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.

Archive for January, 2009

Jan
10

15 Security Tips for Employees

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Here are 15 time proven security tips that employees can do to protect your company from a data breach and your customers from identity theft. Read More→

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Jan
08

Data Security Breaches in 2008

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Privacy Rights Clearinghouse is a non-profit consumer information and advocacy organization that tracks, monitors and educates individuals on identity theft. One of their reports,  A Chronology of Data Breaches, lists attacks from 2005 to present. While the information is informative, we took the raw 2008  data and analysed the number of cases,  industries and means of the theft. Here are some of the results:

 

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Jan
07

Security Talk #3 – Spear Phishing

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The hackers have a new sport: Spear Phishing. Listen to the 1-minute audio to know what this is about. valid-rss

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Jan
03

ID Security Tip #2 – Packing a Secure Wallet

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As a business owner, have you ever thought about telling your traveling employees what they should pack in their wallets or purses? Probably not. With identity theft on the rise, an employee who has been victimized will have to use work hours to resolve their issues. In today’s economy you need your employees working on bring in sales and not on their personal problems.

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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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