How to Deal With A Data Breach

The frequency of data breaches has increased rapidly over the years. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center there have been over 171 million records exposed in 2017 alone. So what does this mean for you and how can you protect yourself against this exposure? The infographic below will help you minimize your vulnerability to identity theft and guide you…
October 4, 2017

Protecting Yourself After A Disaster

Dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters can be extremely overwhelming. In these times of desperation communities near and far tend to pull together and work in a collective effort to get things back to normal. Unfortunately these situations also attract many individuals with negative intentions who are looking to capitalize on the people in the affected areas. Although the…
September 18, 2017

Securing Your School District

If you're like most superintendents, risk managers and CTOs, the looming threat of your network being hacked, breached, or taken offline worries you. Let's the main point out in the open—there is no single solution to protect your network, data, staff, and students. Even with a multitude of effective solutions and policies in place, you can still become a victim…
July 3, 2017

Responding to a Data Breach

It happened. You were going about your business when, all of a sudden, you discovered someone compromised your organization's sensitive information. There's no doubt that a data breach is incredibly stressful and can be quite costly. However, you have to act quickly. Many businesses and organizations don't have a cybersecurity policy or breach response plan, and drafting those plans in the…
June 5, 2017

What Can a Data Breach Cost You?

It's no secret that identity theft is a stressful problem to have, but do you know just how much a breach of information can cost you or your organization? I'll give you a hint: it's a lot. What are the numbers? According to the Ponemon Institute, the average total cost of a breach in 2016 was $4 million, up 29%…
April 18, 2017

What Do Corporations Owe Breach Victims?

Cyber thieves are successfully stealing masses of customer and employee data from major companies at a dangerous rate. Hackers are running away with information like credit card and Social Security numbers, putting victims at risk of identity theft. Many companies respond to data breaches by providing those affected by the compromise with at least one year of free credit monitoring.…
April 3, 2017

Is Someone Committing Crimes in Your Name?

The Problem You are aware of the resources you can use to locate registered sex offenders in your area, and maybe you’ve taken advantage of those resources when researching your neighborhood. However, these online registries may not be as accurate or as reliable as you hoped because some sex offenders are using identity theft to avoid detection. Sex offenders are…
March 2, 2017

Mobile Device Action Plan – Protecting Your Corporate Network

In this day and age, it’s clear that we live in a world of mobile communication. Whether it was on a phone or tablet, you have sent or received at least one text message, call, or email. Many companies are beginning to see the benefits of mobile communication as it facilitates easy, on-the-go access to important information. However, mobile devices…
February 3, 2017