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In this daunting time of high-wire cyber attacks, when even the most trusted brands are falling prey to tireless hackers, there’s no such thing...

June 14, 2011 by ofonseca

With the recent rash of highly newsworthy data breaches, headlined by the Sony PlayStation Network breach that impacted 77+ million subscribers, there’s been much...

June 7, 2011 by bkrenek

In an effort to make data breaches even more unpalatable and motivate companies to strengthen their security practices, the Federal Trade Commission is beginning...

May 31, 2011 by ofonseca

These days, the fraud economy has matured to a point where it is run like a global marketplace, with specialists for every aspect of...

May 24, 2011 by bkrenek

All data breaches have two things in common: the need for prompt resolution and the need for a robust preparedness plan....

May 17, 2011 by pluehr

In a recent report, Ernst and Young noted that stronger breach notification requirements are among the top privacy trends for 2011. Governments around the...

May 10, 2011 by ofonseca

With numerous different breaches affecting so many people as of late, millions of consumers are receiving emails from trusted brands noting that customer emails...

May 3, 2011 by bkrenek

According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there were 54 banking-related data breaches in 2010, down from the 62 breaches reported in 2009 but...

April 26, 2011 by ofonseca

According to Ponemon Institute’s Second Annual Survey on Medical Identity Theft, we estimate that more than 1.49 million Americans have been targeted by this...

April 19, 2011 by lponemon

More than 1500 tax scams reportedly target consumers and businesses through hundreds of thousands of scam emails; many use phishing to fool anxious taxpayers...

April 5, 2011 by ofonseca

Today's headlines trumpet yet another high-profile medical data breach, this time through Health Net. This corporate catastrophe reminds us of the increasing hazard of...

March 29, 2011 by bkrenek

Gift cards are a growing market for businesses and should be treated as valuable sales currency, with the same risks of consumer fraud and...

March 22, 2011 by ofonseca