News Recap: New Study Estimates Cyber Crime Totals $100 Billion In Annual Loss to U.S. Economy

By | July 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The Center for Strategic and International Studies released a study estimating that cyber crime creates a $100 billion loss to the U.S. economy. Additionally, CSIS reports that as many as 508,000 jobs are lost as a result of this economic loss.Earlier reports, according to The Wall Street Journal, have estimated much higher economic loss, “as [...]

News Recap: Employees’ Personal Activities at Work Can Lead to Data Breaches & Malware

By | July 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Recent surveys from Europe and the United States show that employees spend up to 30% of their working hours on personal matters. According to Infosecurity Magazine, “all of those non-productive hours could translate to not just lost output, but actual negative equity in the form of malware attacks and hacking incidents.”Kaspersky Lab Expert Kirill Kruglov [...]

News Recap: Companies and Schools Provide More Cyber Security Training for Students

By | July 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

The need for trained cyber security personnel has risen in the last five years, according to labor market analytics firm Burning Glass. Listings for cyber security positions rose 73 percent in the last five years, which is 3.5 times faster than postings for computer jobs overall. “Yet, despite the need and the job opportunities (more [...]

June Recap: Webinar, Twitter Chats and Tricycle Races

By | July 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

Take a look at what the Experian team was up to this month, including participating in community events, hosting a long-awaited webinar and breaking in the new office:Risk Mitigation for Small Business WebinarIn honor of Small Business week, we hosted a free webinar exploring how cyber security affects small businesses. Small business experts Michael Kaiser, [...]

News Recap: Yahoo plans to “recycle” old email addresses, causing identity theft concerns

By | June 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Yahoo announced that they are planning to “recycle” inactive email accounts in order to free up old email addresses for active users. Security experts are worried that this move will allow criminals to claim identities of the inactive account’s previous owner.Mat Honan, senior writer at Wired who was attacked by hackers last year, called this [...]

Small Business Webinar Recap: “If You Collect It, You’ve Got to Protect It”

By | June 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Yesterday, in honor of National Small Business Week, we hosted this quarter’s cyberSAFE webinar, featuring a panel of experts who dove into why and how small businesses should tackle cyber security. We also published a white paper with findings from our recent survey of small business owners and their feelings toward cyber security, as well [...]

News Recap: Cybersecurity Hearing Highlights National Security Agency Testimony

By | June 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing about cybersecurity and workforce training this week during which Gen. Keith Alexander, chief of both the National Security Agency (NSA) and the U.S. Cyber Command, testified. Recent scrutiny on the NSA’s surveillance government programs – which has collected millions of telephone records and monitored Internet activity – were [...]

News Recap: Most SMBs Unable to Restore All Data Post-Cyber Attack

By | June 7th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The Ponemon Institute reported that out of the 29 percent of small businesses who experienced a cyber attack, 72 percent were not able to fully restore their company’s computer data. The causes of these cyber attacks included computer viruses, worms and Trojans and malware.In addition to data loss, the small businesses who experienced a computer-based [...]

May Recap: New Faces, New Digs & More Community

By | May 31st, 2013|Uncategorized|

This past month was a proud one for Experian – with new faces, a new Austin office and various community outreach initiatives.Welcome to Experian, Kent BloomstrandWhile Kent took his post at Experian as Chief Technology Officer back in April, we told the world in May. Kent came to us from OpenText Corporation, and we look [...]

April Recap: All About Community

By | May 7th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Take a look at what we’ve been up to this past month, including a number of community events in our headquarter hometown, Austin, TX:Experian at ID360Being headquartered near the University of Texas gave us the opportunity to participate in ID360, an annual conference put on by UT’s Center for Identity. This year, three Experian members [...]

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