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Coronavirus Used for Cyber-Attacks

Coronavirus Used for Cyber-Attacks

[Author: Pratum, 05.2020 | Keywords: Cybersecurity, COVID-19] The Coronavirus has now reached every continent, except Antarctica. There are over 2.1 million cases worldwide, with 137,061 deaths reported at the time of this article being published. Like any major news event, cybercriminals are finding new ways to use the fear surrounding the infection to attack victims… Read More »

Employee Responsibilities in Information Security

Employee Responsibilities in Information Security

[Author: Pratum, 03.2020 | Keywords: Cyber Security, Information Security, Business Operations] When most people talk about developing an information security program, they are referring to the administrative, physical or technical controls used to protect information. While no information security program can be effective without them, there is one key element that is often underestimated: the… Read More »

Is Your Customer Data Vulnerable to Identity Theft? Threats from Employees & Hackers Alike are Your Responsibility and Must Be Controlled

[Source: Eric Stiles, Construction Equipment Distribution, 2014 | Keywords: Business, Operations, Identity Theft] A finance officer at a financial institution was let go due to poor performance. Before the employee had been terminated, the worker used the company’s computers to access customer account information such as names, social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and home addresses. The… Read More »

Is Your Customer Data Vulnerable to Identity Theft? Threats from Employees & Hackers Alike are Your Responsibility and Must Be Controlled

[Author: Eric Stiles/Source: Construction Equipment Distribution, 08.2014 | Keywords: Business, Operations, Identity Theft] A finance officer at a financial institution was let go due to poor performance. Before the employee had been terminated, the worker used the company’s computers to access customer account information such as names, social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and home addresses…. Read More »

Better Business Bureau – Advertising Requirements, 3-Day Cooling Off Rule

[Author: Tom Junge, Iowa Field Director, 2002; R-2013 | Keywords: Business, Operations, Advertising] Recently, a dealer showed me a letter he had received from the Better Business Bureau regarding an advertisement that he had placed in a newspaper. This ad promoted zero percent interest for two years on used combines. The letter from the Better Business Bureau… Read More »

Federal Law Requires Dealers to Properly Dispose of Consumer Info

[2005; R-2013 | Keywords: Business, Operations, Consumer Information] In order to protect against the growing problem of “dumpster diving” and the resulting identity theft and other consumer fraud, all dealers will be required to properly dispose of certain consumer information they maintain or possess, including credit reports regarding individual customers, and even the results of… Read More »