Digital Privacy

May 15, 2015
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Don’t be at ease: A Federal Trade Commission study found that military members are victims of ID theft at twice the normal rate. As deployments last longer, experts advise troops to put an active-duty alert on their accounts. Potential lenders will know that there’s the...

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May 15, 2015
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When we think of summer safety, we tend to think of our physical security first. Accidents at the pool or beach, exposure to sun or heat, and crimes in far-away places are big concerns. But as the temperature rises, it’s important to also keep identity protection at the top of the list.

What does summer have to do with identity theft? Everything. What makes summer so great—long, lazy days and a devil-may-care attitude—can leave...

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May 8, 2015
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A tough race: Protecting clients against risks associated with information technology system failures is a leading concern of the insurance industry, underwriters and brokers told risk managers at the RIMS 2015 Conference. Steve McGill, group president with Aon, an insurance and reinsurance brokerage based in the United Kingdom, said more companies offer cyber insurance. But the rapid rise of cyber threats may make it difficult for insurers to stay ahead of the curve. “...

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May 2, 2015
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Eight isn’t great: A class-action lawsuit says hackers had access to Premera Blue Cross systems for about eight months before they were detected. The insurance company said on March 17 that hackers might have gained access to the personal information of 11 million people, including names, dates of birth, Social...

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May 1, 2015
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Legislation that would establish new nationwide privacy protections for American consumers was introduced by a group of high-profile Democratic senators on Thursday, including Pat Leahy (Vermont) and Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts). The Consumer Privacy Protection Act would establish federal standards for notification of consumers when their data is lost or stolen...

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May 1, 2015
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Driven by the fallout of major data breaches at Target, Sony Pictures, Anthem and hundreds of other large and small organizations, cybersecurity is now a problem of strategic importance in organizations of all sizes.

ThirdCertainty sat down last week at the RSA Conference in San Francisco with Howard Schmidt, former White House Cybersecurity Advisor under...

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April 30, 2015
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Usually you hear the phrase “too much information,” or TMI, in a funny context. Like when you reveal a little too much about a personal situation, or something people simply are not interested in.

When it comes to the Internet, however, providing TMI is no laughing matter. When you over-share, you compromise your privacy and even leave your identity, reputation, and property vulnerable to criminals. Practically every click on the Internet reveals...

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April 22, 2015
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SAN FRANCISCO—Financial services companies and luxury goods retailers fawn over them. We used to call them millionaires or simply wealthy. In today’s lexicon they are referred to as high-net-worth individuals, or HNWIs. ThirdCertainty recently sat down with Eduard Goodman, chief privacy officer of CyberScout, to discuss why HNWIs have become attractive targets to cyber criminals.

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March 25, 2015
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Mattel Inc.'s new talking doll, Hello Barbie, connects to the Interent and relies on speech-recognition software to communicate with children. Critics say that poses serious privacy threats to children and families, as outlined in this BloombergBusinesss story. The doll was unveiled at the recent Toy Fair in New York, and despite the controversy, Mattel has no plans to...

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March 20, 2015
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Health insurer stricken: Some 11 million customers of health insurance company Premera Blue Cross may have been affected by a May 2014 cyber attack. The company, licensed by Blue Cross Blue Shield, said the data breach wasn’t discovered until Jan. 29. Hackers may have gained access to customers’ Social Security numbers, bank account data, contact information and claims data. Premera plans to offer two years of free credit monitoring and identity theft protection services to ...

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