Online & Network Security Must Haves – Part 3

Password security is important within your online network security and knowing the different types of identity theft is great, but what are the best ways to prevent identity theft? Many believe that PCI compliance does not affect them because they are not a payment processor or don’t…

Online & Network Security Must Haves – Part 2

Part one of this series talked about identity thieves wanting your password, and we discussed ways to protect against having your passwords compromised. Securing your password seems to be only 25 percent of the battle these days. Many network security attacks and breaches, like the Heartland Breach,…

Online & Network Security Must Haves – Part 1

The word “hacker” is often associated with the terms crime and fraud. However, hackers can be a good defense against online fraud, such as the “white hat” hackers that work to prevent fraud and fight identity theft. Unfortunately, white hat hackers aren’t as common as criminal…

Red Flag Compliance Deadline Extended

The Federal Trade Commission announced that “creditors” will not have to worry about fines associated with non compliance with Red Flag Rules until May 1st 2009. A creditor is defined as any entity that extends, renews, or continues credit and any entity that regularly arranges for the…

The Red Flag Deadline is Approaching

Although Red Flag Rules were created to protect against identity theft, are some types of businesses more affected then others? In previous blogs I wrote about how merchants are not getting a fair shake when it comes to these rules, and many law suits have been…

Do the Big Banks Do Enough to Keep Identity Safe?

In previous posts I’ve talked about identity theft and ways to prevent fraud, but are our banks doing enough to protect its customers from identity theft? Recently thousands of consumers’ personal information was stolen from Wells Fargo. MicroBilt which is the self-proclaimed “single source industry leader in risk…