Category Archives: Business Identity Theft

Business Culture of Security: Do you audit your vendors?

Over the last few months we have examined what your business needs to do: Know what Private Personal Information you have in your files and on your computers. Keep only what Private Personal Information your business needs to conduct business. … Continue reading

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Are you living and working in a culture of security?

Recently I was asked, “What is your purpose?” I loved the question and the more I thought about it the more I loved it. Why do I do what I do? Why do I blog and tweet? Why do I … Continue reading

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Human Firewall aka the Weak Link

You have spent thousands on infrastructure. You have the best Cisco firewall money can buy. Your Information Security Officer has every certification the industry offers. Yet you can still be breached. Your employees’ SSN and birthdates can be stolen. Your … Continue reading

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What Landlords Need to Know About Using Consumer Reports

Are you in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)? FCRA is designed to protect the privacy of consumer report information and to guarantee that the information supplied by consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) is as accurate as possible. The … Continue reading

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Use Firewalls to Protect Your Network from Hackers

Your computer network needs to be isolated from the internet. Computers with sensitive information – like financial account numbers and Social Security Numbers – need to be isolated from the rest of the network. Only employees with a need to … Continue reading

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Laptop and Smart Phone Security

Restrict access and storage of customer and employee Non-Public Information on portable devices that leave the office. We hear news reports about lost laptops that contained sensitive information all the time. Do not let your company become a similar headline. … Continue reading

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Secure Business Password Management

Your company needs to have a password policy to secure sensitive customer and employee information. The security of your network is only as good as the weakest entry point. The weakest point in most business networks are weak passwords. Passwords … Continue reading

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Electronic Security of Business Information on Your Network

You need to start with the general security of your network. Which computers and servers store sensitive personally identifying information of your customers and employees. Do not forget employees’ personal notebooks and home computers connecting remotely. Do your digital copiers, … Continue reading

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The Physical Security of Information Your Business Stores

Do not forget the old fashion way of stealing personally identifying information of your customers and employees – the paper records. Keep paper documents containing non-public identifying information in a locked cabinet and/or locked room. Limit access to employees with … Continue reading

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Schools are responsible for Children’s Private Information

Children are victims of Identity Theft more often than adults. They are 51x more likely to be victims than adults. Over 10% of children will be a victim before age 18. Child activity organizations, Daycare centers, Pre-Schools and Schools are … Continue reading

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