In last week’s blog, we covered some of the major costs companies incur when employees have their personal data compromised. Today’s article will focus on four key steps human resources can take to prevent these costs by protecting their company’s greatest assets — their employees.
In the first blog of our human resources series, we covered a brief overview of the role HR representatives play in the protection of their employees’ personal data. Today’s article will focus on the types of costs companies incur when employees or clients have their private information compromised.
The damages aren’t as clear-cut as you might imagine, and the impact to your company’s bottom line can be devastating. Here are just a few examples of the wide-ranging costs your organization can suffer due to security breaches and the loss of sensitive data.
Interviewing prospective hires. Mitigating employee disputes. Analyzing job performances.
When you hear “human resources,” you likely think of some of the traditional responsibilities listed above. However, technology has significantly altered the role HR plays in any organization. This is especially true when it comes to the protection of employees’ personal data.
Earlier this week, cybersecurity firm UpGuard reported that cloud-based data storage from Alteryx, a data analytics firm, had left the personal information of 123 million Americans exposed. Alteryx is a partner of both Experian, the credit monitoring firm, and the U.S. Census Bureau. Although the Census data was already publicly available, when coupled with the sensitive Experian information, UpGuard raised concern that the exposed information could impact nearly every household in the country.
Our credit scores can determine more about our future than our education, salary, and connections. So, when creditors call demanding prompt payment, Americans are quick to action. The problem is, not every call you receive from a debt collector is legitimate; many of these calls are part of a scam called vishing.
Here’s what you need to know.
On-site meditation experts. Back massages on demand. Health insurance for your hamster.
When it comes to employee benefits, it seems like companies are willing to try anything. But, when it comes to attracting and retaining the top talent in your industry, it looks like identity theft protection will rank number one in 2018.
We have a lot on our minds over the holidays. Did we get gifts for everyone on our list? Whose family will we visit this year? Unfortunately, one thing we often don’t think about is how we can protect our privacy and identity. But, in today’s new reality, we must always be vigilant in protecting what matters most — especially this time of year.
Let’s look at a few ways we can stay safe while traveling and shopping this holiday season.
“It’s been a nightmare. My husband and I would have survived better had our house burned to the ground…or if we would have been robbed at gunpoint.”
This is what Minnesota-based Diane told “Today” when asked about the impact identity theft has had on her life. She went on to detail the pain this has caused her, from both a financial and emotional standpoint, and revealed that she believes her entire marriage crumbled as a result of the fraud perpetrated against her and her family.
Diane isn’t alone. Identity theft happens to millions of Americans annually, and that number has been increasing around 16 percent each year. Despite the overwhelming odds that our personal data may have already been stolen, many of us don’t know the first thing about identity theft.
Let’s change that by taking a closer look at what’s involved in the process.
Ali vs. Frazier. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. Balboa vs. Creed.
None of these famous bouts, fictional or real, come close to the fight internet users have in store for them if they hope to retain their privacy. Gary Kovacs once famously said that privacy “shouldn’t be the price we accept for just getting on the internet.” But for millions of Americans, this is a reality.
The time has come to change, and VPNs will likely play a critical role. Here’s why.
Time is measured in many ways, and more often than not, we are left wanting more if it, begging for it to slow down, and in the end, wondering where it all went. But there are also those times when we can’t wait for it to speed up — like when we fall victim to identity theft.
That’s because it creates a problem that can’t be solved overnight or even in a few weeks. On average, it can take between 100 and 200 hours and six months to fix. But in some cases, it can take thousands of hours and years to resolve fully.