Kids and Their “Digital Footprints”

By | August 20th, 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 Diana Graber, co-founder of CyberWise, the go-to-to source for busy adults who want to learn how to embrace digital media fearlessly, and the CyberWise Certified online learning program (check out [...]

Employee Social Media Use Can Affect Small Business Reputation

By | June 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

This post is part of our cyberSAFE series focusing on SMB financial and reputational risks. You can learn more about the financial and reputational risks SMBs face during every phase of business growth by registering for our upcoming webinar on June 10th at 12 PM CT. This cyberSAFE guest blog post comes to you from [...]

News Recap: Identity Obese – What it Means

By | March 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|

It is common practice in today’s digital age to save personal information to online retail, banking and social accounts. However, storing information online makes you a target to identity thieves interested in collecting and selling personal information on the black market. There’s a new term for users who have too much information stored online: “identity [...]

Cyber Security Takeaways From South By Southwest Interactive

By | March 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Cyber security was a hot topic this year at South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi), the digital, film and music festival held in our headquartered city of Austin, TX. We took part in the security discussions by sharing some mobile security tips, hosting a networking party Saturday night and participating in three SXSWi panels. Take a [...]

News Recap: Social Engineering Threats to Businesses

By | February 27th, 2014|Uncategorized|

A few weeks ago, we shared the story of @N_is_stolen; where Naoki Hiroshima’s online accounts were attacked and held at ransom, in order to have access to his Hiroshima’s coveted “$50,000” Twitter handle. A recent update in his story arose: Twitter was able resolve the incident by restoring Naoki with his @N handle. Megan Guess [...]

News Recap: Adding Social Verification to the Multifactor Authentication Mix

By | February 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Multifactor authentication is nothing new. In fact, “secret questions” to reset passwords or verify your identity have been around for a long time. However, social networking has made it easier than ever for cyber criminals to find personal information often used to answer “secret questions,” such as a mother’s maiden name, a favorite pet or [...]

News Recap: Cyber Attacks through Social Engineering

By | February 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|

In today’s digital age, nearly everything we do online requires an account composed of a username, password and other important personal data – including answers to private questions for password reset options – unique to each individual. It’s these pieces of information that are the foundation for a person’s “digital life,” or what you could [...]

Five Simple Security Resolutions for the New Year

By | January 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Do you have room for one more new year’s resolution? Beyond getting fitter, healthier or smarter, vow to be more secure. Here are five simple actions you can take for a more secure year.Refresh your passwordsTake a minute to refresh your personal and professional passwords. Make them long and use a mix of numbers, letters [...]

September Recap: It All Comes Down To This

By | October 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

With summer officially over, September found us keeping our noses to the grindstone here at Experian. A large portion of September was spent thinking and talking about online reputation management as we prepped for our quarterly Experian cyberSAFE webinar. It all came down to September 24th, when we hosted the webinar with three very cool [...]

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