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 [...]

A Look Inside Electronic Medical Records

By | October 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Medical identity theft is not a new topic; however the rise of the amount of cases in the healthcare industry is starting to cast a shadow on the healthcare industry. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, medical identity theft accounted for 43 percent of all identity theft cases in 2013. Additionally, the FBI recently [...]

Content Theft and Identity Theft Go Hand in Hand

By | September 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|

This guest blog post is a part of our cyberSAFE blog series focusing on back-to-school security, privacy and identity topics. It comes to us from Tom Galvin, Executive Director of Digital Citizens Alliance. Tom is based in Washington, DC and has been active in Internet security and safety issues for over a decade. He is [...]

News Recap: Healthcare Industry Accounts for 44 Percent of Breaches

By | September 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Earlier this year, our friends at the Identity Theft Resource Center published their latest breach statistics, showing that the healthcare industry accounted for nearly 44 percent of all breaches. According to Fortune reporter Laura Shin, 2013 “was the first time that the medical industry surpassed all others, and stood in stark contrast to the financial [...]

Don’t post your credit card number online and other social networking best practices

By | June 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|

This Monday, we got a good reminder that you always need to mind your security p’s and q’s when posting to social media sites. Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson accidentally posted a picture of his personal credit card (and security code!) after enjoying a meal at Spices in San Francisco. This was an innocent mistake that [...]

Facebook’s Acquisition of Oculus VR: Next Evolution of Social and Security

By | May 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Facebook’s bold buy of Oculus VR in late March made a statement that virtual realities have a future in the social space, and companies like Sony, Microsoft, Google and others are taking note. Virtual realities have been around for decades, but have yet to materialize beyond the world of gamers. The big question rests with [...]

#cyberSAFEChat: Child ID Theft and Privacy

By | April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Last year we polled parents on their feelings and actions towards child identity theft. The results? Most were not taking measures to protect their children against identity theft risks. Recently, we heard from parents and businesses with more questions and interest surrounding this topic. To address these questions, we hosted a #cyberSAFEchat Twitter chat coupled [...]

CSID Hosting #cyberSAFEChat: Child ID Theft and Privacy

By | March 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|

A few months ago we hosted a webinar about the increasing problem of child identity theft. Since then, the topic has only gotten hotter. On a daily basis we see more stories in the news and receive business inquiries about child ID theft – so we thought, why not address this issue again? Thus, on [...]

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 [...]

Tax Identity Theft: How to Avoid It and What to Do if You Are a Victim

By | January 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

On January 31, the IRS will start processing income tax returns. This day also marks the beginning of one of the busiest times of year for identity thieves looking to cash in by filing false returns.Tax identity theft is a growing issue. In 2010, almost 15 percent of all identity theft complaints to the FTC [...]

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