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March 31, 2011

By Susan Grant

Earlier this month, the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) released guidelines that encourage identity theft service providers to act responsibly and help consumers choose services that follow best practices.

Another resource for consumers is the CFA’s tips, “...

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March 28, 2011

According to the Ponemon Institute’s U.S. Cost of a Data Breach Study, insider data breaches have decreased in number from 2008 to 2009. The reason for the decrease is “likely resulting from training and awareness programs having a positive affect on employees' sensitivity and awareness about the protection of personal information” (Ponemon).

In the same Ponemon study, it was found that...

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March 21, 2011

By Ondrej Krehel

No single document contains more personal information than your tax return. Name, address, date of birth, Social Security number, employer information, banking accounts, routing numbers, credit card payment data—the list could go on. So i's imperative that your tax documents are secure.

The days of filling out a paper tax form in black ink, with a calculator on the table, are over. Most of us file online, use...

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March 17, 2011

Foster children are vulnerable to identity theft because of the transitory nature of their lives, according to a report released Wednesday. They move frequently and their personal information is accessible by many people—relatives, foster parents, social workers and group home personnel.

“The Fleecing of Foster Children: How We Confiscate Their Assets and...

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March 14, 2011

Every organization faces the threat of cyber risks. These risks come in many forms, including market risks, financial risks, reputation risks, legal risks and more. It is important for risk managers to be aware of these threats and the potential consequences they face if a breach does occur. This series gives a basic overview of some of the threats and legislation in which organizations should be aware.

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March 14, 2011

Adam Levin, Identity Theft 911 chairman and founder, and Eduard Goodman, Identity Theft 911 chief privacy officer, spoke with Washington, D.C. radio station WTOP 103.5 FM about identity theft protection and simple ways to lower your risk of becoming a victim.

Click to listen.

 

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