Tag: personal identity

November 28, 2018

Winner Announced in Dark Web ID Contest!

We are excited to announce the winner of our “Tell Us Your Story” contest! Jeff Reiter of RWK IT Services in Frankfort, IL submitted our winning testimonial, as voted on by a committee of 10!

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November 20, 2018

Stay Cyber-Safe When Shopping Online

We were thrilled to see how many of our MSP Partners utilized the resources we provided to help educate their customers during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October.

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July 11, 2018

The Week in Breach: 07/02/18 – 07/06/18

While it has been a slow week in terms of the number of breaches, the severity of the breaches that did occur this week is nothing short of disturbing. The information exposed on the open web by ALERRT could be used with far-reaching effects…including both physical and permanent consequences. A cyber-attack conducted against a small business hosting provider in Australia also highlights a “WORST case” scenario for a breach. I strongly encourage everyone to check out their website here for a sobering reminder of what a company crippled by a breach looks like. When you cannot contact your customers to tell them that you have been breached, because you don’t even have a complete list of who your customers are… well, this is a good example of how damaging a breach can be. In other news…

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November 20, 2017

Pa$$w0rds, the Dark Web, and a job I love.

Coming up with a strong password gives me a headache. About 3 years ago, I came up with the most (in my mind) brilliant password EV3R. You see, I used an 8 in the first part of the password to make the word Gr8 – great. Great! I could remember that, because it made me grin at my own cleverness every time I typed it. “You sneaky SOBs will never crack my code!”

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October 17, 2017

Protecting Employee Personal Data Fundamental to Corporate Security

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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May 29, 2017

IRS Announces Pre-Breach Identity Protection Services Are Non-Taxable

On December 30th, 2015, the IRS officially announced that employers are not required to include the value of pre-breach identity protection services in employee gross income. This adds to a previous announcement where the IRS stated in August 2015,with announcement 2015-22, that post-breach identity protection benefits would have preferential tax treatment.

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April 24, 2017

4 Steps You Can Take to Safeguard Protected Health Information

The digitization of medical care has become a double-edged sword. Healthcare providers like Kaiser Permanente have used medical records to improve the health of their members. In 2015, the National Committee for Quality Assurance found that Kaiser Permanente ranked first in 21 different healthcare quality measures, more than any other health plan in the country. Kaiser’s quality of care is due in no small part to its sophisticated medical records system.

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