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Predictions for the data breach industry in 2018...

High-profile data breaches dominated the headlines in 2017, and unfortunately, these attacks are anticipated to only increase in frequency and magnitude in 2018. Breaches like those that affected LinkedIn, Dropbox and Yahoo, serve as a wake-up call for organizations to implement processes for safeguarding sensitive data and defending against...

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Myth Buster: Most Consumers Aren’t at Risk for Identit...

Businesses may be increasingly aware of identity theft threats to their customers, but an Experian survey shows that many consumers still seriously underestimate their risk of falling victim to identity thieves. In fact, the persistent and harmful myth that the majority of consumers are not vulnerable to identity theft...

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Why companies should offer post-breach monitoring serv...

When a cybersecurity incident occurs, will your organization’s data breach response contribute to customer retention or undermine it? Multiple studies and surveys illustrate that how well a company supports consumers in the wake of a security event directly affects customers’ perceptions of and loyalty to the breached company. Consumers...

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Prediction check-in: Emerging threats present new chal...

New cyber risks emerge daily, and companies can find it challenging to maintain protections against known threats while also adjusting their response plans to account for new ones. While it’s virtually impossible to know exactly what cyber-criminals will think of next, it pays to be aware of new tools...

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Phishing For a Refund – What You Should Know to ...

In 2017, the deadline for filing both paper and electronic W-2s with the SSA is the same date they're due in employees' hands: Jan....

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Identity theft knows no season: Why credit monitoring ...

When do your customers think about credit monitoring? When do you, as a business, think about offering it to them? Many consumers don’t independently monitor their credit on a regular basis – multiple surveys tell us that, including those by Javelin Strategy & Research. Most of those who don’t monitor...

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Following Personal Identifying Information (PII) Down ...

As a business manager savvy to security risks, you may be well aware of the costs consumers and businesses incur when personal identifying information (PII) is stolen in a data breach. But once the information is taken from your system, do you know what happens next? Do you understand...

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Recognize Internet Safety Month As a Reminder To Keep ...

Airtight firewalls and current-to-the-minute defensive software aren’t enough to keep your organization safe from cyber attacks. Your IT team could be doing everything right, and your company may still be at risk from internal threats – because just one employee thinks that cybersecurity isn’t his or her job. Our...

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Cybercriminals Cashing in as Companies Struggle to Sec...

Experian Data Breach Resolution and Ponemon Institute release the first industry study that closely examines payment technologies and how companies are managing the growing threat of data breaches. The study, Data Security in the Evolving Payments Ecosystem, asked professionals to weigh in on several topics including who should be...

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Don’t Fall for Phishing Scams...

Picture this all-too-plausible scenario: a small business owner receives an authentic-looking email from a payee with whom his company regularly does business. The email states that due to lost records, the company will stop issuing payments to the small business unless someone verifies account information by clicking an enclosed...

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Data Breach in the News: Winter 2015...

You learn a lot about emerging and evolving risks when you help more than 3,000 organizations manage breaches of all kinds, as the Experian Data Breach Resolution team did in 2014. We shared many of our insights in our Second Annual Data Breach Industry Forecast, and recent headlines support...

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ProtectMyID® Gets Even Better with Payment Fraud Prote...

Payment card fraud is on the rise; the costs of debit and credit card fraud have increased $3 billion since 2012, hitting a staggering $11 billion last year according to Javelin Strategy & Research. Chances are high that a number of your customers have either been affected by fraud...

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