Identity Theft

Holiday travel without data leaks

Posted on Dec 13 2011 by

The average value of a lost laptop is $49,246, a number based on several factors: replacement cost, detection, forensics, data breach, lost intellectual property costs, lost productivity and legal, consulting and regulatory expenses.

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Avoiding holiday scams

Posted on Dec 06 2011 by

With the flood of online shoppers comes the accompanying tidal wave of fraudsters washing over the cheerful holiday landscape. Hidden behind the online mistletoe, cyber-thieves lurk with seasonal scams, virtual Scrooges with plans to spoil holiday shopping for consumers and retailers.

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Data breaches make the hospitality industry less hospitable

Posted on Nov 16 2011 by

According to a new report by British insurance firm Willis Group Holdings, insurance claims for data theft worldwide jumped 56% last year, with the largest share of those attacks – 38% – targeting hotels, reports and tour companies.
Why are hackers increasingly making themselves at home in the hospitality sector?

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Honoring veterans by protecting their identities

Posted on Nov 10 2011 by

It is a cruel irony that service members who defend our country by fighting abroad are often most at risk from the threat of identity theft at home. Frequent deployments, relocation and the unique demands of military life create vulnerabilities for fraudsters to exploit, and military personnel can remain unaware that they have been targeted long after a crime has been perpetrated.

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Your biggest data breach risk may be on your payroll

Posted on Oct 25 2011 by

Data breaches may conjure images of malicious hackers and global cyber gangs, but often the worst breaches come at the hands of a company’s own employees.

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Cyber crime gets costlier

Posted on Oct 04 2011 by

The Ponemon Institute’s recently released “Second Annual Cost of Cyber Crime Study” confirms that data breaches have become a more frequent and damaging hazard of business.

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Ensuring the security of personal identifiable information

Posted on Sep 27 2011 by

Everywhere you turn these days there’s word of a new data breach. In the course of our lifetime, our “personal identifying information (PII)” is shared with hundreds of companies, governmental agencies, educational facilities, businesses and health care providers. What can a consumer do to protect their sensitive personal information?

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Do your passwords pass the hack test?

Posted on Aug 23 2011 by

The steady drumbeat of recent data breaches has called significant attention to the security vulnerabilities of even the world’s biggest corporate brands and defense organizations. These incidents have spotlighted the need for improved breach prevention measures.

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Child identity theft: A new frontier for fraudsters

Posted on Aug 09 2011 by

A recent Federal Trade Commission discussion, “Stolen Futures: A Forum on Child Identity Theft,” presented a valuable opportunity to galvanize industry experts and public leaders around this increasing privacy threat.

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Trouble in the clouds: Data breaches threaten cloud computing

Posted on Jul 19 2011 by

Cloud services that handle enormous amount of data amongst consumers and corporate clients are a big target of fraudsters.

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