It’s that time of year again when you load up the car and head for the horizon to enjoy family vacations or road trips with friends. In fact, more than 35% of Americans took a road trip or family vacation of more than 50 miles in 20161.
It’s that time of year again when ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ rings throughout college campuses and new college graduates scramble to find jobs in their selective career fields. As job searches become even more reliant on online methods, the risk for identity theft increases substantially.
We all know the feeling. You have just found the perfect new car, in your price range, with all the features on your wish list. However, the day is just beginning as the next few hours will be spent negotiating with the dealership and signing dozens of documents to complete the financing and transaction.
It seems like each day a new major company or organization is the victim of a data breach, costing thousands or more in damages. With many breaches developing as the result of human error in security protocols, it seems as though the question is not “if” a breach will occur, but rather “when”.
It seems like every day there is a new organization that has fallen victim to a cyber security breach, compromising millions of personal records. As each breach becomes more complex than the rest, it becomes even more important to have solutions in place to help protect against these attacks. In an effort to combat breaches, individual states have begun to enact regulations to for threat prevention with New York becoming the latest, effective January 1, 2017. Our participants’ security is our top priority at InfoArmor®, so many of the regulation requirements that are being put in place by various states, have already been implemented at InfoArmor.
As we all prepare for another trip around the sun in 2017, the age old tradition of making New Year’s resolutions is brought to the forefront of daily life. While some will hold to their resolutions for the entire year, others for just a few days, it is important to consider your cyber security practices as we head into the new year.
Another year has come and gone and once again we are in the midst of the busiest shopping season of the year, kicked off with last week’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday. While millions of Americans will continue to search for the best deals and on holiday shopping, identity thieves are also on the prowl for new victims. With the rise in participation on Cyber Monday, identity thieves have found new ways attract victims.
It’s everywhere. From buying a car or house to earning miles to be used on airlines or cruise ships, credit has become a part of everyday life. While most reward offers have a tagline of “upon approved credit” and limit the best offers to those with only the upper tier of credit scores, it is important to know what your credit score is and means and how it can be improved and maintained.
Social Media is a great way to connect with friends and family, but it also comes with its fair share of risks – from cyber-bullying to fraud, the social media landscape can expose you and your family to risk. InfoArmor is proud to offer a robust solution to help manage and monitor your family’s social presence and experience. SocialArmor® monitors social media profiles, providing you with key word alerts based on explicit content, violence or potentially damaging situations. Today, keeping tabs on your online reputation is just as important for adults and college-aged teens as it is for young children. In-fact, its reported that 1 in 10 job applicants were denied from a position because of something that the employer found on their Facebook page2. For younger people, bullying is a problem as over half of adolescents have been bullied online and 11% of adolescents and teens have reported having embarrassing or damaging photographs taken without their consent1.