Categories for Data Security

Stay Calm And Mindful: Avoid These Top Seven SCAMs

August 13, 2020 3:57 pm Published by Nina T. Dow

In these pandemic times, scammers are stepping up their game, taking advantage of COVID-19 anxiety and confinement. Older adults were their first targets. Now scammers are bolder, infiltrating the phone calls, emails, and snail mail of almost everyone. Ask around. Chances are someone you know has either been the victim of a scam or an attempt. What are these imposters trying to snag? Your personal identifying information. It might be a credit card or bank account number they’re after, or perhaps the biggest key to your ID—your Social Security number.

To help you avoid identity theft, learn to recognize these top seven scams of the past six months:

1. COVID-19 and the Imposter Unemployment Claim

With unemployment ...

For Your Digital Assets, There Is Life After Death

August 16, 2018 9:00 am Published by Katherine A. Bagdis

You’re working on your estate plan with your attorney, and she asks if you’re on Facebook. Don’t be alarmed—she’s not trying to “friend” you. There’s a good reason for her question: your Facebook profile is a “digital asset.” It has personal value to you, and a business profile may also have monetary value.

While the word “asset” conjures images of wealth in the form of physical and financial property, the Internet and social media have created a new form of property that may be transferred upon the death of its owner.

What Are Digital Assets?

Digital assets include your email account; your personal online photos and videos; digital music; personal or business website; Facebook, Twitter, ...

Protect Your Business from a Data Breach

October 8, 2015 11:45 am Published by Paul C. Foley

Businesses of all sizes wrestle with the complex interplay of privacy rights and data security in the workplace. If you aren’t wrestling with it, then you may have already been pinned. Let’s get you up off the mat.

To illustrate the issue, let’s take an everyday situation. Suppose that a local landscaping company (“the Company”) has recently experienced a welcomed growth spurt. In response, the Company has increased its field staff and its office staff. The office staff, a total of four employees, are assigned workplaces with computers connected to a local server, with a central database of customers, scheduling, payment information, and other sensitive data.

As in many workplaces, the office is adjacent to the crew areas, and ...