About Bryan Hjelm

Bryan has more than a decade of experience in the technology industry. In his lead role at Experian Partner Solutions, Bryan focuses on identity protection, fraud detection, privacy and information security products and technologies. He also closely studies how personally identifiable information can lead to identity theft, privacy concerns, and shape our online reputations.

CSID Bolsters Social Media Monitoring Product to Help Keep Children Safe Online

By | September 20th, 2016|Company News, Online Safety|

Today, we’re pleased to announce that our Social Media Monitoring product now includes child-monitoring services. This important addition, which can be rapidly deployed and customized through our Identity Management Center (IMC), lets our partners enable subscribers to monitor privacy and reputational risks, cyber bullying, weapons references, and sexual predator activity for their child’s Facebook, Twitter, [...]

SYNful Knock and a New Age of Phishing

By | September 21st, 2015|Uncategorized|

Earlier this week, Reuters reported that security researchers uncovered a new malware strain called SYNful Knock, targeting Cisco routers. Once installed, SYNful Knock gives cyber criminals the ability to harvest data being shared via the router without being detected. The malware has already been found on a handful of Cisco routers in four different countries. [...]

The Rising Cost of Data Breaches

By | August 20th, 2015|Breach, Business Security, Uncategorized|

Earlier this week, Target struck a deal with Visa to reimburse thousands of financial institutions around $67 million dollars for costs resulting from the company’s 2013 data breach. These costs included reissuing credit and debit cards and handling an increased number of customer inquiries. Target is expected to reach a similar deal with MasterCard. Target’s [...]

Do You Know Who (Or What) Your Friends Are?

By | November 7th, 2011|Uncategorized|

With more than 800 million users worldwide, Facebook has become the defacto standard in social networking platforms.  One of its most important features, the ability to quickly and easily scan whether or not you know people by looking at common connections, has expanded networks across the entire world. You all know this already…  but how [...]

The Changing Landscape of Spam

By | October 19th, 2011|Uncategorized|

PC Mag recently published an infographic that visualizes a study by Commtouch about “The State of Hacked Accounts.” Commtouch collected data from email users who have had their email accounts hacked to draw conclusions about email security and the motives of email hackers.Findings: The study found that two-thirds of hacked email accounts are used to [...]

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