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Online holiday shopping is also big business for fraud...

According to EMC’s November 2012 fraud report, online holiday shopping is projected to account for 24% of the year’s total  e-commerce sales which is good news for retailers and unfortunately, it can also be good news for online con artists.  If 2012 is anything like 2011, retailers will need to...

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Infographic: The security of patient data in a virtual...

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7 Things you should think about when you audit your re...

Now that your data breach response plan is in place and you’re confident that your company is safeguarded from malicious  data breach attempts, what can possibly be still the biggest threat to your data breach protection plan?  Answer: the plan itself. All the planning and preparation in the world...

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‘Tis the season for National Identity Theft Prevention...

December is not only the shop ‘til you drop season, it’s also National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness month, reminding retailers and businesses that they need to not only protect themselves from a data breach but also make their employees aware of identity fraud scammers who target seasonal help. ...

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The next big cyber security threat: Your fingers...

We’re all familiar with well-known causes of data security breaches and identity fraud; phishing, malware attacks, and lack of cyber security protection are some of the most popular.  A lesser-known but just as lethal culprit in the world of data breaches is surprisingly, a person’s typing skills due to...

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Cyber thieves target retailers during the shop ‘til yo...

As we approach another season of shopping and consumerism, the retail industry should pay strict attention to the findings in the latest Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), an annual data breach information study conducted by the Verizon RISK Team (VERIS) with participation from the U.S. Secret Service and...

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Feds seek remedies for medical identity theft...

As medical data breaches continue to spike, the federal government is seeking remedies to try and prevent medical identity theft.   Nearly 21 million Americans are at risk of having their medical identities stolen after having their healthcare records exposed in data breaches.1 And that’s just since September 2009, when...

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Superstorm Sandy’s wake-up call: Is your data protecte...

As Superstorm Sandy demonstrated to the East Coast during the last week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month; life happens so do you know where your data is? Data breach protection is of such national critical importance, the effects of Sandy prompted Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano to emphasize...

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BYOD leads to data breaches in the workplace...

  While technology undoubtedly has made accessing medical information much easier and faster, it also has also provided an increased potential for medical data breaches especially as health personnel begin to use unsecure mobile devices for personal and work use.  With an increase in health care employees using their...

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Three tips for choosing a cloud provider...

To cloud or not to cloud? That is the question. And while there’s no questioning the convenience and benefits of cloud storage – you can access your data from multiple devices and save space on your own servers – there are questions regarding how secure cloud storage really is....

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Federal breach notice: A view worth the climb?...

Working for a company that navigates 46 different state breach notice laws and a plethora of sector based federal breach notice laws, I’m often asked what I think the likelihood is that the Federal Government will pass a comprehensive data breach notification law that supersedes all the state laws.......

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Companies Beware: Cyber security escalates in importan...

How important is cyber security? October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month for the ninth consecutive year and each year, the designation seems to become more...

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