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When you face unauthorized and erroneous credit card charges, you must also notify the institution in writing through a dispute letter.
Our efforts for preventing identity theft can be the most cost effective strategy for reducing the risks of identity theft.
Protect your personal items when you visit your health club and consider these gym security tips to protect yourself.
Consider security travel purse, bags, money belts, and money clips to limit your identity theft risks when you travel.
There are many types of identity theft which consumers must familiarize themselves with in order to better understand why it occurs.
When our credit cards are lost, there are certain steps that we need to take immediately to ensure our rights are protected and we recover any potential losses as soon as possible.
Identity KAOS is a set of identity protection principles which are embedded in the Certified Identity Protection Advisor (CIPA) training program.
There are two general credit card risks which include owning and using credit cards excessively. Educate yourself about these credit card fraud risks and avoid being a credit fraud victim.
Managing information security violations is an important part of a comprehensive information security program. Learn why some violate the security policies and how to manage the risk.
Customized identity theft training is a great way to increase consumer and employee knowledge about ways to protect their families and companies from identity theft.
We often discuss how we can reduce information security risks but not how we increase the information security risks. Learn about 5 ways that increase info security risks and costs.
Red Flags Rule training is one of the key components of an effective identity theft prevention program and a requirement of the Red Flags Rule. Identity Management Institute offers a variety of training options which take into consideration budget, space, and time constrains.
Many companies are required to provide employee Red Flags Rule training for compliance and identity theft prevention purposes. Learn about Red Flags Rule training.
We have to realize that not everyone cares about information security in any company and in fact some people may purposefully violate the established security policies and protocols for their personal gains.
Workplace identity obesity which is the excessive collection, retention and sharing of customer information is a real threat to consumer identity privacy and protection.
Regulated companies such as banks must abide by customer identification requirements and implement a written Customer Identification Program (CIP) appropriate for their size and type of business.
There are many risk management certification options in the marketplace. Some are general while others are more specific in nature which may be selectively combined for full risk management coverage.
The scams also known as “Nigerian Scams” may come in all forms and from any country. Know how to identify the conman scams and avoid becoming a victim.
This short article discusses the difference between the CIAM and CIPA certifications offered by Identity Management Institute (IMI).
Address change fraud committed through social engineering and pretexting is one of the non-technical and easy scams used to steal customer information and commit identity fraud.
My Yahoo email account and its information were illegally accessed and used to send unauthorized emails to the list of contacts in the email system.
There are a few signs which may warn you about the possibility that you are a victim of hacked email account . Read this article to prepare for such incidents when it occurs.
Although some legitimate companies provide free credit scores to their existing and potential customers, free credit score scam is on the rise. Read this article to learn more and watch a video.
We often receive credit offers in the mail and have to make decisions about rejecting or accepting credit card offers. However, we have to make these decisions very carefully for many reasons.
A mandatory minimum age limit and/or Internet security training for children is necessary before they use the Internet to protect them. Learn about the risks and proposed solutions.
As our children use the Internet to socialize, they also place themselves at risk. This story illustrates how dangerous the Internet can be for online child safety.
Learn to become data breach resilient by documenting response plans, identifying stakeholders, performing exercises, adjusting plans as needed, and training employees.
Access controls are designed to allow access, deny access, limit access, and revoke access. Access to resources occurs through identification, authentication, and authorization. learn more.
In order to properly address identity theft and compliance, the word "identity" has to be defined and understood for effective protection of its components and risk management.
In order to properly protect personal information, we must first define personal information according to the appropriate privacy laws that affect our businesses.
As security or privacy professionals, we’re often asked “what is the difference between privacy and security?” This article discusses their differences and interrelationship.
Are you a privacy or security professional? This article attempts to shed some light on the differences and similarities of security and privacy roles.
Human errors are the biggest contributors to data security breach incidents which can be addressed with a combination of technology, processes and training to reduce risks.
When we analyze information security incidents, there are many pieces of information that can be used to establish data breach trends and help us improve security to prevent future events.
The required skillset around regulatory knowledge, communication, audit, risk assessment, and cyber security makes it difficult to find qualified Data Protection Officer.
Internet security is a subset of cyber security, and, cyber-security is a subset of information security which is just the security of any system or digital data excluding all other forms of data.
Information security spending has been growing steadily and is an investment priority for many businesses which are fearful of data breach incidents. Learn how you can reduce security costs.
Educational institutions in the United States are struggling with student privacy and its legal requirements, student record protection and consequences of unauthorized privacy invasion.
Placing a credit or security freeze on your credit report provides a better protection against identity theft than typical fraud alerts. Learn about credit freeze benefits and disadvantages.
There are 3 categories of data protection safeguards that information security professionals must consider when planning their data protection and compliance efforts.
The KAOS™ identity protection principles should be an integral part of your daily activities and thought process to effectively protect your personal information from identity theft.
You must check your wallet periodically to review its contents, decide which ones need to remain in your wallet, and ultimately reduce your identity theft risk by removing some of its contents.
Identity Diet is an identity protection course designed to be an integral part for an identity theft seminar to teach individuals on how to develop a personalized identity protection plan.
Some may think that any employee is just a fist in a bucket of water, but without key performer employees, long term business success may not be assured.
Most of us have some kind of fear including identity theft fear that we have to deal with. If we ignore our fears and real threats, we will emotionally break down and face real dangers.
A business associate contract or Business Associate Agreement - BAA is a required contract between an entity and its subcontracts which may access its consumer information.
The top three characteristics of an influential information security leader are identified as trust, credibility and reporting level within the organization.
A disgruntled employee is a potential threat and risk to business that should be taken seriously, especially during massive business changes such as layoff.
Under Health Information Portability and Accountability Act or HIPAA, these 18 Protected Health Information or PHI data fields must be protected.