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Tag Archives: Identity theft

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

emerging technologies

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

digital consumers

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

data security awareness

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

Data Security in 2016: The Good, The Bad, The Takeaways

Data Security 2016

As we round out the current year, the data security world is buzzing with year-end reports and data security predictions for 2017. 

From cybercrime to payments fraud — identity crimes took a dramatic turn in 2016. This year-end data paints a telling story of the state of data security. Some changes were for the best, others for the worst. However, there are a few qualitative findings that offer even more insight into the future. Continue reading

Does Your Fraud Protection Service Overpromise and Under Deliver?

In 2013, Javelin Strategy and Research revealed that 23.3 million U.S. consumers bought products to protect their identity, spending billions of dollars in the process. Are they getting what they paid for? Too often the answer is no. According to the Federal Trade Commission, deceptive marketing practices are all too common within the industry.

Forming a partnership with the right fraud protection provider is vital to both your customers and your brand’s integrity. When searching for fraud protection services, follow these five tips to get the most added value from your partnership:

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