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According to past identity theft cases, 22% of students were notified that they were a victim of identity theft. Student identity theft is three times as likely as the average fraud victim.
When Yahoo changed the way its users access email, Yahoo mail security moved away from passwords yet left a security hole in the access management process.
It is reported that young identity theft victims account for the majority of all identity theft victims and there might be good reasons why.
National Institute of Standards and Technology or NIST security compliance is sometimes a requirement for earning government contracts. This article highlights the NIST 800 security areas.
The Red Flags Rule specifically calls out 26 identity theft red flags that companies should consider as part of their identity theft prevention and training programs.
Identity theft insurance is a policy on its own or integrated with some other insurance which allows an identity theft victim to recover some of the recovery costs.
The Equifax data breach is believed to be the largest of its kind affecting more than half of the US population which lasted from mid-May through July 2017.
This article describes the basic difference between internal and external certification as it relates to professional development in a simple and concise language.
Identity fraud inflicted on existing loan accounts can be reduced with proper account and loan consolidation.
Covered financial institutions and creditors must adhere to the Red Flag compliance rules and may be subject to regulatory audits and non-compliance penalties.
Identity Management Institute manages the Certified Red Flag Specialist (CRFS) program to train, test and certify professionals responsible for supporting their identity theft prevention program.
Managing identity theft risks is a priority for may organizations because identity theft incidents can often have devastating consequences for companies and their customers.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which offers the most comprehensive data protection reform to date in the European Union will soon become effective. Get ready!
The need to dispose of one's laptop properly is critical because of the sensitive information that could exist on the hard drive. This article offers some laptop disposal tips.
Educating kids about information security and privacy is one of the best things that parents can do for their children before it's too late.
Credit monitoring is a good practice for detecting identity theft and unauthorized credit accounts; however, it is not a total solution for identity theft.
If you are a regular online shopper, there are a few steps that you can take to protect yourself when shopping online from identity theft, prevent online fraud, and avoid paying higher prices.
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.
The dangers of social media identity theft are increasing as more people continue to socialize online without understand the risks.
Online threats are many as we will discuss in this article and exercising due diligence online is highly advised. Read this article for details.
There are many offshore outsourcing security risks that create real challenges for companies, especially in the areas of privacy management and regulatory compliance.
As smartphones are small portable devices, it is important to be aware of cell phone security tips in order to prevent cell phone theft or loss.
The AAA identity and access management model is a framework which is embedded into the digital identity and access management world to manage access to assets and maintain system security.
Cyber criminals are increasingly presenting us with creative cybercrime cases and scenarios as our digital universe continues to be connected.
The future of identity and access management will include technological innovation to address the security and interoperability of increasing connected devices.
According to a few research studies, stolen employee access password is by far the leading cause of system hacking cases and data breach incidents.
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.