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Trouble in the clouds: Data breaches threaten cloud co...

Cloud services that handle enormous amount of data amongst consumers and corporate clients are a big target of...

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A billion dollar crime that needs an urgent response...

According to Ponemon Institute’s Second Annual Survey on Medical Identity Theft, we estimate that more than 1.49 million Americans have been targeted by this crime. With an average cost per victim of $20,663 the total national economic impact of medical identity theft crimes is more than $30 b...

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Scam report: shipping pirates...

With some precautions, your business can safely navigate through hazardous shipping channels without fear of data...

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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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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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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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Phishing attacks threaten your business...

Phishing attacks are on the rise. According to a Panda Security investigation, scammers are creating 57,000 fake websites a week to falsely represent 375 popular brand...

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Learn how to minimize the risk of a data breach...

Unfortunately, data breaches are not specific to just one type of company in a particular industry. Breaches occur in companies both large and small and in a myriad of industries. What can a business do to minimize the risks and damages of a data...

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Do you know the real threat to your customer data?...

A big fear of business leaders and privacy professionals alike is the accidental breach of customer personally identifiable information (PII) either through the loss or destruction of company property, such as a laptop, by an employee. However, the 2010 Verizon Data Breach Investigations report points to a different data...

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Does your company have a wireless device data policy i...

As more business users work remotely and travel the use of wireless devices has become a necessity in the workplace to access data. However, using wireless devices presents new challenges to keep transmitted and stored data secure....

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