Why Your Business Requires Security

The States and Federal Identity Theft and Privacy Protection Laws now require businesses, agencies and organizations of all sizes to protect all personal information they store, and report to all their customers whenever a breach occurs. The financial ramifications after having a data breach can be very substantial to both present and future business. In some many cases a company never does recover from a breach and is forced to close down. Currently, the average cost on a company is $3.7M per incident.

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Jan
01

Protect your business from a data breach – 20 Tips

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The government has imposed many new laws on businesses to protect customers’ personal information. The fines for failing to protect this data can cost a company $50,000 or more for each record stolen. Here are 20 top tips that can reduce a company’s risk.

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Jan
01

Online Identity Theft For Dummies® – Power LogOn Edition

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dummies-front-cover150x150I have read a lot of the web documents and books about identity theft prevention and recovery. But very few of these publications discussed online identity theft, the costs to a company or individuals, who is doing it and how to protect yourself with very straight forward suggestions.

So I wanted to write something that got directly to the point but was also fun. While there are no 100% guarantees that a person won’t become a victim, most people don’t understand how their own computer habits are making them vulnerable. So by making a few simple changes you can improve your odds of not being a victim.
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Jan
01

ID Security Tip #1: Car Rental Security

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When your employees travel to other cities they will probably rent a car. Car rental companies are helping to prevent identity theft by hiding some of the renter’s personal information on the contract. While showing only a few digits of the driver’s license, the rental car agreement will show the renter’s club membership number, rental contract number and other important information. Using social engineering techniques and a few well placed calls, a data thief may obtain vital information about the renter that can lead to their identity being stolen and fraudulently used; or worse, a corporate data breach.

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Jan
01

Password Manager Solutions Can Stop Data Breaches

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We all have been told by IT that we must have complex passwords, they must have a minimum of eight characters, don’t use the same password for other sites, and then change your password again in 60-days.
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Dec
20

Security Talk #2 – Understanding a company’s vulnerability points to a data breach

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The following audio file discusses the four vulnerable areas that data thieves use to penetrate a company.


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