January Recap: An Exciting Start to 2016

By | February 5th, 2016|Company News|

CSIDJanuary was a busy month for CSID, launching us full force into 2016. Here’s a quick rundown of everything you might have missed:

Our New Parental Leave Policy
At CSID, it’s always been our corporate philosophy that our company’s success directly correlates with the happiness and well-being of our employees. That’s why earlier this month, we were proud to launch a new parental leave policy for both our male and female employees that includes 12 weeks of 100% paid time off, with the flexibility to distribute the leave over a six-month time period.

We believe we’re one of only two companies in Austin offering parental leave at this level. Check out what Built in Austin and AustinInno had to say about the news, and read more about the new policy here.

Data Privacy Day
On January 28th, the National Cyber Security Alliance hosted their 9th annual Data Privacy Day. Companies and organizations from around the world celebrated this initiative to create awareness and inspire action around the protection of privacy and personal information. CSID was proud to participate once again as one of this year’s DPD Champions, chiming in to the conversation and sharing privacy resources during the DPD #ChatSTC on Twitter.

Joe Ross’ Huffington Post Column
2015 brought with it a heightened global focus on cybersecurity, with record-breaking data breaches and concern around national security increasingly seen across the headlines. CSID’s President Joe Ross weighed in on the cybersecurity issues he anticipates to see in 2016 in his latest article on Huffington Post. Check it out here: Mobile and IoT to Dominate Cybersecurity Threats for 2016.

Countdown to South by Southwest Interactive
It’s February, which means South by Southwest is almost upon us. This year, CSID’s Chief Innovation Officer Adam Tyler is hosting a session called Digital Identities: Modern Underground Currencies. Adam will speak to the evolving digital currencies of the underground marketplace and provide an inside look at how transactions take place between cyber criminals.

Here’s the info, we hope to see you there!

Saturday, March 12
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Austin Convention Center 
Room 9ABC
531 E 4th St

January was a great start to 2016, and we’re looking forward to what the rest of the year will bring. Stay up to date with everything going on at CSID by following us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

We’re Launching a New, 12-Week Paid Parental Leave Policy

By | January 26th, 2016|Company News|

CSIDAt CSID, we strongly believe there’s a direct correlation between our company’s success and the happiness and well-being of our employees. That’s why we’ve worked tirelessly to create a company culture that includes a suite of competitive benefits to improve the quality of life for our growing team.

Today, we’re thrilled to announce our new parental leave policy for 2016 for our male and female employees that includes 12 weeks of 100% paid time off (PTO) with the flexibility to distribute this leave over a six-month time period. We’ve developed this policy to reflect the evolving modern landscape of parenting, with the hope that it will allow new parents to spend more time at home with their new addition to the family.

Here’s what CSID President and Co-Founder, Joe Ross, had to say about the news: “At CSID, we’ve always believed that the happiness and personal fulfillment of each and every one of our employees is directly related to our company success, and strived to create an environment reflective of our core values. We’re glad that technology industry behemoths like Facebook have brought parental leave to the forefront of the benefits conversation and more in line with the modern family. We want to demonstrate that mid-size companies are also capable of offering these types of policies for their employees. We believe we are one of only two companies in Austin offering parental leave at this level.”

Senior Director of HR, David Darrow, also shared his insight on the new policy: “Research has continued to show the benefits of paid parental leave – including the psychological well being of new parents and also the probability that they will return to work. We’re excited to roll out a policy that we strongly believe will be mutually beneficial for our employees and the company.”

Our parental leave policy joins a host of other competitive benefits, including:

  • Flexible, open vacation policy for exempt employees
  • Free identity protection
  • 401k with generous company match
  • On-site gym and bi-weekly on-site yoga classes
  • Open office environment that fosters collaboration

A comprehensive list of benefits can be found on our website.

Interested in learning more about what it’s like to work at CSID? Hear what our employees had to say and view current openings here and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and along with our hashtag #LifeAtCSID for more company updates.

Happy New Year From CSID

By | December 29th, 2015|Company News|

New YearOn behalf of all of us at CSID, we want to wish you a safe and happy New Year.

This past year was a big one for us, and we’ve appreciated you following along with our updates throughout the year. In case you missed it, we recapped some of the biggest highlights in our “2015: The Year in Review” blog post earlier this month.

Be sure to stay tuned to our blog for updates on our podcast series, Firewall Chats – we’ll be rolling out season two early in the New Year. We’re looking forward to sharing the latest cyber security best practices, tips and tricks to keep consumers safe and more in 2016.

If you haven’t already, mark your calendars for Data Privacy Day (coming up January 28). We’re excited to be participating once again this year as an official Champion. Find out how you can join us by getting involved here.

As always, we welcome your thoughts and suggestions for our blog content and podcast series. Please feel free to reach out to us and stay up to date on all CSID news by following us on Twitter Facebook and LinkedIn.

2015: The Year In Review

By | December 10th, 2015|Company News|

CSIDIt’s been a big year for CSID, with some major company wins and exciting momentum underway as we head into 2016. Here’s a look back at the year’s highlights:

Traveling the World and Sharing Cybersecurity Insights
In the spring of 2015, we joined 50,000 of our closest friends for South by Southwest, speaking on four panels on topics ranging from recruiting in a crowded infosec marketplace to a demo showing just how easily a small business can be hacked. We also participated in the annual ID360 Conference from the UT Center for Identity with sessions on medical identity theft and securing digital wallets in the age of mobile payments.

Our Chief Innovation Officer, Adam Tyler, was kept busy this year, traveling around the world and speaking at many top security conferences including the (ISC)2 and ASIS conferences in Anaheim, Calif. and the Mastercard Global Risk Management conferences in both Key Biscayne, Fla. and Berlin, Germany. CSID’s Joel Lang participated in the Austin InnoTech Conference serving as the moderator for the Incident Response panel and delivered a solo session at the Texas Department of Insurance Fraud Conference.

Receiving Awards and Accolades
In August, our CFO, Amanda Nevins, was named an Austin Business Journal “Profiles in Power” winner. Amanda has been with CSID for four years and during that time she has had a huge influence on the company’s business and employees. Get to know Amanda in this great video interview.

Later that month, CSID was recognized as one of Austin’s fastest growing companies in the Austin Business Journal’s annual Fast 50 Competition.

We were also awarded with the The Higginbotham Health & Wellness Award by the Austin Chamber of Commerce, which recognized our executive staff for actively encouraging our employees to engage in healthy and well-balanced lifestyles.

Launching an Original Podcast Series
We launched the first episode of Firewall Chats in October. Firewall Chats is our new podcast series diving into all things cybersecurity. In season one’s five episodes, we explore topics like social media, steps for consumers to take control of their privacy, the ever-evolving Internet of Things and the newest ransomware and malware attacks. Our final episode airs next week.Take a listen at www.csid.com/firewallchats.

Rolling Out New Services
In November, we announced the launch of our Social Media Monitoring service to alert consumers to privacy and reputational risks across Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

In August, we also announced CSID’s Financial Account Takeover monitoring. Financial Account Takeover notifies you if your Social Security number and personal information have been used to open a new bank account; or if changes have been made to an existing bank account, including changes to account contact information or attempts to add new account holder. The service also notifies you if your Social Security number and personal information have been used to apply or open a new credit card, checking or savings account.

Weighing In On the Latest Industry News
Throughout the year, we served as a resource and shared our perspective with media on consumer security, data breach response, and other topics. Below are a few highlights from the year, but you can check out our full news coverage on our website.

Thanks for following along with us this year. We hope you’ll continue to stay up to date on CSID news in 2016 by following us on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

 

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Kicks Off Today – We’re Proud to Be a Champion

By | October 1st, 2015|Company News, Industry News, Online Safety|

NCSAMOctober is National Cyber Security Awareness month (NSCAM), and we’re excited to be involved and show our support as an official champion!

While it’s important to keep cyber security top-of-mind throughout the year, NCSAM provides a dedicated time for companies and organizations to share tips, best practices, and collaborate on how to stay safe online.

President Barack Obama kicked things off, stressing the importance of cybersecurity with this official statement from the White House: “We now live in an era of the Internet – our children will never know a world without it. Our financial systems, our power grid, and our health systems run on it, and through widely helpful, this reliance reminds us of our need to remain aware, alert and attentive on this new frontier. By working together to prevent and disrupt threats to our digital infrastructure, America can continue pioneering new discoveries and expanding the boundaries of humanity’s reach.”

Looking for ways to get involved?

  • Show your support by registering to be an NSCAM “Champion”
  • Participate in upcoming #ChatSTC Twitter chats, occurring every Thursday throughout the month at 2 p.m. CT:
    • October 8: How to Create a Culture of Cybersecurity at Any Organization
    • October 15: Digital Parenting – Keeping Your Connected Family Safe
    • October 22: Cybersecurity and the Evolving Internet of Things
    • October 29: So You Want to Work in Cybersecurity?
  • Host a lunch and talk to coworkers about online safety on one or more of the weekly NCSAM themes.
  • Organize a volunteer day with local schools to teach young people about cybersecurity and online safety using StaySafeOnline.org’s ready-to-use teaching materials and lesson plans.

Stay tuned to the blog throughout October for cybersecurity tips and tricks from CSID experts. Have additional ways you’re celebrating NCSAM? Share them with us on Twitter and Facebook, and be sure to check out our Tumblr for the latest industry news stories.

Why CSID is One of the Six Breach Notification and Response Services that Matter Most

By | September 23rd, 2015|Business Security, Company News|

In Forrester Wave’s latest report, CSID was identified as one of the top breach notification and response service providers in the market. In the report, six companies were rated on a variety of skills and services, including strategy, offerings, and market presence.

CSID was announced as a strong performer in the space. We are proud to be a recognized leader of global identity protection and fraud detection technologies, tailored for businesses, employees, and consumers. Our products are designed to help safeguard individuals and enterprises, and range from credit monitoring and identity theft insurance provided under policies issued to CSID, to full-service restoration and proactive breach mitigation.

The market is constantly growing and fluctuating with each new breach, malware release, and privacy legislation debate. To remain ahead of changing trends and digital threats, CSID provides unique services to help companies and consumers mitigate their risk.

Identity Management Center
Our fully hosted and managed white label identity protection portal is a welcomed feature for companies. The IMC can be easily tailored to a company’s brand and style needs, and allows the company to have an unrivaled suite of identity protections services to market to their consumers. The management center is seamlessly connected to CSID’s technology suite, and includes enrollment, billing, product selection and migration, and alert and report generation.

CyberAgent
Another service that CSID provides is CyberAgent, our proprietary technology that is designed to proactively detect sensitive stolen information and compromised data online. This feature is the only identity monitoring solution designed on an international level to help keep individuals and companies alert to all malicious global activity. CyberAgent provides consumers the ability to react quickly, and take added precautions to protect themselves if needed.

Social Media Monitoring
This fall we debuted CSID’s Social Media Monitoring, a new service that alerts social media users of privacy and reputational risks on any of the four major social networks – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

The service alerts a user of instances where they are sharing personal information via their social networks which may expose PII and put them at risk for identity theft. It can also alert users of content that was found within their social network profiles that may damage their reputational like foul language, sexual content, and drug and alcohol references.

These are just a few of the unique services that position CSID as a leader in the breach notification industry. To learn more about all our services and capabilities, please visit: csid.com.

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