Thursday, June 9, 2016

Identity Theft

Identity theft of businesses, their customers and employees, is becoming more and more common as hackers seem to try to outdo each other. We hope you don't think that this won't happen to you, because you're just as likely to become a victim as any other business. No one is ever prepared for identity theft to happen to them, but now it's possible to do more to protect your business. In this week's articles, here are some things to consider.

Cyber thieves make millions every year by stealing identities -- and businesses aren't immune from the crime. (Item #1)   This article covers the various types of business data breaches, including ways to minimize your risks and -- if a breach has occurred -- how to respond. (Item #2)   Individual identity theft has received a lot of press in recent years, but what about the theft of a business' identity? (Item #3)

If you are a business owner, board member, or other key executive, you probably have greater exposure and risk from identity theft because your personal information, credit, and finances are closely intertwined with your business.  (Item #4) provides a list of the five best identity theft companies for business. (Item #5)   Due to a new IRS ruling, more employers are likely to provide data-breach monitoring and related services to employees. (Item #6)

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