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Reduce the risk of identity theft

How Common Is Identity Theft?

Identity theft is a serious issue in America. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), there were 17.6 million victims of identity theft in the United States in 2014 (the most recent year for which BJS numbers are available). Types of identity theft range...

Choosing an Identity Theft Monitoring Service

Make sure the service you choose includes basic coverage like monitoring your credit report, bank accounts, Social Security number and public records. Ideally, an identity theft monitoring service goes beyond the basics to alert you of things you may not have thought of, like medical...

Identity Theft While Traveling: 5 Easy Steps to Protect Yourself

The risk of identity theft increases when you travel. You carry sensitive documents like passports, you aren’t familiar with your surroundings, and you’re not home doing ordinary things like picking up your mail. To help minimize the risk, follow these steps: Stop your mail. Being...

Educate Your Family on Security Best Practices

With the holiday season in full swing, most consumers are aware that online holiday shopping may present a number of security risks. While you may consider yourself to be cyber-aware, what about the rest of your family? Here are a few things to be mindful...

Do children need identity theft protection?

In the U.S. identity theft is a growing problem. As technology continues to develop, hackers will find newer, more sophisticated methods they can use to steal our identities – and those of our children. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, approximately one in...

My Family Member’s Identity Was Stolen. Now What?

When you receive a call from the bank about checks bouncing, or your spouse gets a collection call on a loan neither of you have, you may realize that you are most likely another identity theft statistic. Once you get past the shock, take action....

How to Help Protect Your Family’s Identity

The Risks of Identity Theft The risks of individual identity theft are well-known; life can be interrupted in fundamental ways when your personal information is stolen and exploited via theft and/or fraud. According to the Federal Trade Commission, around 9 million Americans have their identities...

What to do if your child’s identity is stolen

A Carnegie Mellon CyLab study (source) found that in 2011, over 42,000 minors had their identity stolen before they had even turned 18. Children are the perfect targets because they have a clean, blank credit file, and your 3-year-old is not going to check their...

A Recap of National Cyber Security Awareness Month

A Recap of National Cyber Security Awareness Month

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), celebrated every October, was created as a collaborative effort between industry and government to ensure all individuals have the information they need to stay safer and more secure online. Now in its 13th year, NCSAM seeks to create dialogue...

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Working Remotely

Cybersecurity Best Practices for Working Remotely

In a recent study from, 3.7 million employees work from home at least half the time. In fact, the ability to work remotely has grown by a whopping 103 percent since 2005. With working remotely trending towards the norm, it’s important for employees to...

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