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November 13, 2017
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Eat healthy. Exercise more. Spend more time with friends and family.

We all have the best intentions when we kick off a new year. But we often forget to tend to another aspect of our identities—safeguarding our personal information from identity thieves.

Resolve to protect your identity with these five tips:

1. Shred it. Buy a quality...

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June 7, 2017
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Getting ready for some new summer looks? Start early and look no further than your wallet or handbag. 

We’re all moving so fast that it’s easy to let receipts and other IDs and documentation accumulate. Don’t be a George Costanza with an exploding wallet. Limit what you store in a wallet and handbag. Try to carry only what you need on a daily basis. Keep a record of what you carry in a secure place at home, so that you’ll know what to replace if it is lost or stolen. Be sure to leave...

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May 9, 2017
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Watch out for Mother’s Day coupon scams online.

Coupons for $50 off at Lowe’s or Bed, Bath and Beyond are making the rounds on social media—and, unfortunately, they really are too good to be true. They’re fake. They'll take you to a page featuring the retailer logo, ask you to fill out a survey to receive the deal, and then steal your personal information.

“Millions of people fall for scams...

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April 28, 2017
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Here’s a secret way to keep your identity—and that of your loved ones—secure: Don’t give out your Social Security number unless it’s absolutely required.

That’s right. Most of the time, it’s OK to say no to schools, doctor’s offices, sports clubs and many other organizations that may ask for this nine-digit identifier. In fact, safeguarding SSNs is a key first step to protecting against identity theft and other fraud.

Identity theft continues to afflict consumers in the United...

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April 7, 2017
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Tax identity theft is an easy lucrative way for criminals to make money. Think about it: This fast-growing crime accounts for nearly half—45 percent—of identity theft crimes reported to the Federal Trade Commission.

Want to get to your tax refund before the bad guys? Follow these tips from CyberScout experts:

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March 16, 2017
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Tax season is underway, and that means your tax refund—and your identity—are in play for identity thieves out to make easy money.

Tax identity theft is a fast-growing crime, impacting more than 260,000 victims a year and costing the IRS more than $3 billion in fraudulent tax refunds, according to the...

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March 14, 2017
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Chances are your organization has made critical investments in technology to deliver convenience and cost savings to customers.

But for these investments to work, you need to make sure the new technologies also safeguard your customers’ identities and privacy.

In this webinar from Aberdeen Group and CyberScout, cyber security experts came together to disucss how changing user expectations...

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March 14, 2017
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The countdown is on. Financial institutions doing business in New York must comply with new cyber security rules from the state’s financial regulator by March 2018.

These revamped regulations—the first of their kind nationwide—will impose stringent cyber security requirements on banks, insurers and other institutions regulated by the state’s Department of Financial Services.

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January 13, 2017
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It’s difficult to imagine life without the internet. But the very same wonderful attributes that make it convenient and accessible also bring significant risks.

Hackers and thieves gladly exploit these vulnerabilities, and in recent years they’ve become increasingly brazen, their schemes more sophisticated and slippery than ever.

At CyberScout, we believe prevention is key to keeping your identity and data safe in 2017 and beyond. But you, the consumer, are the first line of...

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January 4, 2016
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We've got an easy way to get back in shape now that the holidays are over.

Not you, owner and proprietor. You look great. It's your data security that could use a new fitness plan.

Now is the perfect time to start. With a new year upon us, it's the perfect time to re-examine your organization's data lifecycle, how data is collected, used, transmitted and destroyed.

SMBs are increasingly at risk from hacker attacks...

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