2016

January 12, 2016
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By Jeanine Skowronski

In case you haven’t heard (and you probably already have), Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is estimated to reach around $1.3 billion. Various news outlet put the odds of winning the possibly world-record setting prize at around 292 million to one. But there’s also a chance you could find yourself the target of a well-timed lottery scam.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine,...

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January 11, 2016
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By Evan Schuman

The case of two JP Morgan Chase personal bankers allegedly stealing $400,000 from 15 bank patrons—some of whom were dead—illustrates the profound fraud risks posed by a company’s own employees.

When this can happen to Chase, a company that reported $23 billion in revenue last year and employed some 265,000 people, consider how exposed a small community bank or credit union...

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January 11, 2016
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Credit security freezes are often held up as the gold standard to protect consumers from identity theft. Much more restrictive than traditional fraud alerts, credit freezes prevent anyone from opening up new accounts using a consumer’s Social Security number — including the rightful owner of the...

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January 11, 2016
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If you’re protecting important personal accounts with nothing more than a few security questions, it may be time for an upgrade.

A study from Google recently compared the use of security questions to other account recovery methods like SMS (short text messages) and an alternative...

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January 4, 2016
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We've got an easy way to get back in shape now that the holidays are over.

Not you, owner and proprietor. You look great. It's your data security that could use a new fitness plan.

Now is the perfect time to start. With a new year upon us, it's the perfect time to re-examine your organization's data lifecycle, how data is collected, used, transmitted and destroyed.

SMBs are increasingly at risk from hacker attacks...

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