Identity Theft

Infographic: The state of identity theft

Posted on Jun 11 2012 by

A nationwide look at consumers’ identity theft complaints based on FTC reports.

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ITRC report identifies top three data breach triggers

Posted on 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. […]

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Students and cyber defense

Posted on Feb 07 2012 by

This vulnerability, combined with the fact that stealing personal information from minors can go undetected for years, is just part of the reason why minors are 51 times more likely to suffer from identity theft than adults.

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Are you in hiding after a data breach? Watch our new video.

Posted on Jan 31 2012 by

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Five top trends in security threats

Posted on Jan 31 2012 by

Just as technology is continuously evolving, so are the wily ways in which fraudsters circumvent the safeguards for changing technologies. Symantec’s study Internet Security Threat Report offers a review of where cyber thieves are finding new opportunities and, accordingly, where experts believe the thorniest security trouble spots lie.

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‘Tis the season for data privacy

Posted on Jan 24 2012 by

As our world becomes ever smaller and more networked, Data Privacy Day provides information to consumers about the ways in which personal information is collected, stored, used and shared. The international privacy promotion also helps businesses understand the laws and regulations to which they’re subjected and offers guidance about how to best shield themselves from risks.

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How data breaches harm reputations

Posted on Jan 17 2012 by

The Ponemon study clearly shows that when data breaches occur, the collateral damage of a company’s brand and reputation become significant hard costs that must be factored into the total financial loss.

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Data breaches don’t take a holiday at the arcade

Posted on Dec 27 2011 by

A recent data breach discovery serves as a reminder that even when you’re on vacation, cyber criminals never sleep.

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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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