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Experian’s Eighth Annual Data Breach Preparedness Stud...

Experian’s Eighth Annual Data Breach Preparedness study is available now, and its findings show organizations struggling in a few areas that are sure to see data breach activity increase this year. We surveyed IT and IT security, compliance, and privacy professionals in both the U.S. and the EMEA to compare the...

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Experian’s 2021 Data Breach Response Guide and New Res...

The COVID-19 outbreak has accelerated digital transformation and upended business and life as usual. As the threat of cybercrime and data breaches continue to disrupt businesses during this time, being prepared for an incident is a must for organizations of all sizes. Experian’s new and improved 2021 Data Breach...

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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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The Battle Against Breach Fatigue: Driving Employee En...

The Identify Theft Resource Center reported 159 data breaches occurred in just the first two months of 2018 – that’s more than two incidents each day from Jan. 1 to Feb. 28. The prevalence of cyberattacks leaves little wonder why consumers and organizations alike are experiencing “breach fatigue,” or...

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Four Ways to Prevent Tax-Related Identity Theft...

While identity theft and fraud affect millions of Americans each year, the threat especially pervasive during tax season. In fact, tax fraud was the second most common type of identity theft reported by consumers in 2017. When you consider how much highly sensitive information you share with your employer,...

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Going for the gold in identity protection: Ensuring da...

All eyes are currently on the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Whether you’re lucky enough to experience the events in person or cheering from the comfort of your home, this is an opportune time to think about how to protect your personal information while in large crowds...

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Predictions for the data breach industry in 2018...

High-profile data breaches dominated the headlines in 2017, and unfortunately, these attacks are anticipated to only increase in frequency and magnitude in 2018. Breaches like those that affected LinkedIn, Dropbox and Yahoo, serve as a wake-up call for organizations to implement processes for safeguarding sensitive data and defending against...

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Myth Buster: Most Consumers Aren’t at Risk for Identit...

Businesses may be increasingly aware of identity theft threats to their customers, but an Experian survey shows that many consumers still seriously underestimate their risk of falling victim to identity thieves. In fact, the persistent and harmful myth that the majority of consumers are not vulnerable to identity theft...

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Why companies should offer post-breach monitoring serv...

When a cybersecurity incident occurs, will your organization’s data breach response contribute to customer retention or undermine it? Multiple studies and surveys illustrate that how well a company supports consumers in the wake of a security event directly affects customers’ perceptions of and loyalty to the breached company. Consumers...

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Prediction check-in: Emerging threats present new chal...

New cyber risks emerge daily, and companies can find it challenging to maintain protections against known threats while also adjusting their response plans to account for new ones. While it’s virtually impossible to know exactly what cyber-criminals will think of next, it pays to be aware of new tools...

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Phishing For a Refund – What You Should Know to ...

In 2017, the deadline for filing both paper and electronic W-2s with the SSA is the same date they're due in employees' hands: Jan....

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