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Despite the frequency with which companies have been attacked by cyber criminals and the lengths some have gone to avoid a breach, many companies aren't confident that their system will work, based on a recent poll.
12/10/2014
Cyber Security: Business Owners Not Certain About Their Data Protection System
More than half of organizations say that they don't know if they could keep their data out of the wrong hands if their security system was compromised, according to a new SafeNet poll.
 
While the Internet has enabled individuals and businesses to learn, grow and stay connected, it can also be used for fraudulent or deceitful purposes.
12/9/2014
Cyber Security: 3 Information Security Laws Everyone Should Know
Often referred to as the information superhighway, the Internet is used by 2.8 billion people throughout the world and as many as 85% of the North American population, according to statistical data.
 
While businesses are reacting by heightening their awareness and taking steps to prepare, many are still less than confident that their protection systems will stave off a security issue of their own.
12/8/2014
Cyber Security: More Businesses Responding to Rise in Breach Threats
Nearly 75% of companies have a data breach response plan in place, according to a new report from Experian and the Ponemon Institute.
 
More than 8 in 10 cyber criminals - 86% - said they're confident about never facing repercussions for computer hacking attempts, Thycotic revealed in a poll.
12/5/2014
Most Hackers Don't Think They'll Ever Be Caught, Poll Finds
More than 80% of confessed hacktivists believe their cyber warfare actions will go unpunished, according to recent polling from Thycotic.
 
Last year, nearly 54,000 Honda Accords were broken into and made off with, NICB revealed in its annual "Hot Wheels" report.
12/3/2014
NICB: Honda Accord Most Stolen Vehicle of 2013
Two of the top 5 cars stolen in 2013 are made by Honda.
 
Although technological advancements and hi-tech gadgetry have helped more drivers protect their vehicles from being stolen, thieves are resorting to new ways of gaining entry into secured vehicles.
11/25/2014
NICB Issues Consumer Warning About Keyless Entry Vehicles
Thieves are catching up with the times by gaining access to cars that use keyless entry, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
 
Despite greater awareness about Internet security and cyber attacks, hundreds of millions of consumers were affected by some form of identity theft through the first six months of 2014, according to a new report.
11/10/2014
Nearly Half-Billion Customer Records Breached in 2014 - So Far, Report Finds
Approximately 375 million customers worldwide were affected by data theft through this year's first half, according to recent analysis.
 
Virtually every state in the country has some type of distracted driving law in place, largely because the safety hazards of the practice are so serious.
11/5/2014
Study Says Primary Enforcement is Best for Texting and Driving Bans
New research from the University of Alabama-Birmingham found the greatest reductions in highway fatalities due to distracted driving were among states that make it a primary offense.
 
A CDC poll says that 1 in 4 women are affected by sexual abuse in their lifetime.
9/25/2014
How to Protect Yourself from Sexual Assault
With the 2014-15 school season underway, these recommendations can help protect college-aged women from unwanted sex acts.
 
Consumers are still uncertain whether businesses are keeping their information safe online.
6/27/2014
Poll: Businesses aren't sufficiently protecting consumers' identity
Nearly 90% of consumers cited online security as a leading issue of worry for them, according to Radius Global Market Research.
 
Even a slight amount of alcohol increases the risk of filing an auto insurance claim due to a car crash.
5/20/2014
Even low doses of alcohol too much for driving, report finds
A University of California, San Diego study suggests that any amount of alcohol consumption is a vehicle operation safety hazard.
 
Approximately four in 10 U.S. business executives consider cyber attacks to be a top priority, versus only 20% of company owners in Europe.
5/7/2014
U.S. companies outperforming Europe in cyber alertness
New survey data indicates business owners in the U.S. are taking hi-tech threats more seriously compared to Europe.
 
In a recent survey, more than two-thirds of the 1,400 retail business owners who responded to the poll said that they weren't worried about credit card security at their companies.
4/24/2014
Business owners not so worried about credit card security
The highly publicized Target data breach hasn't phased many entrepreneurs, according to a new survey.
 
Something else to be mindful of is the payment total as listed on the W-2 and one's pay stub for 2013, which should have a final number for how much income was earned last year.
4/15/2014
Tax filing tips for procrastinators
The American Payroll Association offers some last-minute recommendations for completing income tax returns.
 
According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, roughly 5% of revenues that organizations lose each year stems from fraud, including occupational fraud.
3/27/2014
Business owners rarely report employee crime to police
A new University of Cincinnati study finds that only 16% of small business owners utilize law enforcement when a worker steals from the company.
 
As for whether car theft reports were mostly for mid-sized vehicles or large ones, mid-sized automobiles were more highly sought-after.
2/27/2014
Thieves snatch up Toyota Camry with most regularity
More than 4,600 Camrys were stolen between 2009 and 2012, more than any other model in the large/mid-sized segment.
 
Another issue for entrepreneurs, the study found, is malware, which is damaging software that's embedded stealthily in seemingly innocuous links that can cause serious problems for a network or personal computer.
1/28/2014
Mobile device popularity increasing security risks for businesses
A new study conducted by the Ponemon Institute finds that cyber security is becoming more difficult to control due to increased Internet access on the go.
 
In 2012, more than half of small businesses had to deal with a cyber threat of some kind, many of which attacked companies’ sensitive organizational data.
1/15/2014
Cyber Security Awareness Month a success, but was it enough?
Hundreds of business owners joined the anti-cybercrime movement this past October, but concerns about Target's recent security breach emphasize the need for cyber protection.
 
In 2011 alone, there were 855 reported data breaches and 175 million compromised records.
11/20/2013
Business owners – is your website secure
Eight in 10 company executives don't think they have to worry about their websites being hacked.
 
More than half of businesses say they’ve been the victim of a cyber attack.
10/9/2013
Business owners: Cyber attacks greater hazard than severe weather
A new poll reveals that companies believe hackers trolling private business data are a bigger danger than severe weather.
 
Despite a sharp decline in car theft rates, vehicle owners should still keep their guard up.
9/12/2013
Criminals resorting to alternative forms of auto theft
Traffic authorities say that thieves are more frequently bilking the system through unconventional forms of stealing.
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