Security Breach - Retirees of Arizona State’s Retirement System

Security Breach – Retirees of Arizona State’s Retirement System

A security breach may have caused approximately 44,000 state retirees to have their personal data compromised. The Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) is spending nearly $291,000 to provide identity theft protection services. All of the affected retirees were enrolled in the Arizona State Retirement System dental plans. Notification of the security breach was sent out to all retirees earlier this month. The pension system has offered to pay for one year of services with AllClear ID. As it so happens, this is the same company that provided identity protection services to people who were affected by the security breach…Read More


9 Cyber Security Tips for Small Business

9 Cyber Security Tips for Small Business

More criminals today are choosing to target small businesses in order to access sensitive data. Hackers are aware that a small business will likely lack the personnel and resources necessary for implementing and handling an information security system. There are many precautions small businesses can take to protect their data:   Create a Cyber Security Plan Using the Small Biz Cyber Planner from the FCC Small businesses lacking proper resources to hire staff to protect their business from cyber threats can use the Small Biz Cyber Planner. This tool will help decide what cyber security strategies should be included…Read More


Why Businesses Need Email Encryption

Why Businesses Need Email Encryption

Over time, cyber experts have learned that securing sensitive and confidential communication, data exchanges, and information that travels through email is proving to be more and more challenging with the advances in the hacking community. By default, an email is exposed as it moves through the Internet.  Email that is not encrypted or protected in a secure manner can potentially be read, intercepted or altered while in transit and become completely corrupted by the time it reaches its destination. To stop these exploitations from happening, end-to-end email encryption was introduced to the business marketplace. Because email protection is a…Read More


Banks and Law Firms Take a Stand Against Cyber Terrorism

Banks and Law Firms Take a Stand Against Cyber Terrorism

For the past year, discussions amongst banks and law firms have circled around the creation of a group that shares information about threats from cyber hackers and online criminals. This group will likely be established by the end of 2015. According to the New York Times, “Federal authorities, including President Obama, are pressing companies to share information about hackings with one another and law enforcement as way to deter the theft of information about consumers and employees.” Data breaches that occur in banks and law firms expose highly sensitive information, company secrets, business strategies and more. Hacking into a…Read More


2015: The Year of Data Security

2015: The Year of Data Security

The start to a new year allows for fresh perspective on past accomplishments and areas of opportunity. It’s also a time to look ahead and prepare accordingly. With cyber-security threats at their highest peak moving into the New Year, safeguarding sensitive data from cyber-criminals is vital. To ensure a secure 2015, here are some of our best practices in cyber-security. Choose Passwords Carefully Some of the most prominent organizations have weak passwords, making it easy for hackers to attack their systems and retrieve sensitive data. Choose company-wide passwords that are strong, including a combination of lower and upper case…Read More