Resolutions for a More Secure 2017

By | January 6th, 2017|Online Safety|

Last year is in our rearview mirror, and we’re moving full steam ahead into 2017. It’s around this time that people start focusing on their New Year’s resolutions. One resolution that should be on everyone’s list: improving personal online security. With the right resolutions, you can help minimize the risk of your information being compromised [...]

2017: The Evolution of the Password, IoT Threats and Other Predictions

By | December 27th, 2016|Online Safety|

For both consumers and businesses, 2016 was a big year for cybersecurity. As we predicted at the beginning of the year, large-scale breaches continued to dominate the headlines and the Internet of Things (IoT) became a growing source of security concerns. But as the year comes to a close, it’s time to look to the [...]

Safe Shopping Tips During the Holidays

By | December 9th, 2016|Identity Protection, Online Safety|

The holiday season is a whirlwind of wintry weather, family and friends, and shopping – a lot of shopping. The National Retail Federation predicts retail sales in November and December will increase 3.6 percent, reaching $655.8 billion. Online shopping is expected to increase between seven and ten percent from last year to a staggering $117 [...]

Educating Family on Security Best Practices

By | November 22nd, 2016|Online Safety|

The winter holiday season is a special time of year. We see more festive lights, hear more cheerful music, and spend more time with family. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most lucrative seasons for cybercriminals. Forty-percent of all yearly cybercrime occurs during October, November, and December. While you may consider yourself cyber-aware, others in [...]

The Hollywoodization of the Hacker: Lessons From Mr. Robot

By | November 10th, 2016|Online Safety|

Current shows like Silicon Valley and Mr. Robot and movies like Blackhat have brought hackers into the ranks of pop culture’s most popular protagonists. Until recently, hackers in movies have largely been represented as zany sidekicks or mysterious recluses. But now hackers, and especially vigilante white-hat hackers, are being portrayed like real life, albeit unlikely, [...]

Cats, Geotags, and the Risks of Oversharing

By | November 1st, 2016|Online Safety|

It’s important to remember that when we’re sharing selfies, back to school photos, and pictures of our kittens on social media, we’re also sharing much more. “I Know Where Your Cat Lives” is a project created by an associate professor at Florida State University, featuring one million Instagram, Twitpic, and Flickr pictures of cats (found [...]

Industry News Recap: National Cyber Security Awareness Month

By | October 7th, 2016|Online Safety|

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) kicked off this month and as a result, more eyes than ever are on cybersecurity. This week, we’re spotlighting a few recent national stories we expect to be a key part of the conversation among those participating with us in the month-long celebration. Cybersecurity and the 2016 Election For [...]

We’re Gearing Up for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

By | September 30th, 2016|Online Safety|

Cyber security is a shared responsibility. That’s why every October, businesses, government agencies, universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals come together to participate in National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) to promote online safety awareness. NCSAM was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure all digital citizens have the resources they [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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