Safe Password Practices

By | January 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|

We talk a lot about safe password practices on this blog. We cannot stress enough the importance of using secure and unique passwords in your day-to-day life, especially for high-value sites like Amazon or Gmail.For the past four years, password manager company SplashData has compiled a list of the top 10 worst passwords. This year, [...]

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 [...]

News Recap: Rise of Mobile Payments Dominates Security Concerns for 2015

By | January 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|

As experts weighed in this week with their predictions on security trends that will shape the coming year, the growth of mobile payments and mobile banking quickly emerged as a popular topic of focus.Steve Weisman of USA Today shared his predictions on top cyber trends to come in 2015, among them, the concern that as [...]

December Recap: A Time to Celebrate

By | January 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The end of 2014 called for a bit of holiday cheer at Experian – a time to celebrate the number of people we served and recognize the hard work our team gives day in and day out. We got into the holiday spirit while keeping the Experian train on track in December. Take a look [...]

News Recap: United Kingdom Increasing Cyber Security Initiatives

By | December 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The UK minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, announced new cyber security initiatives taking place in Britain to make it a safer place to do business, reported Mike Hine with Infosecurity Magazine. Hine broke down the 24-page document into different initiatives, including:Developing 13 cyber security “clusters” around the countryProviding financial assistance for universities to [...]

News Recap: Banks May Face Cyber Security Assessments to Improve National Security

By | December 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The U.S. government and the financial sector are trying to make cybersecurity a more prominent issue for the nation by performing cyber security assessments on banks.Daniel Huang of the Wall Street Journal shared a recent letter to the financial industry from Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the Department of Financial Services. According to Huan, Lawsky’s letter [...]

Security Trends: A Look Back at 2014 and Ahead to 2015

By | December 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|

2014 was a busy year for the security industry, with an unprecedented number of breaches, malware strains and POS hacks. With cybercrime becoming an unfortunate but increasingly common consequence of seemingly benign Internet activities, business and consumers alike will have to up the ante on the measures they use to protect themselves. Here’s a round [...]

News Recap: 2014 – Year of the Data Breach

By | December 5th, 2014|Breach, Uncategorized|

This week, 60 Minutes correspondent Bill Whitaker deemed 2014 “the year of the data breach” – and for good reason:“The theft of 40 million credit cards from Target late last year was followed by news of a breach at Michaels stores involving more than two million credit cards. Then came P.F. Chang’s. And in September, [...]

November Recap: Giving Thanks at CSID

By | December 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

November was a time to give thanks at Experian. We gathered our best secure shopping tips for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, prepped for SXSW 2015, attended The Texas Conference for Women and had a good, old-fashioned Thanksgiving feast at our office. Here’s a recap of what we were up to in November:Prepping for SXSWi! [...]

Cyber Monday Shopping Tips

By | November 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Cyber Monday’s coming up – fast. Shoppers may be feeling a little antsy because of the major retailer breaches that have occurred over the past year, especially the Target breach that happened right around this busy time last year. We’re determined to see a breach-free shopping season this winter, so here are a few suggestions [...]

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