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Overview of 2015 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report

By | April 21st, 2015|Breach, Uncategorized|

Every year Verizon takes a thorough look at the global breach landscape in the company’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report. This year’s report offers a wealth of information on the threats, vulnerabilities and actions that plagued businesses in 2014. The report is long, but interesting and worth a read. To make it easier for you, [...]

Tips For Consumer Data Security After The Anthem Breach

By | February 10th, 2015|Breach, Uncategorized|

As the dust settles after Anthem Healthcare Insurance announced last week that approximately 80 million of its customers may have had their personal information exposed in a data breach, consumers are once again left wondering how they can protect themselves and their data in the wake of another high profile hack. Though it’s being called [...]

Customer Alert: “GHOST” Vulnerability on Linux Systems

By | January 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|

On January 27, 2015, Qualys, Inc., the leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions, announced that its security research team discovered a vulnerability in the Linux GNU C Library known as (glibc). This vulnerability, called "GHOST (CVE-2015-0235),” allows attackers to remotely take control of a system without having prior knowledge of system credentials. This [...]

The Implications of Sharing Personal Data

By | January 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Did you know that privacy policies do not guarantee that your information will be kept private? Most companies use privacy policies to inform customers about how their personal information may be used, i.e. sold, shared, exchanged, not necessarily guaranteeing absolute confidentiality. In today’s increasingly digital world where exchanging personal information – your name, email address, [...]

President Obama Previews State of the Union Address with Emphasis on Cybersecurity

By | January 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Cybersecurity took center stage this week as President Obama previewed plans focused on increasing online security, electronic privacy and the prevention of identity theft for the American people.Byron Tau and Elizabeth Dwoskin of the Wall Street Journal shared that on Monday, Obama visited the Federal Trade Commission to discuss new cyber security initiatives that will [...]

Loyalty Rewards Programs: A New Cybercrime?

By | November 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Cyber criminals are getting creative. We constantly hear about hackers stealing credit card numbers and even Twitter handles. Now, they have also added your loyalty rewards points to their list.Brian Krebs wrote an excellent article highlighting a few of interesting cases where victims had rewards points stolen.One victim reported that he had about 250,000 Hilton [...]

Customer Alert: Heartbleed SSL Vulnerability

By | April 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|

On the morning of April 8, 2014, the OpenSSL community revealed a security vulnerability in recent versions of the OpenSSL software. Dubbed Heartbleed, the vulnerability poses a serious security concern because cyber criminals could exploit the vulnerability to expose site users’ Personally Identifiable Information (PII).What does this mean, exactly?OpenSSL is an open-source encryption technology used [...]

News Recap: Pew Research Center Finds Most Internet Users Want Online Privacy

By | September 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The Pew Research Center recently released research that revealed 86 percent of 792 U.S. Internet users polled have taken steps to mask their digital footprints. From July 11 to 14, the Princeton Survey Research Associates polled people via phone interviews.One of the report’s authors and a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University, Sara Kiesler, was [...]

August Recap: Full Steam Ahead

By | September 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|

It’s easy to lose steam in August – but here at Experian, we were full steam ahead. We announced the date and panelist lineup for our upcoming webinar, participated in the SXSW 2014 Panel Picker and even had time to squeeze in a fun Frat Games Day for our Austin office. Take a look at [...]

SXSW 2014 Panel Picker – When Good Technology Goes Bad: Mobile Technology

By | August 29th, 2013|Uncategorized|

It doesn’t take much for a hacker to create an attack platform that is capable of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of data. In fact, all it takes is a $20 router, less than an hour and little technical expertise. Experian’s Chief Innovation Officer Adam Tyler wants to show you how alarmingly easy [...]

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