3 Steps to Safe Guard Office Copier from Data Breach

Multi-function copy machines are essential to the success of any business—from making copies to scanning documents and even sending emails. But small business owners beware: office copy machines can also pose a security threat to staff or clients. “Sixty to 70 percent of leased digital copiers are remarketed,” Carmen Pitarra said. “In today’s data-driven world, information can be easily obtained …

4 Steps to Protect Customer Information

More fallout for the country’s second-largest health insurer, Anthem, after the company announced a massive data breach in early February potentially affecting 80 million of its customers. In Nebraska alone, more than 100,000 affected residents are being notified of the breach via mail. Experts now say the cyber-attack could be far worse than previous breaches affecting retail and home improvement …

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. According to the mobile marketing company LocalVox, 67 percent of …

Medical Identity Theft Affecting 1.84 Million U.S. Victims says Report

Consumer awareness lacking, as industry group is formed to address issue From www.healthcare-informatics.com by: John Gaspari Medical identity fraud has increased nearly 20 percent compared to the year before in the U.S., affecting an estimated 1.84 victims and having a total out-of-pocket medical costs incurred by medical identity theft victims to be $12.3 billion. Those are takeaways of the 2013 …

Is The Data Storage In Your Smartphone a Window into Your Life?

It seems as though every few months our smart phones are getting smarter and smarter. The ability to provide immediate information, an instant connection, or even mobile banking has provided a convenience that leaves us wondering how we ever managed without it. Though the technology is ever advancing and making our lives innumerably better, the abundance of information in a …

This Week in Identity Theft

At DataShield, we spend a lot of time talking about the dangers of identity theft — but even so, it’s often easy to forget that people have their identities stolen on a regular basis. As a reminder of the real-life dangers of identity theft, here are a few notable cases from around the country from just this past week: Candida …