Stress, Apathy and Winning by Default: How Consumers Respond...

Identity Theft

Jun 26 2014 by
Data breach notification letters serve multiple purposes. They ensure a breached company is compliant with data breach notification laws, they alert consumers to the breach and their involvement in it, they can warn customers of potential identity theft risks and educate them on how to cope with those risks. The one thing no company wants its notification letter to do, however, is make the recipients any more upset than they...

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The Worst Things You can Say or Do in a Breach Notification ...

Identity Theft

May 06 2014 by
When a data breach occurs, laws and industry regulations, dictate when and if you need to notify consumers whose data might have been compromised. However, many consumers would also probably argue that you’re morally obligated, to notify them of data loss; they want you to tell them of the breach and to do so in a courteous, straightforward manner. Because of this, notification letters are an integral piece of a firm’s...

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

Identity Theft

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

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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Advances in Cyber Insurance Risk Management Services Help Pr...

Identity Theft

Jun 18 2013 by
Written by: Rick Betterley, President, Betterley Risk Consultants Insurance against data loss has developed rapidly to protect organizations from the economic consequences of a data breach. Insurance companies have broadened their coverage to include not only the cost of notifying and monitoring affected persons, but also costs such as crisis response, legal guidance, and forensics. But insurance isn't enough - Cyber...

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

Identity Theft

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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Data Privacy Day: A day to recognize data protection and sec...

Identity Theft

Jan 28 2013 by
Today’s digital world has enabled us to enjoy and take advantage of all that the internet and digital communications have to offer, however, in our progressively connected society, the benefits also come with risks. In the United States, identity theft is the largest type of consumer fraud affecting more than 11 million people annually*. Online data breaches and online identity theft are the two most popular forms of...

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Online holiday shopping is also big business for fraudsters...

Identity Theft

Dec 18 2012 by
According to EMC's November 2012 fraud report, online holiday shopping is projected to account for 24% of the year’s total  e-commerce sales which is good news for retailers and unfortunately, it can also be good news for online con artists.  If 2012 is anything like 2011, retailers will need to increase their data protection and security measures in order to avoid illegal online activity.  Of the 1.4 billion dollars...

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

Identity Theft

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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