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December 7, 2016
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With this year almost over and a new year waiting on the horizon, it’s a good time to take stock of the various threats to individuals’ identities that took hold during 2016. From large-scale data breaches to scams that affected consumers one-by-one, the variety of methods and sheer volume of security threats that thieves use is staggering.

Here are some of the scams, fraud attempts, data breaches, and other related identity theft crimes that the Identity Theft...

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December 7, 2016
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We thought we'd put an identity protection spin on the song, "Twelve Days of Christmas."

Instead of offering partridges, turtledoves, French hens, and other delightful but somewhat impractical gifts, we have reliable tips to keep your good name and credit safe.

1.   Pay attention to website URLs. Online searches can lead you to scammer-run websites that unleash computer malware...

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December 6, 2016
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Employers collect and store vast amounts of personally identifiable information from job candidates and employees: Social Security numbers, birth dates, driver’s licenses, protected health information, financial and investment account information, emails and passwords, and more.

All of this data—often the domain of accounting and payroll departments—is valuable to identity thieves who employ methods ranging from simple dumpster-diving to sophisticated cyber attacks...

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December 6, 2016
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Glass ceilings are not exclusive to the White House. The cybersecurity industry, too, is struggling to open career paths for women.

Although the number of women in the profession is growing, their proportion of the information security workforce — about 10 percent, according to a 2015 Frost and...

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December 2, 2016
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By Amit Ashbel

National Cybersecurity month has come and gone in a flurry of analyzing security practices and determining which areas need more attention. But instead of waiting another year to revisit the topic, companies should carve out time regularly to ensure they’re keeping security top of mind and avoiding falling victim to vulnerabilities.

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December 2, 2016
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Long live the payment card magnetic stripe! You won’t need those chip cards at gas stations for a looong time.

The march toward protecting consumers from credit and debit fraud with newfangled chip cards is slow, but steady. How slow became apparent Thursday, when Visa and Mastercard announced they were giving gas stations an extra three years to comply with new liability rules that essentially force merchants to...

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