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11/03/2017

Identity Protection’s Most Powerful Feature… Building Trust

By Laura Bruck in Partnering with EZShield Trust (n.): a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. It’s a familiar concept that’s often underestimated. Trust is a catalyst for change and the foundation for strong relationships. It guides us in our daily lives, but most importantly, it dictates who…

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10/20/2017

The Dark Web & What It Means to Your Identity

By Laura Bruck, EZShield Whether you’re an expert or know nothing about it, something in our brain rightfully associates the term “Dark Web” with criminal activity. The Dark Web can be a scary place. It’s home to thousands of Web pages used to facilitate virtually any illegal activity you could imagine. But, it’s not that…

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06/16/2017

Synthetic IDs: Identity Theft … Without Your Full Identity

It’s called synthetic identity theft. Whether by a phishing scam, data breach, hack or physical theft, your information becomes compromised and falls into the wrong hands. Criminals use this stolen information to mix and match names, birthdays, Social Security numbers and addresses with other fabricated information to create synthetic IDs. Once the synthetic identity is made,…

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04/19/2017

Combating Ransomware: Back Up, Patch Up, Catch Up

By Eugene Bekker, Chief Security Officer, EZShield Ransomware, the computer malware designed to hold your devices and files ransom, can pose a huge threat to your company. Once a device is infected, it only takes a few seconds for a ransom note to display —demanding payment in exchange for a key to unlock your system….

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02/23/2017

Public Information Threatens Your Business Security

By John Burcham, EZShield Is your business more public than you think? In this overwhelmingly information-rich world, the answer is a definite yes. And if it’s public information, it has every legal right to carry on. Among social media platforms, review sites, consumer blogs, industry forums and business search databases, there’s a good chance that…

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02/09/2017

Is IoT Opening Up Your Business to Cyberattacks?

By Laura Bruck Finding solutions to help your company run smoother and faster is what you do as a business owner. Since the Internet of Things (IoT) (aka “smart” devices) assist with efficiency, it’s likely that these devices have a regular role in your business. As of 2016, 65 percent of U.S. businesses use IoT…

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01/12/2017

IoT Technology: Convenience at the Cost of Security

by John Burcham The term “Internet of Things” (IoT) was introduced to the world by Kevin Ashton in 1999 as merely the title of a business presentation. Today, the term is used to describe a vast network of people and things — “smart devices” like cars, home control systems, wireless printers, gaming consoles, etc. —…

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