Author: ID Agent

Cyber Scams to Avoid This Tax Season

by ID Agent

They say nothing is certain except for death and taxes. In 2019, it’s time to add cyber tax scams to the list. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams – and it’s no surprise that nefarious online schemes top the list. Here are some of the most common (and clever) techniques that hackers are using to defraud Americans of their personal information and hard-earned income.

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Webinar Recap: An Update on Data Security Breach Laws in the U.S. & Canada

by ID Agent

Data Security Breach Laws Becoming Stricter The webinar “An Update on Data Security Breach Laws in the U.S. & Canada” was offered February 13 by ID Agent. The top-line message is that the many overlapping laws and regulations governing data security are becoming stricter. Moderated by Jessica Retka, an associate in the Intellectual Property and Technology Group at Baltimore law firm Whiteford Taylor Preston LLP, the webinar featured legal experts S. Keith Moulsdale, a partner in the Cyber Security, Information Management and Privacy Group at Whiteford Taylor Preston, and Judith Payne, a partner at Winnipeg-based Pitblado Law who specializes in privacy, regulatory compliance, and information technology in corporate and commercial enterprises.

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Update: Facebook Breach Information is Now For Sale on the Dark Web

by ID Agent

Update, October 4, 2018: Our cybersecurity division has confirmed that the individual account information associated with the Facebook breach is now being sold on popular Dark Web markets for $3 to $12. In comparison, a database of 2 million users is typically sold on the Dark Web for about $30. This means the infamous hackers could see an unusual payday of $150 to $600 million.

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Understanding the Dark Web with ID Agent

by ID Agent

Everyone Should be aware of the massive amount of data that is housed on the Dark Web.""

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Dark Web ID’s New API and Integration Benefits

by ID Agent

When you’re working hard to identify and address your customers’ security compromises, you probably wish there was a way to do so faster, easier, and more accurately. With ID Agent’s new API (application programming interface) for its Dark Web ID™ solution, this wish becomes a reality.

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A Love Letter to the Channel

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8 months ago, I had never heard the terms MSP, MRR, or even Managed Service Provider… and now I can’t image my life outside of this space. This is my story and love letter to the MSP space and the people who make up the community, and the channel we are committed to serve.

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Identity Theft’s Reality

by ID Agent

ID Agent is excited to offer this guest blog post from Megan Wells. Megan is a data journalist and content strategist at InvestmentZen who has written content on how data theft impacts Americans, technological interventions for personal and commercial finance and content for IBM and NASDAQ. With her examination of costs and the impact of Data Breaches, she shares how detrimental identity theft can be for MSP customers and their employees. Be sure to download her useful Infographic at the link below!

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Protecting Employee Personal Data Fundamental to Corporate Security

by ID Agent

If the keys to your house were sitting visibly outside for someone to take, would you just leave them in hopes that no one breaks in? Not likely. Similarly, the keys to the front door of most organizations are sitting on the Dark Web at the ready for use and exploit by criminal organizations and hackers. In fact, criminals, hacktivists and social hackers obtain and sell hundreds of thousands of stolen credentials on the Dark Web daily. Many times, exposure of employees’ personal credentials can lead to an internal corporate breach, where a compromise can turn into a corporate catastrophe.

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