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The internet security initiative announced by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) aimed to improve cyberspace and secure online identification.
Preventing emails that contain personal information from being sent to employees or outside of an organization is a step that many organizations take to manage risks.
This article discusses how spoofed email spams occur and what we can do about them although our options as email users are limited as you will soon find out in this article.
Clicking email links without first validating the source of emails can be devastating and poses great security and privacy risks.
There are some immediate debit card fraud management steps that you must take if you discover that one of your accounts has been hit with fraudulent transactions.
Information security is not exempt from outsourcing when the decision is made to reduce overall costs. However, information security outsourcing risks must be identified, acknowledge, and mitigated.
Identity and access management challenges facing organizations and their staff are many and evolving which are partly introduced by changes in our technology and way of life.
PlayStation fraud risks for customers of Sony Entertainment Network can be very high and costly which we cover in this article.
The WordPress plugin security risks are many and can negatively affect millions of websites that use the WorPress program if plugins are not managed properly.
There are many reasons why emails are not private and must always be saved or sent with the understanding that emails are public and can be disclosed to anyone other than the intended recipients.
There are many signs of identity theft some of which are obvious or not so obvious. This is a quick list of identity theft signs.
Personal document photo backup is one of the best strategies for loss recovery when personal items are lost, stolen, or misplaced, and forgotten.
The reported news of a stolen dead boy identity illustrates how dead persons’ identities can also be stolen and misused in a variety of ways even years after the persons are passed on.
The high level identity and access management objectives include cyber security, access management, fraud prevention, and compliance.
There are five main reasons why identity and access management matters most in cyber security and data protection.
When using public computers for website access, you need to completely sign out and prevent the computer to remember you in order to prevent others from accessing your accounts.
Employee error to unwittingly give away system access information to hackers facilitate data breaches in over 90% of cyber attacks according to leading industry and government reports.
It is estimated that the global cybersecurity expert shortages will be around 1.5 million by 2020. Learn about how to become a cybersecurity expert and fill the gap in a growing job market.
Identity theft and fraud can create a bad business reputation for companies which fail to protect their customers against identity theft fraud and privacy violations.
A comprehensive, well documented and fully executed identity theft prevention program is necessary to properly address all identity theft risks and comply with the Red Flags Rule.
Due to the global Internet connectivity of many devices and networks, the computer security risk landscape has expanded and includes many new cybersecurity challenges.
This cybersecurity career guide intends to encourage and educate IT professionals and students for becoming a cybersecurity expert in a growing field. Download a copy of the ebook.
In response to a massive birth certificate fraud, Puerto Rico invalidated all existing birth certificates for a massive birth certificate reset and replacement for its people.
Top information security certification among most in demand information security certifications is the Certified Identity and Access Manager (CIAM) designation which we will cover in this article.
As we embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) which refers to all smart and Internet enabled devices, we have to collaborate to address the growing the risks of Identity of Things (IDoT).
Smart device security risks will increase as we embrace an increasing number of Internet connected devices also called Internet of Things or IoT.
Access certification is a regulatory compliance requirement and chances are that your information security policies require managers to review and validate access for their employees.
The identity and access management market will grow from $7.2 Billion USD in 2015 to $12.78 billion USD in 2020, forecasting an expected annual growth rate of 12.2%.
This article discusses the millennial identity theft risks and proposes a few actions to help the Gen Y which includes students to protect themselves against identity theft.
Before responding to a request for information, a careful reverse lookup on your part will allow you to share your personal information with confidence.
When companies place their trust in others to serve them and ultimately their customers, they must have some assurance that the vendors are managing the risks.
Identity and access management benefits are many and include the verification of user and device identities and management of their access to enterprise resources.
An account freeze is a great free tool to prevent the unauthorized use of your existing accounts and credit cards.
One way to prevent identity theft is to place a fraud alert or freeze on your credit reports. Learn the differences of both and pick the one that’s right for you.
As evidenced by this true story, leaving your personal items in the car even for a short period can expose you to some serious identity theft risks.
Identity theft certification has become a major defense against rising data breach incidents and identity fraud risks. Learn about the leading identity theft certifications in the marketplace.
Identity Access Management or IAM system brings together a set of enterprise processes to manage user identities and their access to systems and data in order to secure company assets.
Passwords are still widely used worldwide but password death is imminent as advanced authentication techniques such as digital badges and biometric authentication slowly replace passwords.
We have to discuss how we increase data security risks before we can discuss how we can reduce information security risks.
A "know your employee" process validates the employee identity and background before they are hired and monitors their activities for as long as they remain employed.
The Internet increasingly touches upon the privacy of consumers worldwide causing all countries to consider privacy law expansion for domestic and international businesses.
As privacy regulations and requirement evolve, privacy professionals must expand privacy skills to understand and assess the security controls within their organizations.
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.