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COVID-19 Unleashes a Plague of Cybercrime...

While many businesses have suffered slowdowns or shutdowns related to COVID-19, one industry is thriving, to the potential detriment of others: Cybercrime, including data theft and identity fraud. It’s essential for companies of every size to shore up their defenses, and for those who store sensitive customer data to...

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Cybersecurity and COVID-19: Responding to Increased Ri...

The coronavirus crisis has changed the way companies of all sizes serve, protect, and connect with their consumers and employees. In addition to keeping people safe, the C-suite is managing two other top priorities: Safeguarding their organizations against new threats Maintaining business as usual during this unusual time. Stretched...

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Experian’s 2020 Data Breach Industry Predictions Are I...

A new decade of data breaches is here, and cyber criminals are celebrating with five new targets to expose and exploit consumer data in 2020. The past few years have been tough for companies of all sizes across all industries. In 2018, businesses saw a record-setting number of data...

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How to be a Smarter Phish...

Cybercriminals and fraudsters love phishing, and they especially like casting their lures into business waters. When these emails are highly targeted and designed to mimic legitimate business communications, it’s called spearphishing. They use real logos, use proper grammar and spelling and include attachments designed to fool even sophisticated spam...

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How to Gear Up For This Tax Scam Season...

Other than accountants and CPAs, it’s a fair assumption that the only people who like tax season are scammers and fraudsters. It’s the time of the year when the bad guys take advantage of the scariest government agency – the IRS – and use our fears to their advantage....

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International data breaches are increasing and organiz...

The increase in the severity of data breaches, the spread of global attacks, and the demands of European privacy policies appears to be behind an increase in the attention high-level executives and boards of directors are paying to the ability of their firms to prevent and respond to data...

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Threats that affect data breach preparedness...

If you attended RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco, one of the largest cybersecurity conferences in the world, you probably heard a lot of chatter surrounding third-party security risks, the skyrocketing number of endpoints and the lack of visibility of what users are able to access, and concerns that...

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The importance of good governance in data breach prepa...

When it comes to preventing data breaches and hacks, effective cybersecurity starts at the top, according to findings revealed in Experian’s “Sixth Annual Study: Is Your Company Ready for a Big Data Breach?” For the first time, the annual study includes a special analysis to scrutinize the behavior of...

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7 Key Lessons From Companies That Prevented Data Breac...

Any responsible business manager knows that protection business and client data ia a vital part of running a success organization. Now a new report identifies key factors that can improve a company’s ability to avoid hacks and data breaches. And here’s the good news: These tactics really work. During...

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The State of Data Breach Preparedness...

Cyberattacks skyrocketed in 2018, thanks in part to the dramatic rise of endpoints and devices and also to the improving sophistication of the attacks. This increase in cyberattacks means the risk of your organization suffering a data breach have also gone up. Are you prepared? That’s the question raised...

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Predictions for the data breach industry in 2019...

Data privacy dominated the headlines in 2018, thanks largely to the implementation of GDPR. Even with the new emphasis on protecting data, there were still high-profile data breaches dominating headlines. On the positive side, organizations are more prepared than ever to address cybersecurity incidents. However, cybercriminals remain one step...

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Putting Together an Effective Data Breach Response Pla...

Experian has officially released their 2018-2019 Data Breach Response Guide. Last year, there were more than 5,000 data breaches globally, with nearly 1500 originating in the U.S. It’s a number that promises to rise, as cybercriminals become more sophisticated with their attacks and with a growing attack landscape, thanks...

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