Friendly Fraud, Why it is Not-So-Friendly

Friendly Fraud, Why it is Not-So-Friendly

Almost half of medical identity theft was perpetrated by a relative or someone else they knew. That is why it has earned the label of “the friendly fraud”. According to Consumer Reports, the effects of medical identity theft can be far-reaching, costing victims time,...
Lock Up Those Credentials

Lock Up Those Credentials

Did you know that the average business person has 191 passwords. Those 191 credentials are the gateway to personal and financial information. According to a report by LastPass, 81% of confirmed data breaches are due to passwords. Yet 61% of people to use the same or a...
Tax Time Doesn’t Have To Mean Fraud Time

Tax Time Doesn’t Have To Mean Fraud Time

If you have not already, you are probably in the midst of preparing your tax return. It is one of the automatics in life. It is already painful enough, but now you have to worry about the risks of someone filing your return before you do? According to BNA, The IRS...
Data Privacy – A Strategic Responsibility

Data Privacy – A Strategic Responsibility

By now you are two months into your 2019 plan. Where did your employee and customer data privacy fit into that plan? Was your concern for protecting them a top initiative? Is it something that you and your executive team discussed, or are you just leaving that to your...
Welcome to 2019 – The Year of the Pig!

Welcome to 2019 – The Year of the Pig!

The pig is the 12th sign of the zodiac and while a pig is not thought to be a smart animal in China, the pig symbol represents luck and overall good fortune. What does good fortune look like in a world where data privacy is a straddling security and convenience and...
Happy Holidays! Tips for a safe holiday season

Happy Holidays! Tips for a safe holiday season

We all seem to carry with us this idealistic point of view around the holidays. We want to see the best in everyone and our trust meter is high. That is the way it should be. But do so with a little bit of caution. Here are a few simple tips you can follow this...