November 7th is the first Thursday of the month and that means it is time for another Identity Theft Twitter Chat.  This month’s topic is mobile device safety and identity theft and we are very happy to have Christopher Burgess, CEO of Prevenda, as our co-host.  Don’t know how he is? Well you should because it isn’t […]

  If you run a business that has commercial interests and online interactions (as nearly all companies do these days), you might consider cyber insurance as a tool to mitigating the potential financial damage that may occur as a result of any type of breach, hack, or other fraud arising from internet communications. Cyber insurance […]

According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, this year and the foreseeable future, one in five small businesses in the U.S. will be hacked. Of those that do get hacked, there’s a better than 60% chance they will go out of business. That’s about the same odds as playing the game of Russian roulette. No sane […]

As the Identity Theft Resource Center helps to recognize National Cyber Security Awareness Month, it is appropriate for us to reflect upon how much has changed in the world of privacy, cyber security and identity theft in the last 10 years. In 2003, the cost of a gallon of gas was $1.83 compared with the […]

In the digital era that we live in, almost any service we use requires a username and password regardless of whether it is a paid service or not. To avoid identity theft and fraud, it is important to ensure that your passwords are strong and not susceptible to being hacked by criminals seeking your personal […]

Your computer’s hard drive contains an extraordinary amount of personal information; information that an identity thief could use to commit financial, criminal and medical fraud under your identity. So when you are considering selling or throwing away an old computer, naturally, you delete everything off of your hard drive. But is that enough? There are […]

We are not yet thinking about 2014, but the antivirus community certainly is.  We can expect a lot of new product introductions in the antivirus sector as they attempt to get on your holiday shopping list with newer products. You’ll find that the competition to get your AV dollar is fierce.  One particular website comparison found at http://www.av-comparatives.org/dynamic-tests/ , […]

On August 6, Michael Daniel, Special Assistant to the President and the Cybersecurity Coordinator, posted on the White House blog a set of possible incentives for companies that voluntarily adopt the Cybersecurity Framework currently being created by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The Cybersecurity Framework is a voluntary set of rules based on existing […]

Passwords “are starting to fail us,” says PayPal’s Chief Information Security Officer Michael Barrett at a recent event in Las Vegas.  Much like a locked front door to your home, it may serve as a minor deterrent to the casual passer-by, but anyone who really wants to find a way in, will most likely be […]

You use your smartphone and tablet everyday, but are you using it safely when you connect to public WiFi? The Identity Theft Resource Center and PRIVATE WiFi invite you to participate in our co-sponsored research survey on Mobile Device Security. By contributing your insight, we will learn more about consumer usage habits when it comes […]