As organized crime goes virtual, the law cyber-saddles up

Posted on Jul 26 2011 by

Cyber criminals have been so successful in recent years that they have seemed unstoppable, leaving federal law enforcement struggling with the fast pace of attacks and ever-changing tactics.

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.

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.

Tips to implement an effective social media policy

Posted on Jul 05 2011 by

A well-crafted social media policy with clear guidelines addressing these and other risks can substantially reduce the number of data breach incidents related to social media use.

Is a national data breach notification law finally within reach?

Posted on Jun 28 2011 by

The White House recently released a comprehensive cyber-security policy proposal, and with it raised new hopes that a streamlined solution around data breach notification is finally at hand.

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.

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.

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.

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.

8 insights into the underground fraud economy

Posted on May 24 2011 by

These days, the fraud economy has matured to a point where it is run like a global marketplace, with specialists for every aspect of fraud – from identity thieves to the consumers of stolen identities.