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Understanding the risks of chip and PIN credit card ve...

The point of sale chip and PIN payment technology is believed to be a safer form of payment than the common magnetic striped credit card. The new technology uses a card with an embedded microchip that requires the consumer to enter a unique PIN through a reader to make...

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Stopping healthcare fraud with tools used in other ind...

A few weeks ago I discussed a few preventative measures a healthcare business can implement to protect itself from the damages of medical fraud.  However, the fight against medical fraud requires support from many groups, including the U.S. Government.  Bringing new tools to the fight, the Obama Administration recently...

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Protecting your retail business from consumer fraud...

The Holiday Season is one of the busiest times of year for consumer-facing businesses.  While Holiday sales can help improve a bottom line, the increased consumer activity also brings many headaches. One of the biggest headaches is falling victim to fraud schemes from wily consumers hoping to take advantage...

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What do you need to know about the FTC’s report ...

Our guest blogger this week is Kristen Mathews of Proskauer Rose LLP. Hear more from the head of the Privacy & Data Security Group and a member of the Technology, Media & Communications Group at Proskauer Rose LLP, Kristen Mathews, during our next webinar, How Policy Will Shape Data...

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FTC report on consumer privacy...

Our guest blogger this week is the team at Proskauer Rose LLP. Hear more from the head of the Privacy & Data Security Group and a member of the Technology, Media & Communications Group at Proskauer Rose LLP, Kristen Mathews, during our next webinar, How Policy Will Shape Data...

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Identity theft protection insights...

Consumers who are part of a data breach may be more likely to experience identity theft. Learn about sources and consequences of identity theft and the benefits of...

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Helpful tips on data breach notification...

When a data breach occurs it is important to understand the breach notification laws in your State and what you have to do to abide by them. After contacting your legal counsel, the next stop you can make is the National Conference of State Legislatures which maintains a list...

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Mobile smishing attacks are on the rise...

Mobile devices are important tools to efficiently manage a business and to quickly meet the needs of a customer.  Think about the hit in productivity you’d take if you lost your smart phone or PDA.  Several weeks ago I wrote about the importance of implementing a wireless data policy...

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What a healthcare business can do to prevent medical f...

Medical fraud is occurring at an alarming rate and is expected to cost the US healthcare system $100 billion a year.  Medical fraudsters vary in their sophistication and range from organized crime organizations to individuals preying on senior citizens.  For example, one crime syndicate stole the identities of doctors...

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Protecting your business from identity theft...

A majority of the media attention has focused on the sharp increase of personal identity theft or on the loss of customer data by businesses.  Very little focus has been given to the damage done by fraudsters who craftily steal the identity of a business.  The difference between personal...

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The danger of not having a breach policy in place...

A recent study by Trend Micro indicates data loss is a growing concern for small businesses. The 2010 Corporate End User Study found that close to 60% of business respondents feared that data loss would be the result of data-stealing malware or by intentional or unintentional data leaks outside...

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Ensuring compliance with new healthcare legislation...

Legislation has been introduced in Congress to crack down on Medicare and Medicaid fraud. This legislation comes at a time when incidents of medical fraud are on the rise and the Obama Administration is poised to role out sweeping healthcare reform.  Medical fraud is estimated to cost the U.S....

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