2014

December 30, 2014
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Medical identity theft is a growing problem that has a dramatic ripple effect on healthcare organizations, providers, and patients.

"Big data, Big Brother, data brokers, and data breaches all violate our privacy," said Dr. Deborah Peel, founder and chairwoman of Patient Privacy Rights. "The systems put in place that make us feel safe are largely unable to protect patient information."

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December 29, 2014
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The Digital Age has made filing taxes a whole lot easier. But with that convenience comes risk, thanks to scammers out to steal your identity or tax refund. With tax season right around the corner, it’s a good idea to make sure your taxpayer identity is protected.

Tax-related identity theft is one of the fastest growing forms of the crime, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center...

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December 29, 2014
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The past year was saturated with detailed disclosures of cyber attacks against marquee corporations. From Target to Home Depot and JP Morgan and Sony Pictures, the wider public now knows how wide open corporate networks are to disruptive, damaging hacks.

In the coming year, court cases should begin to define and quantify a new realm of liability exposure posed by such cyber attacks. The result: directors and officers liability insurance is poised for a...

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December 18, 2014
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We might have the notion of what an identity thief looks like: a criminal mastermind sitting in the dark, his stern face illuminated by a bank of computer monitors.

In reality, the crimes and the criminals are much more mundane: A thief is more likely to stumble upon paper files left behind in a cab or public restroom and use that to his own ends; instead of buying up jewelry and iPads, a hacker might use a fake name to hook up utilities at his house.

Identity theft claims a...

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December 15, 2014
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With the new tax season coming fast, taxpayers are concerned about the surge in identity theft cases. Last year, the Internal Revenue Service paid out an estimated $5.2 billion in fraudulent tax refunds,...

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December 12, 2014
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While chip and PIN cards have been touted as a more secure alternative to cards with magnetic strips, the U.S. has been slow to adopt this technology. Now, with 2014 called the year of the data breach, the next year may see a surge in the use of chip and PIN cards with businesses learning from the mistakes of major retailers...

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December 8, 2014
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With the devastating attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that exposed corporate and personal information, IT security professionals are using the intrusion as a warning for companies to strengthen their data security. The attack on Sony Pictures revealed four unreleased movies online as well as the information of...

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December 4, 2014
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During the holidays consumers are more giving and willing to open their wallets to spend on presents and donate to charity - something identity thieves are counting on. Thieves often prey on victims during the holidays through a variety of schemes to take their information and their money. Since the Grinch isn't the only one out to steal Christmas,...

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December 2, 2014
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After a cyberattack on a U.S. motion picture firm, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is alerting businesses to the potential for more significant intrusions, Reuters reported. The warning...

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November 25, 2014
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Black Friday is just ahead. But in the mad rush for fabulous deals—online and in stores—we still have concerns about how retailers protect our payment card data, according to a new survey from the...

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