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April 03, 2017
Travelers are facing more privacy risks as domestic and foreign governments take a greater interest in social media accounts and require devices to be stowed in checked luggage. Fortunately there are a number of steps travelers can take to protect their rights and privacy. This Personal Tech Column...
February 28, 2017
Are you losing your identity? The good folks at Equifax suggest you very well may be. Check out their infographic with the latest information about the state of identity fraud in the United Kingdom. If you suspect you're a victim of identity fraud, be sure to contact your providers. You already may...
February 28, 2017
Brace yourself: Tax fraud isn't going away, and if you haven't already filed your return, you could be the next victim. Tax identity theft happens when someone files a phony tax return using your personal information—like your Social Security number (SSN)—to get a tax refund from the IRS. It also...
February 28, 2017
By now, most in the finance and insurance sectors have been introduced to the New York Department of Financial Services’ (NYDFS) imminent cybersecurity regulations . Rather than proffering a construct for another “voluntary” framework to accurately gauge cybersecurity risk, New York boldly sets...
December 05, 2016
Employers collect and store vast amounts of personally identifiable information from job candidates and employees: Social Security numbers, birth dates, driver’s licenses, protected health information, financial and investment account information, emails and passwords, and more. All of this data—...
December 01, 2016
By Amit Ashbel National Cybersecurity month has come and gone in a flurry of analyzing security practices and determining which areas need more attention. But instead of waiting another year to revisit the topic, companies should carve out time regularly to ensure they’re keeping security top of...
November 28, 2016
Officials at U.K.-based Tesco Bank may wish to convey that the dust has settled regarding a stunning cyber attack in which thousands of patrons directly lost cold, hard cash. But that certainly is not the case. In fact, the longer-term ramifications Tesco and its customers must now deal with are...
October 24, 2016
Identity theft continues to plague consumers, according to the Federal Trade Commission. While incidence of this crime skyrockets—consumer complaints have risen by 47 percent—there have been shifts in the which states are affected the most. Missouri is the No. 1 hotbed for identity theft, according...
October 14, 2016
By Christine Giordano These days, when your phone rings, it’s often a call from a scammer trying to get your information. Now two phone scams are targeting those who have Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance. The first is a phishing scam, the second is a product scam. Daniel Crowell, director of...
October 10, 2016
Millennials have grown up on technology like personal computers, cell phones and the internet. And while they may be tech-savvy, millennials also are the most blasé about how technology can lead to identity theft. Nearly half of this generation born between 1982 and 2004 are concerned about cyber...