Identity Theft

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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Encryption: Data’s best friend

Posted on Jul 12 2011 by

When considering your company’s full breach prevention strategy, consider encryption a strong bodyguard that can play a big role in protecting data while also shielding your company from embarrassing and costly breaches.

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Scam report: Insider fraud

Posted on Jun 21 2011 by

According to a Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, in 2009, the average company lost nearly 5% of its revenue to fraud perpetrated by employees.

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Cyber liability insurance: 5 fast facts

Posted on Jun 14 2011 by

In this daunting time of high-wire cyber attacks, when even the most trusted brands are falling prey to tireless hackers, there’s no such thing as being too prepared.

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Law vs. Technology: Which stops more breaches?

Posted on Jun 07 2011 by

With the recent rash of highly newsworthy data breaches, headlined by the Sony PlayStation Network breach that impacted 77+ million subscribers, there’s been much hand-wringing over how to best ensure the protection of customer privacy.

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The high cost of data breaches just got higher

Posted on May 31 2011 by

In an effort to make data breaches even more unpalatable and motivate companies to strengthen their security practices, the Federal Trade Commission is beginning to levy punishments for security holes that invite intrusions.

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