News Recap: IRS Reports Increase in Tax ID Theft

By | January 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

As the opening of tax season approaches, concern for the identity protection increases – and new reports confirm that the risk for tax identity theft is real.According to the Associated Press, The IRS has reported a significant increase in the number of identity theft cases in 2013. AP quotes the agency, saying “[As of] Tuesday [...]

December Recap: Giving, Celebrating and Prepping for a New Year

By | January 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

In the spirit of the holiday season, December was a time for giving back and getting ready for the upcoming year. Take a look at our activities this past month and see what’s ahead for Experian in 2014.Spreading holiday cheer – in the office and local communityAt the beginning of December, we partnered with Barton [...]

News Recap: Federal Government Needs Cyber Workforce

By | December 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The International Internet System Security Certification Consortium, or (ISC)2 released a list of recommendations for the federal government to improve upon in order to protect government systems from threats to cyber security. The recommendations focused on building up a cyber workforce as a defense against cyber attacks.InformationWeek reporter Patience Wait wrote that the federal agencies [...]

News Recap: 2014 Security Predictions Roundup

By | December 5th, 2013|Uncategorized|

As 2013 quickly comes to a close, the security industry has begun making predictions for coming threats and trends for 2014. Here’s a collection of five recurring 2014 security predictions.1. BYOD will continue to grow – and cause risks – in the workplaceMore and more businesses are adopting “bring your own device” (BYOD) practices and [...]

November Recap: Holiday Tips, New Video and More

By | December 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

Now that holiday season is in full swing and 2013 is coming to a close, we’re spending these last few months reviewing our successes and being proactive – preparing for another great year ahead. And beyond that, we’re continuing to develop new technologies, share our expertise and get out in the community. Take a closer [...]

News Recap: Financial Industry More Concerned With Cybersecurity Than Ever

By | November 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|

With a considerable rise in cybersecurity threats over the past few years, organizations across industries have responded by moving information security concerns from the operational level all the way to top-tier leadership. Congruently, lobbyists from the financial industry have resurrected a push for legislative action from Washington.In his article in Forbes, Tom Groenfeldt quotes EY [...]

News Recap: Identity Thieves Stole $4B in Tax Returns

By | November 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|

A recent inspector general’s report released information that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sent $4 billion in fraudulent tax returns last year to identity thieves. Many fraudulent returns were sent to Miami, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Houston and overseas countries, including Bulgaria, Lithuania and Ireland.The IRS increased efforts this past year to combat tax fraud, Associated [...]

October Recap: National Cyber Security Month and More

By | November 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Despite the ever-warm temperatures at our Austin headquarters, Fall has officially arrived. We welcomed the last few months of the year with a new partnership with the state of South Carolina and have been hard at work spreading the word about National Cyber Security Awareness Month, along with many companies and organizations across the nation. [...]

News Recap: Studies Show that Gen Y May Break Restrictive BYOD Policies

By | November 1st, 2013|Uncategorized|

Fortinet recently surveyed 3,200 “Gen Y” employees ages 21 to 32 about device policies at work, and found that many are willing to break work policies when it comes to accessing personal devices or storing sensitive data on personal cloud storage. Respondents were surveyed on several topics, including the use of mobile devices at work, [...]

News Recap: Recent Study Shows Millennials Not Interested in Cyber Security Jobs

By | October 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|

Raytheon recently found that millennials are uninterested careers in cyber security: less than one-quarter of the young adults surveyed showed interest in the industry at all. Additionally, Dark Reading reports, 82 percent of the millennials surveyed stated “no high school teacher or guidance counselor ever mentioned to them the idea of a career in cyber [...]

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