 2014

Posted on Apr 08 2014 by

With the first quarter of 2014 drawing to a close, now is a good time to review data breach news from the past four months and consider what that information may indicate about the state of cyber security in American businesses. As of March 21, 2014, 191 data breaches had been reported, according to the […]

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Must-do Resolutions to Improve Your Small Business’ Cyber Security

Posted on Mar 12 2014 by

As we approach the end of the 1st quarter of 2014 , small-business owners juggle a host of operational and financial objectives. Resolving to improve cyber security should be paramount among them. Cyber security risks continue to grow across all industries, regardless of an organization’s size. Data shows that being small won’t protect your company […]

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Infographic: Security Concerns Cause Pain for Consumers using eHealth Resources

Posted on Mar 06 2014 by

This latest study from the Ponemon Institute examines consumer’s sentiment towards security of eHealth Resources. The study finds that attitudes and behaviors towards online activities change, based on consumer’s perceptions and privacy security concerns. Download the study here »

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Identity Protection Tips to Share with Employees Traveling for the Holidays

Posted on Dec 17 2013 by

Online shopping during coffee breaks, an extra buzz of excitement in the air, gift exchanges and parties in the break room – many companies are understanding and even relaxed about their employees’ holiday distractions. Nurturing that holiday atmosphere can be morale-boosting for everyone, but while you’re enjoying the holidays with staff and colleagues, you can’t […]

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Is Your Data Secure for Small Business Saturday?

Posted on Nov 26 2013 by

Small Business Saturday – the Saturday immediately following Black Friday – is meant to encourage consumers to patronize small businesses across the country during a season that is make or break for many of them. Like many small businesses, you probably hope the day will be an opportunity to connect with new customers, reaffirm the […]

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Cyber Security Month: Are You Helping Raise Awareness?

Posted on Oct 31 2013 by

2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Department of Homeland Security’s October Cyber Security Awareness Month, aiming to raise consumer awareness of cyber risks and safety measures. Whether you’re a small business owner, health care provider, financial services commpany or technology executive, your own awareness of cyber security and data breach prevention is, hopefully, high. […]

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National Protect Your Identity Week Arrives: Are You Helping Your Employees?

Posted on Oct 23 2013 by

National Protect Your Identity Week, Oct. 20 to 26, provides a prime opportunity to talk to your staff about identity protection. We know from multiple studies that workplace identity theft is a growing concern. Are you doing enough to help your employees protect themselves? While businesses routinely train employees in protocols intended to protect business […]

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