Data Privacy Day is right around the corner! This international celebration occurs on January 28 and promotes advocacy for privacy and data security awareness — particularly the protection of personally identifiable information (PII).
EZShield is proud to be a Data Privacy Day Champion. And in doing our part to promote this event, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get #PrivacyAware with a transparent analysis of the current data security landscape and derive learning lessons as we move ahead. Continue reading
How do employees learn best?
Well, it’s kind of a complex answer…
Employers are increasingly aware of the importance of professional development and employee training. In fact, Training Magazine reports that U.S. companies spend an average of $4.5 billion annually on employee education programs.
However, these initiatives go much deeper than just skill development. Effective programs can increase productivity, improve accountability and enhance employee satisfaction. Ultimately, these benefits even combat turnover and add a real boost to your bottom line.
Does your bank belong on Snapchat? What should your credit union tweet about? Will Facebook’s algorithm ever be on your side again?
There’s a perfect storm swirling in the social-sphere that is creating a lot of questions for social media professionals in the financial services space.
As banks and credit unions increasingly try to engage consumers on social media, they’re often left defeated amidst waning attention spans, changing platforms and unfriendly algorithms. It’s the harsh reality of social media today, but it’s not all bad news.
Last month, the Identity Theft Resource Center released their annual Identity Theft Aftermath report. The report goes beyond the standard facts and figures of identity theft and gets to the heart of the problem — the impact on victims.
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
– Benjamin Franklin
Franklin was a pioneer in financial education and often oozed witty, yet practical wisdom. In fact, the man attributed with “a penny saved, is a penny earned” even authored one of the first widely-published financial advice pieces. Franklin understood the value of financial education — and made it a life mission to empower individuals through knowledge. Continue reading
In this technology-first world, it’s crucial that your Identity Protection services are both secure and easily accessible. Since 2013, the number of victims affected by identity crimes have more than doubled. This equates to one victim every second, making accessible identity protection services even more important. Continue reading
On Sept. 13, Laura Bruck from EZShield and Jacob Jegher from Javelin Strategy & Research co-hosted the webinar “How Banks Can Build Loyalty by Countering Fraud in Small Business Banking.” The presentation analyzed small business banking trends, including the growing fraud risks this robust subset faces. Continue reading
As the leader in identity theft protection, EZShield is incredibly proud of our success in helping employers roll out valuable employee benefit programs. In terms of participation and engagement, our identity protection solutions are second to none.
Trust (n.): a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.
It’s a familiar concept that’s often underestimated. Trust is a catalyst for change and the foundation for strong relationships. It guides us in our daily lives, but most importantly, it dictates who we ask for help. Continue reading
New research from the Auriemma Consulting Group (ACG) paints a bleak picture of the state of synthetic identity theft and its hit to the banking industry.
Synthetic identity theft cost banks $6 billion in 2016. Five percent of charged-off accounts and up to 20 percent of credit losses are thought to be a result of synthetic identity theft.
With synthetic identity theft on the rise, banks and credit unions must search for more comprehensive solutions to this growing problem. Continue reading