Evolution of Identity Management

By | February 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Protecting your identity isn’t as cut and dry as it was before the digital age. Before the internet, identity thieves would find personal data by hunting through the garbage for sensitive documents, phishing for private information via phone rather than email or purchasing personal data from unscrupulous store employees.Now, with advances in technology, identity thieves [...]

News Recap: New Texas Law Aims to Protect Children From Identity Theft

By | January 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

At the start of 2014, Texas passed a law enabling parents to create a security freeze on their children’s consumer and credit files. Texan residents 16 and under will be protected under this new legislation, which aims to prevent children from becoming victims of identity theft or credit card fraud.KVUE’s Jim Bergamo quoted Texas Senator [...]

News Recap: Facebook

By | October 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Facebook recently changed its privacy policy for teenagers ages 13 to 17 to give them the option of sharing their posts with the general public. Before this change, teens were only able to broadcast their status updates to friends and “friends of friends.” While Facebook claims this will give young influencers a platform to voice [...]

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 – Growing Up Unprotected: Child ID Theft

By | August 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

Did you know that children are 51 times more likely to have their identities stolen than adults? Many parents are not actively monitoring their children’s personal information for identity theft - in fact, 52 percent of parents we polled this year are not taking measures to prevent the misuse of their child’s online information. This [...]

Vote for CSID: SXSW 2014 Panel Picker

By | August 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The end of summer means one thing for tech folks. It is officially SXSW panel picker voting time!We are excited about the three panels we submitted for this year’s conference as they address many of the big issues that businesses and individuals are facing when it comes to cyber security.When Good Technology Goes Bad: Mobile [...]

Back-to-School: Getting Online Reputations in Check

By | August 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|

It’s back-to-school time – the time of year that most people associate with buying pencils, books and laptops. But it may be time to start considering another topic when heading back to school: helping students check and manage their online presence.Why? First of all – their futures could be at stake. Inappropriate online content about [...]

National Internet Safety Month: Keeping Children and Teens Safe on Mobile

By | June 27th, 2013|Uncategorized|

This June, organizations across the country are celebrating National Internet Safety Month, a nationwide effort to spread awareness on Internet dangers and provide resources to educate children, teens and adults on preventative measures.National Internet Safety Month was passed as a resolution in 2005 by the U.S. Senate to raise awareness of the need for online [...]

Protecting Against Child Identity Theft

By | May 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|

One in 10 children are targeted for identity theft. This rate is often higher for the 380,000 children in the foster care system. As May is National Foster Care Month, it is important to recognize that foster children are prime targets for identity theft for a number of reasons. Their Social Security Numbers go with [...]

Prevent Child Identity Theft – 5 Pieces of Information Kids Should Not Share Online

By | April 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|

This post comes to us from Anne Livingston, the creator of the KidsPrivacy blog. She is writer and speaker with a passion for teaching parents and kids how to manage life online. Follow her on twitter @kidsprivacy.When I talk to my kids about what not to post online, I focus primarily on information that would [...]

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