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Jul 28
2014

Healthcare Providers: Customer Security is Good Marketing

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Consumers are on red alert about sharing personal data with businesses, thanks to the widespread publicity of major data breaches. As a result, many consumers feel trapped when they know they must reveal personal information just to get basic quotes for healthcare services.

Jul 26
2014

Malware Can Hide in the Most Obvious Places

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

You never know when malware will bite. Even browsing an online restaurant menu can download malicious code, put there by hackers.

Jul 25
2014

How Law Enforcement Detects Breaches Before Victims Do

Posted by Cinthia Pilar in Untagged 

Cinthia Pilar

Law enforcement agencies detect data breaches before businesses do because the former seeks evidence of the cyber crime, reports a networkworld.com article.

Jul 24
2014

Medical Identity Theft Can be Deadly

Posted by Jessica Hurley in Untagged 

Jessica Hurley

If you feel like you are starting to get the flu, going to the doctor’s office can get you some medicine and get you on the road to recovery. But, there’s no pill or surgery that can protect you from medical identity theft—which can kill you. Literally. The thief who steals your identity doesn’t mean to kill you; he just wants to obtain free medical care on your dime.

Jul 23
2014

Beware of Flight MH17 Facebook Scams

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

How low can scammers go? The latest is phony Facebook profiles that use identities of deceased victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17—claiming their credit cards were stolen from the crash debris.

Jul 12
2014

Being in Sync means your Data is safe

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

What is data synchronization? This technology synchronizes data between two or more computers and/or the cloud and automatically copies changes that are transacted between devices.

Jul 10
2014

Feedback from our community to the question: Is EMV the answer to Payment Security?

Posted by Cinthia Pilar in Community discussion

Cinthia Pilar

Tapomoy Koley, Sr Associate - Projects at Cognizant Technology Solutions

Jul 09
2014

Recognize Your Willingness to give up your Privacy

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

If a stranger stopped you on the street and requested your e-mail address and birthdate, would you give it to that person? A rational person would never give up this information.

Jul 07
2014

What is an Advanced Persistent Threat?

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

If you’ve ever seen a movie where the bad guys are using ongoing, invasive hacking to spy on their “enemy,” you have some familiarity with an advanced persistent threat (APT).

Jul 05
2014

What is Wardriving?

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Wireless networks have certainly brought a lot of convenience to our lives, allowing us to work and surf from almost anywhere—home, cafes, airports and hotels around the globe. But unfortunately, wireless connectivity has also brought convenience to hackers because it gives them the opportunity to capture all data we type into our connected computers and devices through the air, and even take control of them.

Jul 04
2014

Graduates beware of Identity Theft

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Worried about finding a job after you graduate from college? Worried about paying off your debts? It gets uglier: New college grads need to think about their identities being stolen. One-third of identity theft complaints come from young adults.

Jun 30
2014

Bankers on the Front lines of Cyber Defense

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

There was once a time when the only threat to a bank’s security was when that innocent-looking man hands a note to the bank teller that makes her face go ashen. And the only security, save for video surveillance, was the armed guards and the silent alarm that the teller triggers.

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