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Remote Work Poses Data Breach Dangers During Coronavirus Lockdown

by ID Agent

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has many companies teleworking putting them at higher risk for a data breach. Use these tools and tips to mitigate the risk of staff working remotely.

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The Week in Breach

The Week in Breach: 03/05/20 – 03/11/20

by Kevin Lancaster

This week, ransomware puts contracts at risk, startups struggle to secure customer data, big security errors lead to big fines, and the rise of Coronavirus-related phishing scams.

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Take These 3 Steps to Protect Your Data from Coronavirus (COVID-19) Scams

by Kevin Lancaster

Coronavirus (COVID-19) isn’t just a growing threat to public health - it’s also a growing threat to your company’s cybersecurity. From using scary subject lines to adopting faux official letterhead, bad actors are scrambling to use the climate of fear and disruption caused by COVID-19 to their advantage.

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100th Week in Breach

The Week in Breach: 02/26/20 – 03/04/20

by Kevin Lancaster

This week marks the 100th issue of the Week in Breach! The ID Agent team thanks you for joining our community and working together to keep your credentials off the Dark Web. In this special edition, C-suite executives are compromised, failure to password protect customer data leads to breach, and phishing scam awareness begins to improve.

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The Week in Breach: 02/19/20 – 02/25/20

by Kevin Lancaster

This week, small businesses fail to prevent phishing attacks, online shoppers have their data snatched, and a new study reveals the prominent role of human error in data breaches.

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Consumers Are Skeptical About Biometric Data Security: How Companies Can Respond

by ID Agent

In 2014, Apple's introduction of the iPhone 6 was more than just an exciting iteration of its flagship product – it was the launch of Touch ID. This blockbuster device ushered in a new era of widespread biometric data use for the layman. Fingerprints had replaced passcodes as device gatekeepers, charged with protecting the most important, sensitive information.

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The Week in Breach: 02/12/20 – 02/18/20

by Kevin Lancaster

This week, companies are slow to stop phishing attacks, ransomware disrupts productivity, and IBM’s latest threat analysis outlines trends for 2020.

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Six Similarities Between GDPR & US Regulatory Requirements

by ID Agent

As companies collect and store more and more personal information, they face data privacy risks on many fronts. Increasingly, they are being held accountable for protecting their customers’ digital privacy. New regulations, led by Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018, are quickly becoming normative in countries around the world. In total, 58% of all countries have some form of privacy regulations on the books, and another 10% are drafting legislation.

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The Week in Breach: 02/05/20 – 02/11/20

by Kevin Lancaster

This week, ransomware erodes productivity, a malware attack permanently destroys patient data, and a new study reveals the extent of data breaches in the UK.

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The NY SHIELD Act is Almost Here: How to Stay Compliant

by ID Agent

Data privacy regulations are quickly becoming par for the course in countries around the world, each one bringing new, nuanced responsibilities for companies to follow. While Europe’s expansive General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) have made most of the headlines, we are just months away from the latest privacy regulation, New York’s “Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act.”

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