What is PII?


PII is the acronym for the term Personally Identifiable Information — any information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity and/or can be linked to an individual’s financial, educational, medical, or employment information. Obtaining PII by any means necessary is the goal of identity thieves and hackers, and it’s up to all of us to keep PII secure and out of their reach.

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Hacking Tops List of Americans’ Fears


Hacking — whether of credit card information, computers or smartphones — tops the list of crimes Americans worry about most, according to Gallup’s most recent annual crime poll conducted in mid-October.

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Maintaining Data Security at Your Business


What do Home Depot, Target, Nieman-Marcus and Michael’s have in common? Besides being major chain stores, all four suffered serious data breaches in the recent past that jeopardized their customers’ credit card information and brought tons of unwanted negative publicity in the media. If large, well-resourced corporations like these can fall victim to data breach, what chance does a small business like yours have in fighting off cyber criminals and identity thieves? You might be surprised!

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The Cost of a Data Breach


Calculating the financial cost of a data breach is tricky, but two recent studies shed some light on the subject from a banking perspective.

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Is Your Website Too Small to Hack?


As a small business owner, you may have heard that you are more likely to be targeted by online hackers and identity thieves than larger businesses and corporations. The statistics are hard to argue with, but maybe you still think your business website is “too small to hack.” Think again!

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