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IRS Hard Drive Scandal Highlights Government Weaknesses

Information security is all about accountability. Keeping track of secure data gives individuals, businesses, and the government a responsibility to protect. Recently the secure hard drive destruction process within the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was compromised. The tables turned on the IRS,READ MORE >>

Recent Data Breaches Prove Value of Secure Hard Drive Shredding

We too often hear stories of a laptop or hard drive finding their way into the wrong hands. Once these confidential information-bearing devices get swiped from a non-secure area, trouble immediately starts boiling. Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), medical facilREAD MORE >>

Omaha's American National Bank branch got "Happy" in celebration of Mayor Jean Stother's newly initiated "Day of Happiness." Even DataShield made our way into the celebration (1:57). Watch Personal Banker Buddy Hogan play the part of Pharrell Williams in this vibrantly contagious music video: READ MORE >>

Top 2013 Data Breaches We Are Still Dealing With In 2014

The New Year started out rough in the data security world. Companies that uncovered data infringements continue to suffer long-term consequences that are taking months, likely years, to fix. Repercussions of the massive Target data breach from the end of 2013 continue to escalate. As one of the largREAD MORE >>

Resident Finds Confidential Documents in Apartment Dumpster

On March 12, residents of an Odessa, TX, apartment complex witnessed their worst fear: having their most private information exposed. Management of the apartment complex put their tenants at risk of identity theft by not taking secure measures to properly dispose of confidential documents. NewsWest READ MORE >>

Confidential Information Found On 30 Percent Of Recycled Computers

A recent study done in Australia by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) discovered 30 percent of recycled computers contain highly confidential personal information. NAID purchased 52 recycled computer hard drives from a variety of public-access purchasing sources, suchREAD MORE >>

5 Common Tax Scams That Lead To Identity Theft

It’s tax season, and for many people, that means a nice, big refund check. For others, it means getting scammed. In 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) initiated 1,492 identity theft related criminal investigations, an increase of 66 percent from 2012. Tax identity theft occurs when idREAD MORE >>

Why It’s Never A Good Idea To Sell Your Cell Phone

If you sell your old cell phone and it gets into the wrong hands, what would someone find? A list of log-in passwords nestled in a page on your notepad? An app for your bank with your user name and password automatically saved? Or maybe you have an attached email account with copies of pay stubs,READ MORE >>

Target Reveals 70 Million Affected By Security Breach, Offers Free Credit Protection

The massive Target data breach won’t be escaping people’s minds anytime soon. What began as a case of credit card hacking turned into much more when Target released that hackers have PIN numbers as well. The latest news shows that even more secure data may be exposed than initially expected. READ MORE >>

Avoid Identity Fraud By Not Giving Out Too Much Information

These days, you can’t escape a retailer unscathed. Some places ask for your phone number at checkout, others want your email address. The really intrusive ones want your ZIP code. In all of these cases, a simple “no thanks” is necessary, or you could be a victim of identity fraud. AccordREAD MORE >>

Shredding Documents: A New Year’s Resolution & Way To Say Goodbye to 2013

A New Year's Resolution Losing weight and quitting smoking are among the top New Year’s resolutions every year. When people commit themselves to getting healthy, they are really hoping to feel better. You may not think that shredding documents falls in the category of resolutions, but it will mREAD MORE >>

E-Waste Map Reveals Worldwide Impact Of Discarded Electronics

The organization “Solving the E-waste Problem” (StEP) recently released a report revealing the worldwide toll of discarded electronics. Electronics are constantly getting revamped and upgraded, and what do people do with their outdated device? Throw it away. In 2012, global sales of new eREAD MORE >>

Top 4 Ways To Avoid Curbside Identity Theft

Last week, WOWT reported the arrest of an Omaha woman who was sentenced to court for stealing financial information from mailboxes. Luckily she was caught before too much damage was done, but this curbside identity theft incident serves as a valuable wake-up call reminding residents the importance READ MORE >>

Omaha Woman Arrested For Stealing Financial Documents From Mailboxes

Omaha, NE, Dec. 4, 2013 - On Wednesday, Omaha woman Ashley Stewart was sentenced to court for stealing numerous financial documents from mailboxes. Steward was arrested in February for unrelated charges, and when police searched her home, they uncovered a binder of financial information stolen fREAD MORE >>

Data Security Problems Put Healthcare.gov Users At Risk

Heathcare.gov entered the world with a bang. After initial failures with the website’s debut, users became skeptical about the services. Even worse, these data security problems deter uninsured and under-insured visitors from meeting deadlines for coverage. Many of the initial website problemsREAD MORE >>

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