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Dec 28
2013

Debit cards: signature or PIN, what’s what?

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

What kind of debit card do you have? The two types are direct debit cards and deferred debit cards.

Dec 21
2013

Merchants: Do you know where you card data is?

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Card fraud affects merchants, not just shoppers. The Data Security Standard 3.0, released by the Payment Card Industry (PCI), urges companies to create a data flow diagram. This diagram would reveal all the systems, applications and employees who have access to cardholder data.

Dec 19
2013

Oversharing on social media common amongst 50+

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Thanks to social media, societal norms have undergone a seismic shift in the past five years. What was once considered private or even taboo is not only fair game, it’s expected. But this can have serious consequences from the ending of friendships to exposure to physical harm.

Dec 19
2013

11 Ways to prevent your email from getting hacked

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

#1. Whenever possible, configure your Internet connection to always use HTTPS. This is the “https” that appears before the “www” in a Web address, and the https is preceded by a padlock icon.

Dec 18
2013

8 tips to prevent post holiday credit card fraud

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

With your cards being used online, over the phone and in person it’s easy to lose track of purchases. The key is keep good records and be diligent about your security. Here are eight great tips that will go a super long way in preventing post holiday account takeover in the form of credit card fraud.

Dec 15
2013

Holidays increase risk of online scams

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

The holidays mean a surge in online purchases done with laptops, cell phones, tablets and desktops.

Dec 14
2013

Card not present transaction fraud can be stopped

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

Credit card fraud, despite measures to stomp it out, still runs rampant in America. Forty-seven percent of credit card fraud consists of card-not-present (CNP) fraud. This includes payments via snail mail, phone and Internet.

Dec 09
2013

What is a data breach and how do I protect myself?

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

When protected, sensitive or confidential data is accessed or used by someone without authority, this is a data breach. This can involve any kind of data such as personal health, financial, or business related.

Dec 08
2013

7 Tips to avoid ‘deadly’ social media

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

The vacant 5,000 square foot house next door to this kicking victim was on sale, and he had agreed with the realtor to keep an eye on it. Some kids got wind of this vacancy and put out a Facebook invitation to a Halloween rave party there.

Dec 07
2013

100 person identity theft ring busted

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Untagged 

Robert Siciliano

This year, one of the biggest identity theft rings originating from Minnesota was prosecuted—spanning 14 states and involving hundreds of victims. Total theft exceeded $2.5 million, and major retailers and banks were victimized.

Dec 05
2013

JP Morgan Looking to hire strong Vice President/Executive Director Compliance Officers in the Project Management/Trade Surveillance/E-Comm space

Posted by Cinthia Pilar in Jobs , Compliance

Cinthia Pilar

JP Morgan are looking to hire for several positions within the Global Strategy and Infrastructure Compliance team.

Dec 04
2013

What is a firewall?

Posted by Robert Siciliano in firewall

Robert Siciliano

Most of us may have heard the term, and know it’s related to security in some way, but do you really know what a firewall is? Traditionally, firewalls were built to keep danger at bay—they were doors (or walls) to block fire from coming into another area—hence the name firewall. When you’re thinking in terms of your online security, modern-day hardware and software firewalls are similar. They act as barriers to prevent unauthorized access to your personal information.


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