Who’s the Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft?

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Who’s the Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft?

Who’s the Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft?

Middle-aged Americans have experienced more personal data breaches than others — at least, they report it most often. A recent survey from the Pew Research Center said 20% of Internet users ages 30 to 49 years old and 20% of those ages 50 to 64 reported having important personal information stolen as of January 2014…. Read More

1 in 5 Americans Have Been Breached

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1 in 5 Americans Have Been Breached

1 in 5 Americans Have Been Breached

The number of U.S. citizens who have experienced a data breach has increased, according to Pew Research. In fact, 18% of adults have had information stolen via the Internet between 2013 and 2014. Such information could be a Social Security number, credit card or bank account data. In 2013, that number was only 11%. The total… Read More

Should You Trust HR With Your Personal Info?

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Should You Trust HR With Your Personal Info?

Should You Trust HR With Your Personal Info?

Your human resources department plays a vital role in how your company gets things done. It makes sure you are staffed properly, that benefits are administered and many other important obligations are met in a timely manner. Everyone knows the pitfalls of the HR department. If they recruit a bad player, it can hurt morale,… Read More

What to Do If You Were Caught in the Michaels Data Breach

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What to Do If You Were Caught in the Michaels Data Breach

What to Do If You Were Caught in the Michaels Data Breach

Approximately 2.7 million consumer credit and debit cards may have been compromised by attacks on the payment systems at Michaels, a giant craft-supply retailer, and Aaron Brothers, its sister company. Michaels informed customers in January of a potential breach, shortly after the revelation that hackers stole the credit and debit card information of millions of… Read More

Do You Need Cyber Insurance?

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Do You Need Cyber Insurance?

Do You Need Cyber Insurance?

Many companies are taking advantage of cyber insurance to ease the blow of security breaches by hackers, according to The Wall Street Journal. Ever since Target was hacked, sales of these insurance policies have picked up. Schools are among the entities that have taken cyber insurance seriously, but every company with confidential data such as payroll information might… Read More

The Data Breach Factor So Many Companies Forget: Emotion

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The Data Breach Factor So Many Companies Forget: Emotion

The Data Breach Factor So Many Companies Forget: Emotion

Smart business people know that they must secure their systems to withstand the most determined and persistent physical, as well as cyber, attacks. They must minimize their risk of exposure by deploying the most sophisticated security and anti-malware software, using outside firms to frequently penetration-test their cyber defenses, continuously training their employees to comply with… Read More

Does Anyone Think Their Credit Cards Are Secure?

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Does Anyone Think Their Credit Cards Are Secure?

Does Anyone Think Their Credit Cards Are Secure?

Consumers are less and less confident about using their credit cards to pay for things ever since some major retailers like Target reported security breaches, according to Retail Solutions Online. Even so, many consumers are still paying with their credit cards. A survey conducted by Balance Innovations found 59% of respondents haven’t made any changes to… Read More

BYOD: The Most Dangerous Acronym in Business

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BYOD: The Most Dangerous Acronym in Business

BYOD: The Most Dangerous Acronym in Business

There is a line of thinking among many of my small-business colleagues that allowing employees to supply their own computers and phones – known as Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD – is both convenient and a great way to save money. Whenever I hear that from anyone, the first thing I ask is if… Read More

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