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April 10, 2019
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CyberScout will be featured in the following speaking engagements in May 2019:

Dom Paci, Director of Global BreachIAPP Global Privacy SummitMay 2, 3:40-4:00 p.m. ETWashington DCOn the Little Big StageWaking the Dragon: The Evolution of Data Breach Law

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March 27, 2019
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Data loss can strike at any time, and the cost of recovery will be high—unless you have a recent, usable backup.

Take the first step to protecting your valuable information by following the 5 Ws of backing up data—the who, what, where, when and why—on World Backup Day, March 31, 2019.

Why you should back up

Let’s begin with why. Backup copies are a form of insurance against a devastating data loss that can be caused by hardware failure, human error,...

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March 4, 2019
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Are you already dreaming about how to spend your tax refund this year? Imagine your frustration if the check never arrives, and when you make inquiries, you discover someone else has cashed in on your identity. That's what happens every year to far too many taxpayers who become victims of tax return fraud and tax-related identity theft.

 

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March 4, 2019
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Are you anticipating a nice tax refund this year? Maybe you have plans for a new TV or a special vacation. But imagine someone beats you to your refund by filing a fraudulent tax return, putting your plans on hold. Instead, you’ll have an identity theft mess to clean up. And it can take nearly a year—278 days on average in the United States—to resolve tax fraud and receive your rightful refund. [1]

Tax scams and identity fraud by the numbers...

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December 21, 2018
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New Year’s Eve is truly a worldwide celebration associated with hundreds of different cultural traditions. In the U.S., people watch the ball drop in Times Square in New York City. Canadians embrace the winter with ice fishing and polar bear swims. Revelers swing flaming fireballs at Hogmany in Scotland. Romanians dress like bears and dance in the streets. The Germans eat donuts; the French eat crepes, and the Danes smash china for good luck.

No matter what your New Year’s Eve...

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October 17, 2018
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Simple tools. Ominous results. Ambitious cyber criminals launched devastating ransomware attacks in 2017, including WannaCry and NotPetya, disrupting businesses across Europe and around the world.

According to the European Commission, the economic impact of cyber crime rose five-fold from 2013 to 2017, and could increase another four-fold by 2019.[1] It is not easy to bounce back from cyber attacks, so it’s important to understand the risks and take steps...

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October 15, 2018
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Watch now to learn about the cyber threats our children face online—and how families can stay safe.

In our on-demand webinar, Protecting Your Family’s Online Reputation: A Conversation About Child & Family Social Media Habits, we explore the results of surveys on child and family social media habits, just in time for National Cyber Security Awareness month.

Our children are digital...

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September 25, 2018
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It costs more to find new customers than hold on to the ones you already have. This is the value proposition of a new offering called CyberScout HQ, which has created a platform that any company can use to help customers with a variety of issues. It’s the first online marketplace for identity management, privacy and cybersecurity education, products and services.      HQ helps customers   Minimize their risk of getting hacked or becoming the victim of fraud with preventative... Read More
September 7, 2018
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Greater than 50%. 

Those are the odds your important personally identifying information (PII) was exposed in the 2017 Equifax data breach. You are forgiven, if the September 2017 announcement of the breach now seems like ancient history, but it’s critical you don’t let your guard down.

Your PII is still—and will always be—in the hands of criminals after the free year of credit monitoring from Equifax expires. That data could include:...

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September 3, 2018
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Did you hear about the partnership between Google and MasterCard? The online search and advertising giant is working with the credit card company to connect offline purchases to online browsing in a move that would significantly bolster the Google Adwords advertising platform.

A recent Bloomberg article detailed how Google has paid million of dollars for access to Mastercard’s customer data, including the time and location of their purchases.

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