3 Steps To Ease Your Cyber Security Spring Cleaning Efforts...

Identity Theft Prevention

May 28 2014 by
No matter how diligent your organization is about cyber security, it never hurts to take a second – or even third and fourth – look at what you’re doing to secure vital data and systems. With so many of us in a spring cleaning mindset at this time of year, now is a good time to review your cyber security measures. Of course, larger companies entrust their IT teams to take care of hardware and software, firewalls and...

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Data Breach News for the First Quarter of 2014...

Identity Theft Prevention

Apr 08 2014 by
With the first quarter of 2014 drawing to a close, now is a good time to review data breach news from the past four months and consider what that information may indicate about the state of cyber security in American businesses. As of March 21, 2014, 191 data breaches had been reported, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, which tracks such statistics. Those breaches exposed more than 4.2 million records, the...

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Must-do Resolutions to Improve Your Small Business’ Cyber ...

Identity Theft Prevention

Mar 12 2014 by
As we approach the end of the 1st quarter of 2014 , small-business owners juggle a host of operational and financial objectives. Resolving to improve cyber security should be paramount among them. Cyber security risks continue to grow across all industries, regardless of an organization’s size. Data shows that being small won’t protect your company from attacks such as business identity theft, fraud or an intentional...

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National Protect Your Identity Week Arrives: Are You Helping...

Identity Theft Prevention

Oct 23 2013 by
National Protect Your Identity Week, Oct. 20 to 26, provides a prime opportunity to talk to your staff about identity protection. We know from multiple studies that workplace identity theft is a growing concern. Are you doing enough to help your employees protect themselves? While businesses routinely train employees in protocols intended to protect business data and prevent data breaches, they may be less involved in...

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IAPP Panel Discusses BYOD and the “Technology Divorce”...

Identity Theft Prevention

May 15 2013 by
As mobile technology continues to dominate the workplace, look for more organizations to adopt “bring your own device” programs to stay competitive.  If your organization falls into this category, how will you protect your data? And just as importantly, how will you control your employees’ activities on their devices? This was the subject of mock debate held recently at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit. The debate,...

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Three tips for choosing a cloud provider...

Identity Theft Prevention

Oct 23 2012 by
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. Given recent hacking incidents at bigger-than-big companies and popular cloud services, here are a few things you need to consider when...

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Companies Beware: Cyber security escalates in importance...

Identity Theft Prevention

Oct 09 2012 by
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 important. So important that a top U.S. cyber warrior is recommending that his cyber command division be elevated into a top-level military unit under the Department of Defense. The Cyber Command, created two years ago, is currently under the U.S....

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Three things you should never do to identity theft victims...

Identity Theft Prevention

Aug 21 2012 by
Medical identity theft is no longer some obscure phrase spoken primarily in data security circles. It’s quickly becoming a household term for millions of Americans who’ve become a victim or know someone victimized by identity theft. In fact, 90% of the respondents in a recent study knew the definition of medical identity theft this year, compared with 77% last year, according to the Ponemon Institute. Awareness...

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Extended fraud resolution is the new standard...

Identity Theft Prevention

Mar 05 2012 by
Customers see a data breach and the loss of their personal data as a threat to their security and finances, and with good reason. Identity theft occurs every four seconds in the United States, according to figures from the Federal Trade Commission. As consumers become savvier about protecting their personal data, they expect companies to do the same. And to go the extra mile for them if a data breach occurs. That means...

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