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.

To Post Or Not To Post: Back To School Pictures

By | August 26th, 2016|Online Safety|

If you’ve logged on Facebook or Twitter in the past few days, chances are good your news feed is flooded with little faces holding colorful backpacks, bursting with supplies. Proud parents love the opportunity to share their children’s "back to school" photos with family and friends. This flurry of photos happens every fall, but a new [...]

News Recap: Millennials and Cybersecurity

By | August 11th, 2016|Industry News|

This week, we’re talking about one of the most important topics in cybersecurity: the global cybersecurity professional gap and how computer-savvy millennials can help to fill it. Here’s a quick recap of the news surrounding this important issue, including research from our friends over at the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). The Cybersecurity Professional Gap [...]

Pokemon Privacy: Catching Them All, Safely

By | July 18th, 2016|Industry News, Malware and Scams, Online Safety|

On July 6, Niantic launched Pokemon Go -- a free, augmented reality game for iOS and Android devices. The world went wild. Pokemon Go grabbed 26 million users in the U.S. alone, surpassing both Google Maps and Twitter in daily active users. It’s been hard to escape the colorful news over the past week. Articles [...]

Cybersecurity in 2016: Reflections on the First Half of 2016

By | June 30th, 2016|Data Breaches, Industry News|

With July just around the corner, it’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through 2016. Throughout the last six months we’ve seen some major cyber security incidents make headlines. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, since January 1, 2016, there have been a staggering 500 breaches, with over 12.8 million records exposed. The breaches [...]

Passwords Going the Way of the Dinosaur?

By | June 3rd, 2016|Industry News, Online Safety|

We have discussed passwords many times on this blog and how poor password habits, such as easy-to-guess logins and reusing passwords across multiple accounts, can easily lead to identity theft and fraud. Password management can be difficult – we get it – and so does Google. At this year’s Google I/O conference, the company announced [...]

CSID Launches Small Business Monitoring Product to Mitigate Risk of Cyber Threats

By | May 5th, 2016|Business Security, Company News|

Cyber criminals are targeting attacks towards small businesses more than ever before. In fact, Symantec reported over 43% of spear phishing attacks and 60% of all attacks in 2014 were directed towards small and midsize companies in its 2015 Internet Security Threat Report. To combat this growing trend, we’re excited to today announce the launch [...]

All Eyes on Encryption: WhatsApp Takes a Stand

By | April 11th, 2016|Industry News|

In the wake of the San Bernadino tragedy back in February, the FBI asked Apple to build a new, custom version of its iOS to help unlock one of the shooters’ phones. They very publicly declined, issuing an open letter to their customers that quickly sparked a massive national debate around consumer privacy and international [...]

Cybersecurity Took Center Stage at SXSW 2016

By | March 24th, 2016|Industry News|

We’re just about a quarter of the way through 2016, and we’ve already seen some cybersecurity trends taking shape. We presented at South by Southwest Interactive earlier this month, participating in and engaging with some of the biggest technology conversations from around the world. If you missed any of our panels, be sure to check [...]

Snapchat’s Phishing Attack: A Reminder That Security Starts with Employee Education

By | March 2nd, 2016|Business Security, Industry News, Malware and Scams|

Snapchat, the popular ephemeral messaging application, just announced a phishing attack that has compromised the identities of a number of its current and former employees. According to a blog post from the company, Snapchat’s payroll department was targeted by an isolated phishing scam, where a scammer impersonated the company’s chief executive officer and asked for [...]

What we can learn from Apple’s open letter to its customers

By | February 19th, 2016|Industry News|

In the wake of the San Bernardino tragedy, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seized an iPhone that was used by one of the shooters. Recently, the FBI obtained a court order from a California district court, requesting Apple’s assistance in cracking the phone’s passcode. This has sparked an interesting debate around encryption, the outcome [...]

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