Tag: identity theft

Progress in Privacy Thinking: 2023 Predictions

Last year, I wrote about 4 predictions I had for the privacy space in 2022. These predictions were based on shifts in privacy thinking and how they were affecting regulations and vice versa. Ultimately, these fundamental changes in privacy thinking affect the way organizations view and address their privacy and data protection challenges. My 2022 […]

Inside the Mind of a Cybercriminal: Facts and Fiction

Have you ever wondered what motivates some people to commit cybercrimes targeting personal and corporate victims? Who are these twisted people? How do you recognize them? Is it possible there’s a cybercriminal lurking in your book group or sitting down at your holiday dinner table? Law enforcement agencies have been researching the backgrounds, personal qualities, […]

The Largest Cyberbreaches of All Time: What Can They Teach Us Today?

In 2021, the number of cyberattacks and data breaches in the U.S. increased by 15.1% from the previous year. And the cost of being victimized by cybercrime rose, as well. According to a study by IBM, on average, a single data breach in the U.S. costs a business $9.44 million. In the first half of […]

The Trickle Up and Trickle Down of Business Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity breaches are technical by definition. But they can also be measured in dollars and cents. And in the end, most business cybersecurity attacks are traceable to unwitting people within your organization. Many breaches are caused by sloppy habits and a pervasive lack of employee cybersecurity education. Ironically, consumer awareness of cyber risks is on […]

Zero-Trust Security Beyond Online Identities

It’s every working parent’s nightmare. You’re in a busy airport with your company laptop and a child who desperately needs a snack. You turn your head for just a minute to dig for a snack, but when you turn back, your laptop bag is gone. Luckily, you remember your recent cybersecurity training and call your […]

Tax Season Scams and Online Safety Tips

Tax season can be a stressful time for many Americans, and while scams are prevalent year-round, there is often a greater proliferation during tax time. Scammers are waiting for you to slip up so they can steal your personal information, money, and identity. The National Cybersecurity Alliance and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) want to […]