May Recap: Keeping Up the Hard Work

By | June 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|

This month we focused big-time on preparing for our upcoming cyberSAFE webinar series and survey. Among the planning and research, we found plenty of time to take part in a few themed industry weeks, and we even found some time to relax! This is what we were up to last month:Privacy Awareness WeekWe were so [...]

April Recap: Webinars, Workshops and Monster Trucks – Oh My!

By | May 1st, 2014|Uncategorized|

The first half of April sure was a busy one for us, with plenty of industry events, workshops and webinars. Then, we had a little more creative fun towards the end of the month. Let’s dive in.We Hosted #cyberSAFEchat About Child ID Security and PrivacyOn April 7th we hosted a #cyberSAFEchat Twitter chat about child [...]

Four New Social Engineering Scams To Look Out For In 2014

By | April 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Symantec’s 2014 Internet Security Threat Report recently revealed that spear phishing campaigns increased 91 percent in 2013. In addition to the increased number of spear phishing* campaigns, cyber criminals are also using stronger phishing tactics, Stacy Collett at Network World reports. Collett shared Chief Hacker at Chris Hadnagy’s experience with spear-phishing. He has seen [...]

Identity Management: From Cradle to Grave

By | April 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Last week, Experian participated in the 3rd annual UT Center for Identity ID360 conference. The conference brought together some of the best and brightest minds in identity management to talk about problems, trends, and solutions related to protecting and securing PII.A number of topics were discussed during this year’s conference but there were a few [...]

#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 [...]

March Recap: SXSW Interactive and More

By | April 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

Phew! March has come to a close – and what a busy month it was. Let’s dive right in.SXSW InteractiveWe have another successful SXSW Interactive under our belts. This year we took part in everything from news interviews (President Joe Ross and CIO Adam Tyler both did TV interviews) to panel discussions (VP Bryan Hjelm [...]

February Recap: A Fun, Fast February

By | March 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|

February flew by here at Experian. However, we accomplished a lot in this short month, keeping a healthy balance between work and working out. Read on to see what happened in February at Experian.Security Awareness DaysThere were a number of security awareness events this February. The first of the month was National Change Your Password [...]

January Recap: Full Steam Ahead for 2014

By | February 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Experian kicked off 2014 by participating in several industry and local community events. Take a look at what we were up to in January and don’t forget to see what’s coming up later this year!Tax Identity Theft Awareness WeekWith the alarming increase in the number of identity theft cases seen during tax season last year, [...]

News Recap: The Results Are In For 2013’s 25 Worst Passwords

By | January 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Every year security firm Splashdata pulls the most common stolen passwords to create a list of the year’s worst passwords. The consensus is in for 2013, and “123456” has moved up a spot to be the most commonly used and guessed password of the year. Here’s a look at the worst passwords of 2012 for [...]

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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