New Year’s resolution: Protect your customer’s data
Over New Year’s weekend, the hacker group Anonymous broke into the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) union and published private data stolen off the site. In the last weeks of 2011, the same group published 75,000 names, addresses and passwords from customers of intelligence analysis firm Strategic Forecasting Inc (Stratfor).
While this group has a political motive, the victims of their exploits still have their personal data exposed and potentially may also become victims of fraud and identity theft. Like the victims of other hacking groups, they are looking for the organizations that they do business with to protect the personally identifiable information entrusted to them.
Make securing your customer’s data a top New Year’s resolution. Take steps to reduce fraud through identity authentication, customize security requirements specific to your vertical industry or business need, reduce your website abandonment rate by proactively addressing security concerns, and comply with federal and industry guidelines. Contact us to learn more about data protection and trusted access to your web portals.
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