News Recap: Insider Threats are Leading Cause of Data Breaches

By | October 11th, 2013|Uncategorized|

This month, Forrester released its Understand the State of Data Security and Privacy report, which revealed that internal threats are the leading cause of business data breaches in the past 12 months. The report surveyed SMB and enterprise businesses from the U.S., Canada, France, Germany and the UK.Grant Hatchimonji from CSO reported that 36 percent [...]

News Recap: National Cyber Security Awareness Month Begins

By | October 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|

October marks the beginning of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a national effort to keep Americans aware of the tools and resources they need to stay secure online.The Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance began NCSAM ten years ago, and it has since grown into an advocacy month in which [...]

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 [...]

News Recap: Department of Energy Spends $30M on Cyber Security Efforts

By | September 27th, 2013|Uncategorized|

In a move to help guard against national cyber attacks, the U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded $30 million to 11 vendors to protect the nation’s electric grid, oil and gas infrastructure.“Keeping the nation’s energy flowing is vital to the safety and well-being of Americans, our economic prosperity, and modern society as a whole,” said [...]

News Recap: Survey Finds College Students are Concerned About Online Privacy

By | September 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|

A recent survey by AnchorFree, online privacy and security firm, found that U.S. and U.K. students shared considerable insight regarding the concerns of their privacy online. The study revealed that most college students are, in fact, concerned about their online privacy – particularly as it relates to their future endeavors.According to Ben Dipietro of the [...]

#cyberSAFEChat: How Social Media Impacts Business Reputation and Security

By | September 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|

We hosted our first #cyberSAFEchat Twitter chat on Wednesday and were pleased to have co-host Security Today Magazine’s Ginger Hill share her expertise. The chat focused on how employees’ social media habits affect business reputation and security. We covered a large span of topics in a short 60 minutes, including how employers use social media [...]

News Recap: Apple Announces Touch ID, a Fingerprint Password Sensor

By | September 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|

This week, Apple announced the brand new iPhone 5s that includes a “Touch ID” sensor, a fingerprint sensor on the Home button below the screen. Brett Molina at USA Today reports that iPhone 5s users can replace the “slide to unlock” feature with Touch ID and even make purchases on the iTunes, App Store or [...]

News Recap: Pew Research Center Finds Most Internet Users Want Online Privacy

By | September 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The Pew Research Center recently released research that revealed 86 percent of 792 U.S. Internet users polled have taken steps to mask their digital footprints. From July 11 to 14, the Princeton Survey Research Associates polled people via phone interviews.One of the report’s authors and a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University, Sara Kiesler, was [...]

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 [...]

July Recap: Beating the Heat at CSID

By | August 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

July in Texas can be brutal, but we kept our minds off the heat last month by staying busy in the community and at the office. Take a look at what the Experian team was up to this past July.CANville Austin: a creative food driveWe took part in this year’s CANville food drive challenge presented [...]

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