Identity Theft

Following Personal Identifying Information (PII) Down the Black Net Road

Posted on Aug 11 2015 by

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 the route PII travels from its […]


Recognize Internet Safety Month As a Reminder To Keep Data Secure

Posted on Jun 02 2015 by

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 Second Annual Data Breach Preparedness Study […]


Cybercriminals Cashing in as Companies Struggle to Secure Payment Systems

Posted on May 05 2015 by

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 responsible for securing payment systems and […]


Don’t Fall for Phishing Scams

Posted on Apr 07 2015 by

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 link and completing an online form. […]


Data Breach in the News: Winter 2015

Posted on Feb 17 2015 by

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 many of the predictions we’ve made. […]


ProtectMyID® Gets Even Better with Payment Fraud Protection through BillGuard

Posted on Jan 26 2015 by

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 or identity theft, or know someone […]


New Collaboration Enhances Our Identity Protection Suite

Posted on Nov 11 2014 by

Each data breach brings new learnings. Often we gain more insight in where the vulnerabilities lie within businesses and sometimes we gain a better understanding of how consumers can better protect themselves. These discoveries help us in our goal to better secure the business environment from all angles. That’s why we’re proud to announce a […]


Data breach in the news: Fall 2014

Posted on Oct 28 2014 by

While in the midst of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, recent headlines have been dominated by news of businesses experiencing a data breach. Companies nationwide have been on alert in light of breached business and information groups that have delivered significant consumer impact. As former White House Chief Information Officer Theresa Payton said in a recent interview […]


Spreading the word: What can you do to support Cybersecurity Awareness Month?

Posted on Oct 14 2014 by

Cybersecurity risks and protection methods have changed greatly, for both businesses and individuals, since the Department of Homeland Security initiated the first Cybersecurity Awareness Month 11 years ago. New cyber threats emerge constantly, and it’s never been more vital for businesses and their employees to be on guard against cyber intruders. Hopefully, your organization already […]


The role of the right partners in data breach recovery: the IAPP talk you won’t want to miss

Posted on Sep 16 2014 by

While many American companies have done a noteworthy job of improving their data breach preparedness in the past few years, it seems new breaches occur every month to remind us there’s still plenty of room for improvement. And many state governments are responding by upgrading their post-breach recovery requirements to mandate faster notification timing, and […]