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About Donna Parent

Donna is the Chief Marketing Officer of Sontiq, the parent company of the EZShield and IdentityForce brands. She is responsible for global marketing initiatives for Sontiq, and works closely with the enterprise marketing organizations of the company's clients and partners to rollout meaningful programs to help educate communities globally about identity theft protection and mobile cybersecurity solutions.

It’s Time to Honor Small Businesses!

National Small Business Week

For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has hosted National Small Business Week, a celebration of our nation’s entrepreneurs and innovators who drive the economy through commerce and job creation. From May 5th-11th, 2019, the SBA and community will honor the contributions of small business leaders through awards and recognition, a virtual conference, and helpful resources that assist small business owners in addressing operational challenges. Continue reading

15-Minute Webinar | Addressing Small Business ID Theft and Cyber Threats

diverse small business meeting

Many Small and Medium-Sized Businesses are worried about their financial risks, and in today’s digital environment, that concern couldn’t be more warranted. In fact, 50 percent of SMBs report low confidence in how to protect themselves, their employees and their customers from a cyberattack. With employee negligence raking as the #1 cause of a data breach incident, we’re here to address the evolving identity protection and mobile cybersecurity needs of SMBs. Continue reading

Don’t Get Caught Up in Workplace Crime

hr manager stressed after discovering occupational fraud

Regardless of your company size or your industry, no organization is immune to internal and external threats. Fraud is a serious problem that has a real impact on the bottom line. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ (ACFE) 2018 Report to the Nations Global Fraud Study, global organizations lose an estimated $4 trillion annually to fraud, and it can take an average of 16 months before you even know what’s happening.   Continue reading

Keeping Data Secure in a BYOD World

Data Security With BYOD

As smartphones, tablets, and laptops have become increasingly intertwined with our daily lives, they’ve become a more integral part of our work lives too. The majority of companies have adopted policies that empower employees to use their own devices for work versus only having company-issued devices.

Welcome to the world of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), fueled by the larger trend around the consumerization of IT. This shift means that consumer technology is now influencing business processes, whereas the opposite was once true. The statistics tell a compelling story: Continue reading

Protecting Yourself from Fraud During the U.S. Government Shutdown

Fraud & Government Shutdown

**Note: The government shutdown came to an end on January 28, 2019 after 35 days. Delays are still expected as agencies work through more than a month of backlog.

The U.S. government shutdown that started on December 22, 2018, is now the longest on record and is impacting more than 800,000 federal workers as of the time of this writing. Although the impact is clear for those government employees directly in the crosshairs, the full effect is yet to be realized for U.S. consumers.

Here are two federal agencies whose lack of funding could prove to endanger citizens’ defenses against identity crimes and fraud. Continue reading

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