Synthetic Identity Fraud Can I Borrow Your SSN

"Synthetic identity fraud made major headlines as far back as 2007, when “The Borrower Who Never Was” ran on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. 1 The article detailed the criminal activity of two individuals who were managing as many as 500 fake personas in 200 apartments in 14 states. In 2013, 18 individuals were initially indicted for running a $200 million credit card scam that created 7,000 new identities. These stories are clear examples of how synthetic identity fraud is growing as an area of concern. "

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Cyber Security After the Pandemic

whitePaper | April 29, 2021

The cyber security industry has faced two major sets of challenges over the last twelve months. The attacks and exploits affecting Solar Winds, Accellion, Microsoft and their customers have focused attention on supply chain risk, but the impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been felt more broadly across cyber security domains and disciplines.

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The Cyber Resilience Blueprint: A New Perspective on Security

whitePaper | December 15, 2019

In this sophisticated threat environment, traditional security tactics are failing. Symantec encourages organizations to revisit their security posture to build a more cyber resilient enterprise. Resilience is not defined by a series of checklists, but through evaluations based on the current threat environment and the acceptable risk level for the organization.

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Cybersecurity: Experience and best practices during COVID-19 pandemic

whitePaper | July 6, 2020

With this white paper focused on the emerging cyber threat that we world is facing during the COVID-19 crisis, NETIA wish to share his experience, his initiatives and his knowledge on those topics.

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White Paper on Cyber Security Securing Video Surveillance Devices to Close Network Vulnerabilities

whitePaper | February 19, 2020

We live in an increasingly connected world, where more and more devices and systems are networked and shared with other systems. Convenience is a main driver behind this trend, as people have come to expect the ability to connect to and control devices and systems anywhere, anytime. However, there is a downside to the unprecedented level of convenience provided by the growing number of networked devices, namely increased security risk. Because each device is an endpoint for networks, they introduce the potential to become entry points for hackers and others with malicious intents. In fact, in many of the most high-profile data breaches that have occurred recently, hackers were able to access corporate networks through POS, HVAC and other networked systems that failed to provide an adequate level of security to prevent these types of breaches.

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Cybersecurity 2018

whitePaper | February 2, 2020

Small businesses usually neglect cybersecurity as an essential function making their IT infrastructure vulnerable. IT security issues often cost companies a lot of money and downtime every year. Even if the IT infrastructure consists of couple laptops and Devices, cybersecurity should always be a top priority.

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Scenarios for the Future of Cybercrime - White Paper for Decision Makers

whitePaper | January 28, 2020

Project 2020 is an initiative of the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA). Its aim is to anticipate the future of cybercrime, enabling governments, businesses and citizens to prepare themselves for the challenges and opportunities of the coming decade. It comprises a range of activities, including common threat reporting, scenario exercises, policy guidance and capacity building.

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