Identity theft: How to check if your ID has been stolen

Identity theft is a serious and unnerving crime. You could be a victim of it for some time without realizing, after which you might be left with troubling financial, or even legal, repercussions. What’s more, identity theft can take several forms—from credit card cloning to online account hacking. Therefore, exploring the best identity theft protection is a wise move. If …

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The success of identity technologies depends on diversity

Our digital identity holds a lot of power; it is an extension of who we are. Think about how often we use our identity documents every day to prove that we are who we say we are – to shopkeepers, doctors, employers, and banks, to name just a few. Our identities will be at the forefront of the economic recovery …

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What do identity theft protection services do?

Having your identity stolen can be crippling. Identity theft can wreak havoc on your financial situation, as thieves are able to ruin your credit score and even claim money that you’re entitled to. An top of that, knowing that someone else has your personal information takes an emotional toll. Many victims of identity theft report feeling anxious or stressed, even …

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Identity theft insurance: is it right for you?

Choosing a new insurance policy may not seem like the most glamorous way to spend your time, but neither is wasting dozens of hours and potentially thousands of dollars repairing the damage inflicted by identity thieves. As a small business owner, you may believe your company doesn’t deal in the vast sums of money that would make you an attractive …

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Identity theft: What to do if the worst happens

Business owners are constantly hearing about the threat of identity theft, but would you know what to do if you were a victim? Would you feel confident you could act swiftly to minimize any damage? For many entrepreneurs, the answer is no. According to Javelin’s 2020 Identity Fraud Survey, this type of crime affected 13 million American consumers during 2019, …

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Identity theft: How to prevent it happening to your business

It is vital to know how to protect your business and employees in a digital world that regularly provides new avenues of exploitation for criminals. Given that pandemic-hit 2020 saw cases of identity theft double in the USA alone—with nearly 1.4 million cases identified by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)—the risk to businesses is clear. In this article, we’ll outline …

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Identity theft: What it is, and how it can affect your business

If you’re a business owner, you’re no doubt concerned about any threat to your data and that of your customers, with identity theft being one of the most dangerous forms of cybercrime.  In fact, identity theft has become so prevalent that it now affects approximately one in 20 Americans every year, according to Javelin’s 2020 Identity Fraud Survey. But even …

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Securing IT systems in the hybrid workplace with identity governance

The current reality of massive remote work began as a pandemic-induced necessity, but what most thought would be a short-term stopgap has become the current norm. And that’s not entirely a bad thing. I’m sure most workers don’t miss commutes or traffic, and enjoy the extra sleep and being able to take a conference call in their pajamas. As organizations …

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Understanding digital identity as critical national infrastructure

When the Government of the United Kingdom announced ambitious plans for digital identity last year, it signified a transition that has countries around the world adapting to an increasingly digital and global society. By 2018, The World Bank was reporting that over 80 percent of countries with a national identity program have a digital element: Digital identity as a foundational …

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