Identity Theft

How Formal Cybersecurity Training Can Protect Data

How Formal Cybersecurity Training Can Protect Data

Hackers keep hacking and companies keep trying to fight them off. Florida is proposing a state wide rollout of cyber security awareness training for all IT and cyber security professionals on a yearly basis. Read on to find out what this proposal entails and how it would benefit you.

How does Facebook know who is in the picture I shared?

How does Facebook know who is in the picture I shared?

Ever posted a photo to Facebook and wondered how names of all the people in the photo were accurately suggested? Or, perhaps you are trying to understand the technology behind cars that can drive themselves? I’ll let you in on a little secret…

Saving Time, Money and Preventing Identity Theft – Part 4

Saving Time, Money and Preventing Identity Theft – Part 4

Each year millions of Americans are the victims of fraud or identity theft. In 1997 the Consumer Sentinel Network (CSN) was established to create a secure online database to track complaints filed with the FTC, state law enforcement agencies, and Federal agencies like the IRS and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Secure Personally Identifiable Information: Protect vs Redact

Many credit card databases contain information that is simply not needed and this information results in unwarranted risks. It is especially unwarranted because these credit card databases are getting probed all the time.

Even if all the information is needed, using redaction techniques like truncating a portion of the information may save customers from identity theft of personally identifiable information. Redaction would help protect the data but still make the database useful. Extract provides that service for our customers on a regular basis.