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Dec 03, 2016

Emails Are Not Pricate

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.

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Nov 29, 2016

Dead Boy Identity

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.

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Nov 15, 2016

Identity and Access Management Objectives

The high level identity and access management objectives include cyber security, access management, fraud prevention, and compliance.

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Nov 06, 2016

Why Identity and Access Management Matters

There are five main reasons why identity and access management matters most in cyber security and data protection.

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Oct 26, 2016

Website Access Risks

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.

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Oct 11, 2016

Employee Error Causes Most Data Breaches

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.

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Oct 08, 2016

Global Cybersecurity Expert Shortages

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.

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Oct 01, 2016

Bad Business Reputation

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.

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Oct 01, 2016

Identity Theft Prevention Program (ITPP)

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.

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Sep 29, 2016

New Cybersecurity Challenges

Due to the global Internet connectivity of many devices and networks, the computer security risk landscape has expanded and includes many new cybersecurity challenges.

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Sep 26, 2016

Becoming a Cybersecurity Expert

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.

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Sep 20, 2016

Birth Certificate Reset

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.

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Sep 12, 2016

Top Information Security Certification

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.

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Sep 08, 2016

Identity of Things (IDoT)

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).

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Sep 01, 2016

Smart Device Security Risks

Smart device security risks will increase as we embrace an increasing number of Internet connected devices also called Internet of Things or IoT.

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Aug 24, 2016

Access Certification

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.

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Aug 16, 2016

Identity and Access Management Market Growth

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%.

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Aug 12, 2016

Millennial Identity Theft Risks

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.

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Jul 31, 2016

Reverse Lookup Techniques and Options

Before responding to a request for information, a careful reverse lookup on your part will allow you to share your personal information with confidence.

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Jul 28, 2016

Vendor Risk Management

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.

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Jul 25, 2016

Identity and Access Management Benefits

Identity and access management benefits are many and include the verification of user and device identities and management of their access to enterprise resources.

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Jul 19, 2016

Use Account Freeze To Protect Existing Accounts

An account freeze is a great free tool to prevent the unauthorized use of your existing accounts and credit cards.

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Jul 12, 2016

Fraud Alert Or Freeze?

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.

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Jul 01, 2016

Car Robbery and Identity Theft

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.

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Jun 30, 2016

Identity Theft Certification

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.

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Jun 25, 2016

IAM System

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.

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Jun 14, 2016

Password Death

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.

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Jun 12, 2016

How We Increase Data Security Risks

We have to discuss how we increase data security risks before we can discuss how we can reduce information security risks.

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Jun 07, 2016

Know Your Employee

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.

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Jun 02, 2016

Privacy Law Expansion

The Internet increasingly touches upon the privacy of consumers worldwide causing all countries to consider privacy law expansion for domestic and international businesses.

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May 27, 2016

Expand Privacy Skills

As privacy regulations and requirement evolve, privacy professionals must expand privacy skills to understand and assess the security controls within their organizations.

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May 26, 2016

Identity Theft Dispute Letter

When you face unauthorized and erroneous credit card charges, you must also notify the institution in writing through a dispute letter.

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May 24, 2016

Preventing Identity Theft

Our efforts for preventing identity theft can be the most cost effective strategy for reducing the risks of identity theft.

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May 20, 2016

Gym Security and Identity Theft

Protect your personal items when you visit your health club and consider these gym security tips to protect yourself.

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May 20, 2016

Security Travel Purse and Identity Theft

Consider security travel purse, bags, money belts, and money clips to limit your identity theft risks when you travel.

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May 16, 2016

Types Of Identity Theft

There are many types of identity theft which consumers must familiarize themselves with in order to better understand why it occurs.

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May 13, 2016

Lost Credit Card

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.

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May 11, 2016

Identity KAOS

Identity KAOS is a set of identity protection principles which are embedded in the Certified Identity Protection Advisor (CIPA) training program.

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May 11, 2016

Credit Card Risks

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.

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May 08, 2016

Managing Information Security Violations

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.

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May 05, 2016

Identity Theft Training

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.

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Apr 29, 2016

Red Flags Rule Training

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.

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Apr 28, 2016

Employee Red Flags Rule Training

Many companies are required to provide employee Red Flags Rule training for compliance and identity theft prevention purposes. Learn about Red Flags Rule training.

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Apr 24, 2016

Not Everyone Cares About Information Security

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.

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Apr 23, 2016

Workplace Identity Obesity

Workplace identity obesity which is the excessive collection, retention and sharing of customer information is a real threat to consumer identity privacy and protection.

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Apr 20, 2016

Customer Identification Requirements

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.

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Apr 12, 2016

Risk Management Certification

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.

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Apr 11, 2016

Conman Scams - Be Diligent

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.

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Apr 10, 2016

CIAM and CIPA

This short article discusses the difference between the CIAM and CIPA certifications offered by Identity Management Institute (IMI).

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