Whether we're talking about college kids coming home for a few months or simple relocation, there's nothing relaxing about a move -- or simple. Get it wrong, and you become vulnerable to identity theft and other forms of fraud.
Political campaigns are usually on tight budgets and are much more focused on campaign mechanics than cybersecurity, which to them feels like something outside their realm of expertise, so they spend little time thinking about what's happening to their data.
There are serious correlations and similarities between smuggling alcohol, piracy in any form -- whether it is the real life bad guys on ghost ships in the seas or digital pirates who download stuff off the internet thinking it's all free while some artist starves to death.
The best intentions can't really stop these guys, but adopting a best-practices approach to data security can make your online world more secure. Here are some of the things you can do in 2016 to help avoid the living hell of identity theft and other identity-related crimes.
In 2015, somewhere in the neighborhood of 1 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be purchased, an increase of 60 percent over the previous year. There will be 10 billion IoT devices connected to the Internet this year.
Consumer vulnerabilities affect everyone -- financial institutions and retailers who must bear the cost, small businesses whose reputations' suffer if their consumers are affected by fraud, and most importantly, working class Americans who have to bear these consequences firsthand.
How can your company learn from the U.S. Secret Service's mistakes? Start by developing basic information security guidelines with respect to who can access sensitive data (such as personnel files or other confidential data) within your organization.
We live in a time when databases have started to include a terrifying amount of extremely intimate information about illnesses, diagnoses, treatments and health issues that nobody should have to fear might become reading material for criminals or their customers.