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January 27, 2017
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The 2017 Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, hosted by the Federal Trade Commission, will take place from Jan. 30 to Feb. 3.

This event will help consumers understand what tax identity theft is, starting with what happens when someone files a phony tax return using your personal information to get a fraudulent tax refund from the IRS. This type of crime can...

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January 27, 2017
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The cost of fraud to Britain rose 1.1 billion pounds ($1.4...

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January 26, 2017
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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been warning taxpayers for weeks now about tax refund delays in 2017 and the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) thinks this is good news. Here’s why: As the IRS continues to beef up its resources to tackle identity theft in the tax system and tax refund fraud, it needs the extra time to be sure any fraudulent refunds are not issued in the first place.

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January 26, 2017
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Never mind his crowd-favorite pledge to build the Great Wall of Mexico with a “big, fat door,” President Donald Trump’s cornucopia of campaign promises included many a forgettable vow. But you had to be whale-spotting from a lily pad on Loon Lake to miss the president’s pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

What may not be as obvious is the effect that such a move could have...

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January 25, 2017
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San Francisco-based Bay Dynamics bills itself as a cyber risk analytics company focused on helping large enterprises measure, communicate and reduce cyber risk. The company is a rising contender in the “threat intelligence” space.

Founded in 2001 as a security and IT consulting firm, Bay Dynamics shifted in 2006 to creating its own security products, and in 2013 launched its current flagship product offering—Risk Fabric.

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January 24, 2017
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In the past couple of years there’s been a significant uptick in talk about cyber insurance. This comes as no surprise, as risk has risen well beyond manageable levels and the costs associated with breaches now impact bottom lines. The breach that hit Target in 2013 drove damages that exceeded $290 million. The attack on Sony dismantled the release of a major motion picture and led to the termination of at least one top executive....

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