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Tag Archives: Identity theft

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

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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

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

The Next Wave of Digital Transformation: ID Crime Protection Integrated with Emerging Technologies

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As new technologies emerge to transform the status quo, so does the opportunity for innovation around banking and payment services. Financial business leaders everywhere need to ensure they are investing in the right technology, and in some cases move away from legacy operations, even if it eats their own lunch.

But, as new technologies emerge, so to do the threats facing the industry. A lot of this has to do with the accelerated adoption of a digital lifestyle by consumers and enterprises. As a result, financial institutions must evaluate all possible risks to uphold the security standards of their account holders who entrust them with their sensitive personal and financial data. Continue reading

How Financial Institutions Can Better Protect Digital Consumers

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Javelin Strategy & Research recently named EZShield an Identity Protection Leader — earning their highest recognition for identity theft resolution services among many other identity protection providers.

The announcement came as part of Javelin Strategy & Research’s Identity Protection Services Scorecard. The annual report highlights leaders in identity protection, current fraud trends and changing consumer needs.

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A Transparent Review of Data Security in 2017

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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

Going Above the “Rearview Approach” to Post-Breach ID Protection

Credit Monitoring is Not Enough Post Breach

The Pew Research Center reports 64 percent of Americans have been victims of at least one data breach. 

A data breach occurs when personal or financial information is unlawfully viewed, stolen or used. Exposure can stem from malicious sources, like hacking and theft, or can be seemingly innocent in nature, such as an employee improperly disposing of sensitive files.  Continue reading

Consumer Personas Offer Key Fraud Prevention Insights

Consumer Personas Identity Theft Protection

New research from Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2017 Identity Fraud Report knits an intricate relationship between consumer personas and identity crime risks. 

In 2016, an estimated 15.4 million consumers were victims of identity theft and fraud, up from 13.1 million the previous year. This marks the highest identity victimization rate since Javelin Strategy & Research began tracking the trend in 2003.  Continue reading

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