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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 [...]

National Internet Safety Month: Gaming and Hacking

By | June 10th, 2016|Online Safety|

June is National Internet Safety Month, which began in 2005 in order to raise awareness around the need for online safety, especially among children and teens. In honor of Internet Safety Month, let’s hone in on the gaming industry, one area in particular that has caused a huge growth in the popularity of hacking. More [...]

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 [...]

Announcing Season 2 of CSID’s Podcast, Firewall Chats

By | February 12th, 2016|Company News, Firewall Chats|

We’re pleased to announce Experian’s podcast series, Firewall Chats, is returning for a second season! And this one will be even bigger than the last, with six episodes released every other Tuesday starting on February. We’ll be kicking off the second season with a look ahead to South by Southwest. SXSW is an annual conference [...]

We’re Launching a New, 12-Week Paid Parental Leave Policy

By | January 26th, 2016|Company News|

At Experian, we strongly believe there’s a direct correlation between our company’s success and the happiness and well-being of our employees. That’s why we’ve worked tirelessly to create a company culture that includes a suite of competitive benefits to improve the quality of life for our growing team. Today, we’re thrilled to announce our new [...]

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