When it comes to data breach, hackers are not the biggest th...

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Dec 27 2012 by
Human errors are the most common threats to exposing a person’s personal information to data breaches according to an analysis of reported data breaches by Rapid7, a security intelligence company. Rapid7 compiled the data breach information for the report based on the number of reported public information data breaches from January 2009 to May 2012 in the Chronology of Data Breaches maintained by the Privacy Rights...

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What does increased enforcement mean to you?...

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Sep 18 2012 by
  Health care fraud and abuse has been in the national spotlight for years. But now that the Affordable Care Act is coming into play, it’s taking center stage. The Affordable Care Act gives officials tough tools to crack down on groups and individuals who try to defraud Medicare, Medicaid and other types of insurance plans. These tools include technology that’s being used to spot fraud and suspicious activity...

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World-class scammers vie for Olympic gold...

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Aug 07 2012 by
Swimmers may be stealing the spotlight, but it’s scammers who are taking home the gold--in the form of stolen credit card numbers, PINs, consumers’ personal identities. One familiar con trotted out this year (and every Olympics) is ticket fraud, including what Britons call ‘ticket touting’ (scalping) and its more sinister cousin, counterfeiting. Paying for tickets that are never delivered is another way unwary...

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A mobile test of human threats...

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Jul 17 2012 by
Like Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire, we’d all like to think that we can depend upon the kindness of strangers.  Unfortunately, Symantec recently reminded us (in case there was any doubt) that strangers are bound to let you down. In its Smartphone Honey Stick Project, Symantec intentionally “lost” 50 smartphones, all programmed with fake corporate and personal information.  The phones included a...

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Share National Internet Safety Month with every employee...

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Jun 12 2012 by
Internet safety isn’t just for the employees who handle your most sensitive data. It’s for each and every one. With June being National Internet Safety Month, it’s the perfect time to brush up on exactly what that means for your employees and business. In a recent study, 78% of organizations had experienced at least one data breach due to the actions of a careless or malicious employee.1 It’s important to...

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ITRC report identifies top three data breach triggers...

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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. For the first time, hacking outpaced all other triggers to account for just more than a quarter...

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Holiday travel without data leaks...

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Dec 13 2011 by
The winter holidays are upon us and that means the travel season is pivoting into high gear.  Employees everywhere are preparing to trot off hither and yon, likely with their laptops and mobile devices in tow – and, accordingly, with your company’s data, as enticing to prowling cyber-thieves as overstuffed Christmas stockings.  While holiday travelers unwind and turn their focus to hearth and family, fraudsters focus...

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What consumers should know about data breach notification...

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Nov 02 2011 by
Our guest blogger this week is Karen Barney of the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). It can be unnerving to be told that your information has been compromised in a data breach.  The uncertainty of not knowing all the details and the anxiety over what information has been exposed is deeply troubling to many consumers.  A breach notice makes us aware of a new risk to our lives that we can’t measure...

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8 insights into the underground fraud economy...

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May 24 2011 by
Quick – conjure the image that comes to mind when you hear the term cybercriminal. Perhaps an unkempt, lone operator working out of a boiler room late at night? How about – more commonly these days – a sophisticated fraud businessman running a high-stakes organization with international teams of experts, raking in millions through his illegal tactics. When Albert Gonzalez was arrested for hacking into the...

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