Cody Gredler

About Cody Gredler

Cody knows cyber security. As Director of Marketing at Experian Partner Solutions she has a keen understanding of what is going on both in the news and behind the scenes with the latest breaches, security threats and identity theft scams. Cody writes about the latest industry news, breaches, identity theft trends and often shares helpful security tips for both businesses and consumers.

The Role of Credit Education in Driving Retail Growth

By | May 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Americans continue to struggle with credit and debt, and amidst that struggle lies an opportunity for retailers to educate consumers on developing better credit habits, and make them better customers. Consider these statistics that show Americans have much to do to improve their financial standing – and their credit scores: --- Total U.S. credit card [...]

They’re in Your Store. Show Them You Care and They’ll be Back

By | April 25th, 2018|Retail|

In the retail world, it’s common to focus on the transaction. After all, that’s where the money is changing hands. People come to your brick-and-mortar store, website, or mobile app, find something at a fair price, maybe browse a bit, pay and then they are gone. After their purchase, they may be back, or they [...]

Three Ways ID Protection Services Help Banks Build Customer Loyalty

By | April 19th, 2018|Banking, Identity Protection|

According to a Harris Poll/Feedzai survey, only around 25% of Americans trust banks with their data. One clear path to regaining that trust is to via robust ID protection services. “While consumers may not think about the complex wiring and plumbing of companies and organizations and how they wheel and deal personal data, there is [...]

Consumer Trust: Four Ways to Show Your Customers Your Bank Has Their Backs

By | April 10th, 2018|Credit Education|

As the world becomes more digital, your customers savor the efficiencies that come along with that. Banking by phone, localized information at their fingertips and online reviews are the kind of services that quickly become habits. But today’s fast pace of change and the complex credit landscape wrought with data breaches and other cybersecurity threats [...]

After the AlphaBay/Hansa Shutdowns, Other Markets are Booming

By | August 1st, 2017|The Dark Web|

Last month, we reflected on the takedown of two popular dark web marketplaces, AlphaBay and Hansa. With more than 200,000 users and $1 billion in illicit sales, AlphaBay’s dismantling was celebrated as a landmark victory against cyber crime and a testament to the power of global government collaboration. Both sites, accessible through the Tor network, [...]

The AlphaBay and Hansa Takedowns: Good News, but More to the Story

By | July 20th, 2017|Industry News, The Dark Web|

The takedown of two popular dark web marketplaces is making headlines around the world today. The US, Europol and the Netherlands announced that after a global law enforcement operation, AlphaBay, a site with more than 200,000 users and $1 billion in illicit sales, has been shut down. Following AlphaBay’s takedown on July 4th, Europol reported [...]

Updates and Lessons From the Petya Ransomware Attack

By | June 29th, 2017|Online Safety|

Another ransomware attack was identified Tuesday and is affecting critical infrastructure providers across the globe. The ransomware, called GoldenEye, is a new strain of the Petya ransomware. GoldenEye is especially vicious as it does more than simply encrypt files – it also encrypts hard drives by overwriting the master reboot record. This prevents the computer [...]

5 Mistakes In Your BYOD Policy

By | June 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies are designed to promote flexibility and collaboration for employees, help companies cut hardware and service costs, and are quickly becoming standard in today’s workforce. In fact, over half of U.S. companies recently reported that they allow the use of personal devices for work purposes. While there are many benefits to BYOD, it’s [...]

What We Can Learn From the WannaCry Ransomwear Attack

By | May 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Late last week, news broke of a ransomware attack affecting systems across the globe. The malware variant, called Ransom-WannaCry, exploited a vulnerability in Microsoft known as EternalBlue, locking people out of their computers and demanding $300 in Bitcoin. Major organizations, including the National Health Service (NHS) in the U.K., have been affected. By the latest [...]

Protecting Yourself Against Tax Identity Theft

By | March 7th, 2017|Identity Protection|

Every year, tax season gives way to a fresh wave of identity theft-related crimes that affect millions of Americans. In 2015, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission tracked a whopping 47% increase in identity theft complaints. Tax refund fraud was a major contributor to this spike, with FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez naming tax refund fraud as [...]

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