Archive for August, 2018

Fake Hotel Bookings: How to Minimize Risk

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Online hotel bookings happen every day.  More and more consumers are utilizing the web to reserve their hotel accommodations.   But what if you arrived, only to find you had no reservation despite the charge to your card? Travel fraud is on the rise, with recent estimates as high as 25% of consumers being scammed.  Cybercriminals […]

Data Breaches Can Cost Big Money

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

The largest ever recorded data breach class action lawsuit was settled against Anthem this week. California US District Judge Lucy Koh has approved a $115 million settlement. Anthem reached the deal June 23 without admitting any wrongdoing. The data breach affected 79 million Anthem members, exposing their social security numbers, names, date of birth, addresses […]

CCPA Compliance

Monday, August 13th, 2018

What does CCPA Compliance mean for your business? The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), a consumer privacy law that establishes guidelines on collecting personal information and post-data-acquisition usage goes into effect January 1, 2020. The new law will apply to any business that operates in California and has annual gross revenues in excess […]

Small Businesses Held Accountable for Data Breaches

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Everyone hears about big the big data breaches, the ones involving retail giants or healthcare companies. Not as many people pay attention to smaller data breaches, however, despite the fact that there are a lot of vulnerable small businesses out there. Take two recent cases. The first involved Unixiz, a small business that ran a […]