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 run a gateway. This is a common mistake and can […]
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, occurred from within. So it is important to be PCI […]
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 hackers. It is important to first understand what different types of […]
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 extension, renewal, or continuation of credit. For example, mortgage brokers, […]
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 filed against merchants. Different industries face government fines because they […]
Is FACTA Really Fair and Accurate?
FACTA (Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003) allows consumers to be able to obtain a free credit report once every twelve months from each credit reporting agency. More importantly, the act was created to help reduce identity theft. With the state of our current economy, credit card and identity theft is on the […]
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 management information” notified Wells Fargo of the breach caused by […]