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Welcome to The Fraudian Slip, the Identity Theft Resource Center’s (ITRC) podcast, where we talk about all-things identity compromise, crime and fraud that impact people and businesses. Joining us to talk about how you can protect yourself and your holiday haul from the Grinches that want to steal little Cindy Lou Who’s gifts and roast beast, is Julie Fergerson, the CEO of the Merchant Risk Council and the ITRC’s own CEO Eva Velasquez. Read the full transcript: https://idtheft.center/TheFraudianSlipMRC Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Nov 19

19 min 42 sec

Welcome to the Identity Theft Resource Center’s (ITRC) Weekly Breach Breakdown for November 12, 2021. Our podcast is possible thanks to support from Experian. Each week, we look at the most recent events and trends related to data security and privacy. This week we explore a theoretical question: which would you rather be – a drug trafficker in 1992 or one of the ransomware operators in 2021. Don’t answer just yet because we are going to do the math. Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Nov 12

5 min 8 sec

Welcome to the Identity Theft Resource Center’s Weekly Breach Breakdown for November 5th, 2021. Our podcast today is possible thanks to support from Experian. Each week we look at the most recent events and trends related to data security and privacy. Last week we focused on the findings from the ITRC’s inaugural Business Aftermath Report that shows how small businesses, including solopreneurs, are impacted by data & security compromises. In the entertainment business, the saying goes that there are no small parts, only small actors. Learn more: idtheft.center/2021BusinessAftermathReport Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Nov 5

5 min 18 sec

Welcome to the Identity Theft Resource Center’s Weekly Breach Breakdown for October 29th, 2021. Our podcast today is possible thanks to support from Experian. Each week we look at the most recent events and trends related to data security and privacy. And since this is the last business day of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we’re going to focus on the latest ITRC report – our Business Aftermath Report - on how small businesses, including solopreneurs are impacted by data & security compromises. Learn more: https://idtheft.center/2021BusinessAftermathReport Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Oct 29

5 min 15 sec

Welcome to The Fraudian Slip, the Identity Theft Resource Center’s (ITRC) podcast, where we talk about all-things identity compromise, crime and fraud that impact people and businesses. Joining us to talk about cyberattack events and how you can protect your business, your family, and yourself is the ITRC’s CEO Eva Velasquez and Zarmeena Waseem, Director of Cyber Education at the National Cyber Security Alliance. Read the full transcript: https://idtheft.center/TheFraudianSlipNCSA Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Oct 22

24 min 22 sec

Each week we look at the most recent events and trends related to data security and privacy. Today, though, we turn to a different classic for inspiration – Bob Dylan - in honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This is time each year when we focus on protecting ourselves and others from the wide variety of identity attacks. That’s why we’re calling today’s episode: The crimes, they are a changin'. Our podcast today is possible thanks to support from Experian. Learn more at https://www.idtheftcenter.org/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Oct 15

4 min 30 sec

Each week we look at the most recent events and trends related to data security and privacy. This week we’re going to look at the data breach trends for the third quarter of 2021 and we’re going to talk about a congressional hearing this week. That’s why we’re calling this episode – The ITRC Goes to Washington. Our podcast today is possible thanks to support from Experian. Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Oct 8

4 min 54 sec

Welcome to the Identity Theft Resource Center’s Weekly Breach Breakdown for October 1st, 2021. Each week we take a look at the most recent events and trends related to data security and privacy. Our podcast today is possible thanks to support from Experian. Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Oct 1

5 min 13 sec

Welcome to the Identity Theft Resource Center’s Weekly Breach Breakdown for September 24th, 2021. Each week we take a look at the most recent events and trends related to data security and privacy. This week we’re going to revisit a favorite topic that’s been in the news lately - passwords. Our podcast today is possible thanks to support from Experian. Read the full transcript: https://idtheft.center/PasswordlessFuture Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Sep 24

4 min 45 sec

Welcome to The Fraudian Slip, the Identity Theft Resource Center’s (ITRC) podcast, where we talk about all-things identity compromise, crime and fraud that impact people and businesses.  Why should you freeze your credit? This month, September, we look at one of the most powerful weapons we have in the fight against identity crimes (one of the most under-utilized tools in our arsenal) and why it’s so important. We are talking about credit freezes. Helping us explore the conundrum of credit freezes is the ITRC’s CEO Eva Velasquez and Tom O’Malley, a former federal prosecutor who has taken his experience as a victim of identity theft and turned it into Frozen Pii, a service devoted to making it easy to protect yourself with a credit freeze. Share: https://idtheft.center/FrozenPiiPodcast Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Sep 17

28 min 5 sec

Welcome to the Identity Theft Resource Center’s Weekly Breach Breakdown for September 10th, 2021. Each week we take a look at the most recent events and trends related to data security and privacy. This week, we’re going to talk about a data breach involving children and the special risks that are created when a child’s personal information is exposed. Our podcast today is possible thanks to support from Experian. Read the full transcript here: https://idtheft.center/WBBS2E27 Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Sep 10

4 min 42 sec

Welcome to the Identity Theft Resource Center’s Weekly Breach Breakdown for September 3rd, 2021. Each week we look at the most recent events and trends related to #datasecurity and #privacy. Last week we talked about what it takes to file a successful lawsuit after a data breach. This week we’re talking about what to do when your personal information has been exposed and you receive a breach notice and later when you get a notice after a data breach lawsuit has been settled. Our podcast today is possible thanks to support from Experian. Read the full transcript here: https://idtheft.center/DataBreachNotice Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Sep 3

4 min 27 sec

Welcome to the Identity Theft Resource Center’s Weekly Breach Breakdown for August 27th, 2021. Each week we look at the most recent events and trends related to data security and privacy. Today we’re going to dive into a subject we haven’t really explored before and for good reason; the legal concept of standing and what recent court rulings mean when it comes to the ability for data breach victims to sue for damages in federal courts. Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Aug 27

4 min 47 sec

Welcome to the Identity Theft Resource Center’s Weekly Breach Breakdown for August 20th, 2021. Each week we look at the most recent events and trends related to data security and privacy. Today we’re going to talk about what is one of the most significant data breaches so far this year, T-Mobile, and what you should do in response even if you are not impacted by it. Our podcast today is possible thanks to support from Experian and Abine. For the full transcript: https://idtheft.center/TMobileBreachSteps Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Aug 19

5 min 25 sec

Welcome to The Fraudian Slip, the Identity Theft Resource Center’s (ITRC) podcast where we talk about all-things identity compromise, crime and fraud that impact people and businesses.  This month, August, we look at the ever-changing landscape surrounding personal privacy, particularly protecting your privacy online in an economy fueled by personal data. Helping us to navigate the troubled waters of online privacy is the ITRC’s CEO Eva Velasquez and Rob Shavell, Co-Founder and CEO of Abine, an online privacy company that makes tools for consumers that control what personal information companies, third parties, and other people see about them online. Read the full transcript: https://www.idtheftcenter.org/the-fraudian-slip-podcast-abine-protecting-your-privacy-online Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Aug 13

18 min 40 sec

Each week we look at the most recent events and trends related to data security and privacy. Today we’re going to talk about the ever-increasing cost of data breaches including direct costs to businesses that are breached and the indirect expenses to consumers who are the ultimate victim of the breaches. Mark Twain once wrote the “the cost of living hasn’t effected its popularity.” The same can be said of data breaches. Our podcast today is possible thanks to support from Experian and Abine. For the full transcript: https://idtheftcenter.podsite.io/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Aug 6

4 min 39 sec

Each week we look at the most recent events and trends related to data security and privacy. Today we’re going to talk about one the primary causes of cyberattacks that lead to data compromises – known, but unpatched software flaws. Our podcast today is possible thanks to support from Experian and Sentilink. Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Jul 30

4 min 7 sec

Each week we look at the most recent events and trends related to data security and privacy. On our last episode we talked about the dramatic rise in data compromises so far this year. Today we’re going to talk about the one-year anniversary of the state law that gives consumers a way to push back against data breaches – the California Consumer Privacy Act or CCPA. Our podcast today is possible thanks to support from Experian and Sentilink. Learn more about the CCPA: https://www.idtheftcenter.org/california-consumer-privacy-act-ccpa-goes-into-effect/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Jul 23

3 min 58 sec

This month, July, we will look deeper into an issue that has dominated news headlines – unemployment identity fraud – and frustrated hundreds of thousands of identity crime victims. We are talking about the unprecedented levels of identity fraud that we have seen during the pandemic as people applied for various government benefits – ranging from unemployment benefits to small business loans. Helping us explore the murky world of identity fraud is Eva Velasquez, president and CEO of the ITRC, and Naftali Harris, Co-Founder and CEO of SentiLink, a company that helps businesses reduce identity-related fraud. Read the full transcript here: https://www.idtheftcenter.org/what-we-have-learned-about-unemployment-identity-fraud-after-the-money-was-stolen/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Jul 16

23 min 31 sec

Each week we look at the most recent events and trends related to data security and privacy. This week we’re going to look at the data breach trends for the second quarter of this year and what they tell us about how we may end 2021. The Weekly Breach Breakdown is possible thanks to the support of Experian. Download the First-Half 2021 Data Breach Analysis here: https://idtheft.center/2021H1DataBreaches Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Jul 9

4 min 52 sec

Each week we look at the most recent events and trends related to data security and privacy. This week we’re going to talk about those annoying cookie preference notices that pop up when you visit a website. The Weekly Breach Breakdown is possible thanks to the support of Experian. Learn more about ITRC's new data breach dashboard here: notified.idtheftcenter.org/s/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Jul 2

4 min 19 sec

This week we’re going to look into some new research that tackles an issue we’ve been pondering at the ITRC for a while now: What do people do when they receive a data breach notice? Most people don’t know how many times they have been breached and even when they learn their information is in the wild, they don’t do much about it. If you think you have been the victim of an identity crime or a data breach and you need help figuring out what to do next. You can speak with an expert advisor on the phone, chat live on the web, or exchange emails during our normal business hours. Just visit www.idtheftcenter.org The Weekly Breach Breakdown is possible thanks to the support of Experian. Learn more about ITRC's new data breach dashboard here: notified.idtheftcenter.org/s/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Jun 25

4 min 24 sec

On this month’s Fraudian Slip podcast, we’re going to dig into a trend that is impacting consumers, businesses, government agencies and other institutions. That trend is the steady growth of cybercriminals using stolen information to commit identity fraud. Helping us to make sense of how to prevent identity fraud is the ITRC’s CEO Eva Velasquez and Haywood J. “Woody” Talcove, CEO of LexisNexis Special Services, a leader provider of information used to mitigate risks. Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Jun 18

22 min 18 sec

This week we’re going to talk about how your parents, grandparents, and teachers were wrong when you were young at least when it comes to cybersecurity. Sharing is definitely not caring especially when you’re forced to give up a piece of your internet bandwidth to your neighbors. We're talking about Amazon's new mesh network known as #Sidewalk. The Weekly Breach Breakdown is possible thanks to the support of Experian. Learn more about ITRC's new data breach dashboard here: notified.idtheftcenter.org/s/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Jun 11

5 min 16 sec

Each week we look at the most recent events and trends related to data security and privacy. This week we’re going to talk about an emerging threat to data security…and by default, personal information…that most people are unaware it even exists. It’s part of the alphabet soup of tech terms that can seem like a cure for insomnia. Learn more about ITRC's new data breach dashboard here: notified.idtheftcenter.org/s/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Jun 4

4 min 47 sec

Each week we look at the most recent events and trends related to data security and privacy. Most weeks we focus on some threat to privacy or a new cybersecurity risk. This week, we going to focus on something unusual – solutions to the seemingly endless race against cybercriminals. Read more here: https://www.idtheftcenter.org/new-cybersecurity-executive-order-aims-to-improve-the-level-of-security-for-everyone/ Learn more about ITRC's new data breach dashboard here: notified.idtheftcenter.org/s/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

May 28

5 min 35 sec

On this month’s Fraudian Slip podcast, we are talking about the evolution of privacy, data minimization, and their impact on consumers. Joining us today to talk about these issues is the ITRC’s CEO Eva Velasquez and Rick Davis, Sr. Vice President & Chief Privacy Officer for Synchrony, one of the leading financial services companies based in the US. Read more: https://www.idtheftcenter.org/the-evolution-of-privacy-and-consumers-rights-to-access-data/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

May 21

24 min 14 sec

Each week we take a look at the most recent and interesting events and trends related to data security and privacy. We’re calling this week’s episode “Too Fast, Too Furious” because of the pace, scope, and impact of identity compromising events over the past 45 days – some of which are still ongoing. Learn more about ITRC's new data breach dashboard here: notified.idtheftcenter.org/s/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

May 14

4 min 46 sec

Each week we take a look at the most recent and interesting events and trends related to data security and privacy. This week we’re going to focus on the seismic event that happened in the data privacy world earlier this week. Learn more about ITRC's new data breach dashboard here: notified.idtheftcenter.org/s/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Apr 29

5 min 7 sec

Each week we take a look at the most recent and interesting events and trends related to data security and privacy. In the movie version of The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy Gale of Kansas, along with the Scarecrow and Tin Man are following the Yellow Brick Road through a dark and scary forest on their way to the Emerald City. They fear that wild animals are present as they chant: Lions! And Tigers! And Bears! Oh, My! Apply that principle to data security, and you get the title of today’s episode - “Data Breaches! Exposures! Leaks! Oh, My! Learn more about ITRC's new data breach dashboard here: notified.idtheftcenter.org/s/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Apr 23

4 min 58 sec

For April, we’re going to talk about one of the hottest topics in the world of cybersecurity, privacy, and identity. Namely, the shift from what we think of as traditional identity theft to what is increasingly more common today – identity-based fraud. This week we celebrated Identity Management Day to raise awareness of the importance of identity management, of securing digital identities, and sharing best practices to help organizations and consumers…Be Identity Smart. Joining us today to talk about these issues is the ITRC’s CEO Eva Velasquez and Julie Smith. Julie is the Executive Director of the Identity Defined Security Alliance, the organization that hosted Identity Management Day. Learn more: https://idtheft.center/IDMgmtDay2021 Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Apr 16

24 min 25 sec

Each week we take a look at the most recent and interesting events and trends related to data security and privacy. President Harry Truman once said that if you put all the government experts in a straight line, they’d point in all directions. That might be a good title for this week’s episode where we look at the data compromise and cybersecurity trends for the first quarter of 2021. Learn more about ITRC's new data breach dashboard here: notified.idtheftcenter.org/s/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Apr 8

4 min 39 sec

Each week we take a look at the most recent and interesting events and trends related to data security and privacy. Last week we talked about the FBI’s most recent cybercrime report that shows an exponential increase in cybercrime and the losses associate with it. Today, we’re going to talk about how you can assess what that really means for you or your business. Learn more about ITRC's new data breach dashboard here: notified.idtheftcenter.org/s/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Apr 2

4 min 53 sec

Each week we take a look at the most recent and interesting events and trends related to data security and privacy. Today we’re going to take a stroll through the FBI’s annual report on cybercrime. It’s been 21 years since the Bureau’s Internet Crime Complaint Center or IC3 was formed to track cyber-crime. Read more: https://www.idtheftcenter.org/fbi-report-shows-a-sharp-cybercrime-increase-over-the-last-five-years/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Mar 26

4 min 36 sec

Each week we take a look at the most recent and interesting events and trends related to data security and privacy. Back in the early days of infomercials, there would invariably come a point in a television ad selling the latest knife or blender when the person making the pitch would stop, look earnestly into the camera…and shout, “but wait- there’s more!” And that’s the title of our episode today where we look at the latest changes to the California Consumer Privacy Act or CCPA and update you on a major data breach from 2019. Learn more about the CCPA here: http://idtheft.center/PrivacyAct Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Mar 19

4 min 18 sec

Each week we take a look at the most recent and interesting events and trends related to data security and privacy. Today, we’re going to talk about the challenges of doing just that – protecting data. The title to this week’s episode is: Don’t shoot the messenger. Yet, this is the position where many businesses find themselves now as they are sending out data breach notices to customers – even though they did not cause the problem. A vendor did... Learn more about ITRC's new data breach dashboard here: notified.idtheftcenter.org/s/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Mar 12

5 min 29 sec

This month, March, we will explore one of the key issues at the root of the tsunami of fraudulent unemployment benefit claims prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The level of benefit fraud has gone from truly unprecedented to staggering. ID.me CEO, Blake Hall, tells the Identity Theft Resource Center® on the monthly “The Fraudian Slip” podcast that unemployment benefits fraud could top $200 billion. Blake Hall is the Founder and CEO of ID.me, the next-generation digital identity network that simplifies how individuals securely prove their identity online. Consumers can verify their identity with ID.me once and seamlessly login to more than 400 leading brands without creating a new password and verifying their identity again. Government agencies, healthcare organizations, financial institutions, and retailers use ID.me to verify the identity of customers. Blake was named CEO of the Year for 2019 by One World Identity. Prior to founding ID.me. Learn more: www.idtheftcenter.org/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Mar 4

26 min 19 sec

Each week we take a look at the most recent and interesting events and trends related to data security and privacy. This week we’re going to focus on state laws that are fundamentally changing the legal and regulatory landscape across the country. Under the new Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), consumers will have the right to access personal data that a business collects and uses about them and correct inaccuracies in that data. Learn more about ITRC's new data breach dashboard here: notified.idtheftcenter.org/s/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Feb 26

4 min 51 sec

Each week we take a look at the most recent and interesting events and trends related to data security and privacy. This week we’re going to talk less about security and more about privacy, specifically about major changes that are about to happen to mobile device privacy and how that relates to our travels around the Internet. Learn more about ITRC's new data breach dashboard here: notified.idtheftcenter.org/s/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Feb 19

5 min 18 sec

Each week we take a look at the most recent and interesting events and trends related to data security and privacy. This week we’re going to talk about what seems to be your average cybercriminals favorite pastime – phishing. Our newly released annual data breach analysis pointed out that 62% of cyberattacks that led to data breaches in 2020 involved phishing and ransomware. Download a copy of the ITRC's 2020 Data Breach Report here: notified.idtheftcenter.org/s/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Feb 12

4 min 30 sec

By the end of the 3rd quarter in 2020, more than 3 million people already had contacted the FTC. Of them, 916,215 reports – 30% of the total number of reports – concerned with identity theft. The FTC and the ITRC have both seen growing numbers of people reporting identity theft involving unemployment benefits, government stimulus checks, and other COVID-19-related areas. So what does all this mean for consumers? Joining us today to talk about these issues is the ITRC’s CEO Eva Velasquez and Shameka Walker, the Identity Theft Program Manager from the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC. Now’s a great time for this conversation because the first week of February is Identity Theft Awareness Week. Visit: http://ftc.gov/IDtheftweek Learn more: www.idtheftcenter.org/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Feb 5

25 min 14 sec

Each week we take a look at the most recent and interesting events and trends related to data security and privacy. This week is a replay from our webinar on Data Privacy Day, hosted by our partner the National Cybersecurity Alliance, where we revealed our new 2020 Data Breach Report including the top trends in cyberattacks. Download a copy of the ITRC's 2020 Data Breach Report here: notified.idtheftcenter.org/s/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Jan 29

11 min 48 sec

Each week we take a look at the most recent and interesting events and trends related to data security and privacy. Here, we are interested in the trends that impact consumers and businesses when it comes to data privacy and security. And the first major report on those topics concludes that ransomware is now the single biggest cyber threat to businesses based on what happened last year. And if it’s a threat to businesses, it’s a threat to consumers. For a comprehensive look at data breaches in the U.S., check out the ITRC's data breach dashboard, Notified: notified.idtheftcenter.org/s/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Jan 22

5 min 2 sec

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every aspect of everyday life and one of the first changes in 2020 was the delay in the traditional income tax filing date. Soon thereafter millions of out-of-work Americans began to receive enhanced unemployment benefits and special small business loans. This caused an unprecedented spike in unemployment benefits fraud and what we now forsee will also impact the 2021 tax season. Host: James Lee, ITRC COO Guests: Jim Robnett, Deputy Chief of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division and Eva Velasquez, ITRC CEO Make sure to subscribe to future episodes! Check out our website: www.idtheftcenter.org/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Jan 15

31 min 51 sec

Each week we take a look at the most recent and interesting events and trends related to data security and privacy. One of the trends that the ITRC has identified, and will explore in report this Spring, is the rise in the number of repeat data breaches, even as the overall number of data events is declining. And that leads us to the title of this week’s episode – Second verse, same as the first. For a comprehensive look at data breaches in the U.S., check out the ITRC's data breach dashboard, Notified: notified.idtheftcenter.org/s/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Jan 8

4 min 43 sec

This week we learned that a highly sophisticated attack was launched by threat actors believed to be affiliated with Russia’s state security service. The event that has turned the cybersecurity community on its head involves two of the largest and most widely used tech companies – FireEye, a cybersecurity provider – and SolarWinds – a software company. If you have questions about how to protect your information from data breaches and data exposures, visit www.idtheftcenter.org where you’ll find helpful tips on this and many other topics. For a comprehensive look at data breaches in the U.S., check out the ITRC's data breach dashboard, Notified: notified.idtheftcenter.org/s/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Dec 2020

5 min 50 sec

Each Friday we take a look at the most recent and interesting data events. This week, we’re going to look at one of the behaviors that is increasingly at the foundation of many, if not most, data compromises in 2020. If you have questions about how to upgrade your password to protect your information from data breaches and data exposures, visit https://www.idtheftcenter.org/itrc-blogs/ where you’ll find helpful tips on this and many other topics. For a comprehensive look at data breaches in the U.S., check out the ITRC's data breach dashboard, Notified: notified.idtheftcenter.org/s/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Dec 2020

5 min 58 sec

The Fraudian Slip Podcast by ITRC - 2020 Holiday Shopping Season & COVID-19 - SMB Edition Host: James Lee, ITRC COO Guests: Gleb Reznik, CISO of Synchrony Financial and Eva Velasquez, ITRC CEO Thieves go where the money is…which means there are lots of opportunities for bad actors to take advantage of consumers and businesses during the shopping season. We’re focusing on what will be certainly one of the most unusual holiday shopping seasons thanks to the dramatic shifts in online transactions prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Make sure to subscribe to future episodes! Check out our website: www.idtheftcenter.org/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter Synchrony is a proud financial sponsor of the Identity Theft Resource Center.

Dec 2020

9 min 11 sec

The Fraudian Slip Podcast by ITRC - 2020 Holiday Shopping Season & COVID-19 - Consumer Edition Host: James Lee, ITRC COO Guests: Gleb Reznik, CISO of Synchrony Financial and Eva Velasquez, ITRC CEO Thieves go where the money is…which means there are lots of opportunities for bad actors to take advantage of consumers and businesses during the shopping season. We’re focusing on what will be certainly one of the most unusual holiday shopping seasons thanks to the dramatic shifts in online transactions prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Make sure to subscribe to future episodes! Check out our website: www.idtheftcenter.org/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter Synchrony is a proud financial sponsor of the Identity Theft Resource Center.

Dec 2020

11 min 27 sec

ITRC CEO, Eva Velasquez and COO, James Lee took a look into their crystal ball and predict to see four of the most significant issues expected to impact identity crimes and compromises in 2021. Read the full predictions list here: https://idtheft.center/2021Predictions Make sure to subscribe to future episodes! Check out our website: www.idtheftcenter.org/ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/idtheftcenter/ Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/IDTheftCenter

Dec 2020

26 min 59 sec