The Real People Behind Identity Theft Statistics

The Real People Behind Identity Theft Statistics

Data breaches and identity theft continue to impact both businesses and consumers significantly. This year alone (as of November 2, 2018), there have been 1,027 data breaches which exposed over 57,667,911 million records. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) also reported in their March 2018 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book that they received 1.1 million reports of fraud and 371,000 reports of identity theft in 2017.

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3 Ways to Avoid Fraud While Traveling

3 Ways to Avoid Fraud While Traveling

As I sat in the taxi in Jackson, Mississippi, waiting for the cab driver to “call in” my credit card because he had no credit card machine or app on his flip phone, I cringed. Just four days prior, I was teaching an ACFE webinar on travel fraud and here I was, hamstrung by an antiquated process that put my credit card at risk.

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Not If, But When: How to Monitor and Manage Your Cyber Risk

Not If, But When: How to Monitor and Manage Your Cyber Risk

Buoyed by news and social media coverage of online threats and cyberattacks, cybersecurity is all the rage today. Indeed, whether we’re talking about the recent Iranian online assault on worldwide universities or the cyberattack on the city of Atlanta (which shut down Wi-Fi at the world’s busiest airport), cybersecurity is constantly and rightfully in the spotlight.

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Plunged Into Darkness: The Threat of Power Grid Hacking

Plunged Into Darkness: The Threat of Power Grid Hacking

While a report prepared by the Risk and Infrastructure Science Center indicates that severe weather — like Hurricanes Harvey and Maria — lead the pack when it comes to causes of power outages in the U.S., Mother Nature is not without rivals. Power grids can go down for a number of reasons beyond natural disasters. They often use aging equipment, are prone to human error and can just malfunction. However, energy hackers are starting to play more of a role in blackouts.

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RSA’s Quarterly Fraud Report Finds Decrease in Cyberfraud

RSA’s Quarterly Fraud Report Finds Decrease in Cyberfraud

Perhaps the most encouraging and notable piece of RSA’s most recent quarterly report comes in the form of an overall decrease in cyberfraud. The total amount of cyberfraud attacks observed from January 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018, represented a decrease not only from the previous quarter (16.2%) but also from the same quarter of 2017 (8.6%).

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