2015

June 4, 2015
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Law firms may unwittingly place clients at risk by failing to dispose of their records in a responsible manner once they’re no longer useful.

Law firms can eliminate client exposure by developing information governance programs that reduce the risks of unwanted exposure of sensitive, protected and confidential information.

Learn more in “Are You the Weak Link in Your Client’s IG Program...

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June 4, 2015
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Small and mid-sized companies are confronting the same information security exposures as large organizations, with smaller budgets and, often, less focus on locking down their business data. Cybercriminals recognize the opportunity, not just to breach small companies, but also to use smaller companies as a foothold to penetrate networks of the big corporations they do business with. ThirdCertainty.com asked Raj Dodhiawala...

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June 1, 2015
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A new report released by Ponemon Institute paints a dismaying picture in healthcare data security. It reveals an industry that’s not only under increasing attack by cyber criminals and malicious insiders, but also a sector populated by organizations without the funding, resources, and preparation necessary to prevent security incidents and properly protect patients’ sensitive information.

Unlike previous studies, which focused solely on covered entities,...

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May 29, 2015
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From the consumer perspective, finding out your information has been compromised in a data breach is an annoying and costly interruption, but the business side is pretty unpleasant, too. The average data breach now costs the targeted company $3.8 million, or $154 per stolen record containing sensitive information,...

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May 29, 2015
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Email addresses are like opinions—nearly everyone has one. It is the most public piece of personal information you have besides your name. But what you may not know about your email address could hurt you.

Your email may not seem like personally identifiable information at first blush, and for good reason. It is a requirement of everyday life. Asked for a list of sensitive personal information, I feel pretty certain that most...

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May 21, 2015
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Cyber crime doesn't just affect companies in the United States. Check out this infographic from ThirdCertainty.com to see how countries are impacted around the world—and see how costs are expected to soar.

Cyber Attack Infographic

May 18, 2015
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For the first time, according to a recent study, criminal and state-sponsored hacks have surpassed human error as the leading cause of health care data breaches, and it could be costing the industry as much as $6 billion. With an average organization cost of $2.1 million per breach, the results of the study give rise...

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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 12, 2015
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As one of our nation’s military service members, you understand the importance of a good defense. It’s probably a big part of the reason you signed up.

That’s why it’s important to know that while you’re putting your life on the line for your country, your financial defenses at home can be left vulnerable if you don’t do a few key things before you leave.

Why it’s critical to defend your credit

It’s a sad reality: when...

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