Identity Theft

Identity theft scams, trends and information for mitigating risk

IAPP Panel Discusses BYOD and the “Technology Divorce”...

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May 15 2013 by
As mobile technology continues to dominate the workplace, look for more organizations to adopt “bring your own device” programs to stay competitive.  If your organization falls into this category, how will you protect your data? And just as importantly, how will you control your employees’ activities on their devices? This was the subject of mock debate held recently at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit. The debate,...

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Controversial Cyber Security Bill Passes The House...

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May 07 2013 by
Despite President Obama’s January signing of an Executive Order (EO) which outlines national cyber security policies in protecting U.S. companies and government agencies against cyber threats, the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was passed in a 288-127 House vote sending it now to the Senate.¹ CISPA supporters say the act will help facilitate information sharing between private...

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Tips to save your reputation following a big data breach...

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Apr 23 2013 by
The advent of big data and consequently, the task of collecting and analyzing it, can reap many benefits for organizations looking for deeper insight. We create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data daily1 in all aspects of everyday life.  Organizations can use this data to increase productivity, provide more value to customers, or patients and make better decisions. But along with the rewards, comes risk.  Big data can result...

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Cybercriminals Aim For A New Target...

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Mar 19 2013 by
Bank employees have recently usurped their customers as the preferred target of cybercriminals in the financial industry according to the FBI and other finance member organizations who last month issued fraud alert warnings to banking institutions.  The latest data breach trend by cyberthieves is to use hacking methods such as spam, phishing, keyloggers and remote-access Trojans to intercept bank employees’ login...

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Three things you should never do to identity theft victims...

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Aug 21 2012 by
Medical identity theft is no longer some obscure phrase spoken primarily in data security circles. It’s quickly becoming a household term for millions of Americans who’ve become a victim or know someone victimized by identity theft. In fact, 90% of the respondents in a recent study knew the definition of medical identity theft this year, compared with 77% last year, according to the Ponemon Institute. Awareness...

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Infographic: The state of identity theft...

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Jun 11 2012 by
A nationwide look at consumers' identity theft complaints based on FTC...

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ITRC report identifies top three data breach triggers...

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May 07 2012 by
For a company, a data breach can seem like it comes out of the blue. Yet, according to analysis by the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), the three primary causes of data breaches have remained the same since 2009: Hacking Data on the move Insider theft ITRC has been releasing an annual Breach Report since 2007. For the first time, hacking outpaced all other triggers to account for just more than a quarter...

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Students and cyber defense...

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Feb 07 2012 by
  A great deal of data is collected on students of all ages. Registration forms, health forms, emergency contact forms and permission slips are all a part of the information overload that schools typically require from their pupils, and many of these forms request sensitive data such as social security numbers. Unfortunately, school administrators don’t always protect this information as well as they should...

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