CSID’s Cyber Security and Fraud Education (cyberSAFE) webinar series helps businesses, government organizations and security professionals take a proactive approach to mitigating the impact of digital security threats, and bring products to market that can do the same for consumers.
Looking for a Cure for Medical Identity Theft
October 21, 2014
Many consumers are unaware of medical identity theft and the harm it can cause – both to their wallet and their health. Yet medical identity theft is the fastest growing segment of identity theft in the United States. Ponemon Research reported that 90 percent of healthcare organizations have exposed their patients’ data or had it stolen in 2012 and 2013, and the industry has seen more than 200 breach incidents in 2014 alone.
SMB Security For Every Phase of Growth
June 10, 2014
Many small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are not taking measures to protect against security risks, and cyber criminals are starting to take notice. In fact, the number of attacks against SMBs nearly doubled from 18 percent in 2011 to 31 percent in 2013. Why the increased attention on smaller sized businesses? According to CSID’s 2014 SMB survey, 31 percent of small businesses are not taking any active measures to protect against security threats.
Managing Online Reputation in a Digital World
September 24, 2013
Consumers are sharing more information online than ever before, with 27% of time online spent on forums and social networks. In an effort to engage with friends and family and enjoy the benefits of social media, people are also exposing themselves in ways that could lead to unwanted consequences, like reputation damage, identity theft and unemployment. But, there are are solutions and common sense practices one can adopt to help manage his or her online reputation.
Risk Mitigation for Small Businesses
June 18, 2013
When it comes to small business cyber security, it is a different world today than in years past when a company only had to worry about protecting their desktop computers and locally stored files. Small businesses often practice unique operation trends like BYOD and cloud storage, and are responsible for a lot of PII but less prepared to manage it securely. The result — cyber security for small businesses has become incredibly complex causing small businesses to be increasingly targeted for cyber attacks.
Child Identity Theft – A Parenting Blind Spot
April 2, 2013
One in 10 children will become victim to child identity theft and the thieves can go unnoticed for years as children’s credit reports may not be checked until they turn 18. Many times families discover the crime when the child applies for his or her first credit card, loan or apartment and are met with the shocking reality that their credit has been fraudulently used.
Mitigating the Risk of Poor Password Practices
September 28, 2012
When it comes to securing passwords, companies can encrypt, hash, and salt to their hearts’ content — but they will still be at risk. Why? Because people can be careless when it comes to password creation and management. If one consumer uses the same password on multiple sites, and one of those sires is compromised, the others are compromised too.