Articles Tagged with ''Cyber security''

Richey May launches cybersecurity services

Information security expert John-Thomas Gaietto will serve as executive director
Accounting and advisory firm Richey May announced Thursday it launched a cybersecurity services practice, Richey May Technology Solutions, to help lenders and servicers protect themselves against online fraud and data attacks. The company also announced John-Thomas Gaietto, an information security expert, will serve as the service's executive director.
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Equifax reveals 2.4 million more people were victims of data breach

Additional names and partial driver’s license information stolen by hackers
Equifax revealed Thursday that an additional 2.4 million people are victims of the company’s 2017 data breach. Initially, the company said the personal information of approximately 143 million people was stolen. Now, it turns out that the number of victims is actually closer to 148 million.
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Equifax upgrades its digital security system

Announces partnership with Entersekt
Equifax announced Thursday it is creating some changes to its digital security system through its new integration with Entersekt, a push-based authentication and mobile app security company. Here’s everything you need to know about the new partnership.
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Real estate and fintech solution CertifID raises $1.7M in seed round financing

Initial round led by Wakestream Ventures
Authentication software provider CertifID announced it has raised $1.7 million in its seed round of financing, led by Wakestream Ventures. The company was founded in 2017 by the owners and founders of Sun Title, and entrepreneur Tyler Adams, after Sun Title fell victim to a social engineering fraud scheme that cost the company almost $200,000.
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Financial services groups ask Congress to pursue new data breach rules

Bankers, title companies lay out vision for data security legislation
Credit reporting agencies are far from the only companies that house consumers’ data. Banks, credit unions, insurance companies, title insurers and other companies are also tasked with safeguarding the information they possess. And now, the trade groups that represent many of those companies are also asking for the government to enact new data security rules.
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Top Democrats want credit reporting agencies severely punished for Equifax-style breaches

Bill would bring stiff financial penalties for data breaches
Equifax may be facing various legal, regulatory, and financial consequences for the data breach that exposed the personal information of 145.5 million U.S. consumers, but two top Senate Democrats want there to be much stiffer penalties should any credit reporting agency, Equifax included, fail to protect consumer data again.
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Deloitte confirms Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac not impacted in hack

Deloitte client material left vulnerable
[Updated] Mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac faced becoming victims of the recent Deloitte hacking revealed at the end of September, if an article published in the UK's Guardian remains true. So far, it does not appear the hackers targeted any information concerning Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to developments provided to HousingWire by Deloitte.
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5 keys to protect your private information online

Lessons from the aftermath of the massive Equifax data breach
[Expert commentary] There is no way to fully protect your private information online, unless you avoid using digital tools altogether. However, this is not an option for most people, so the next best thing to do is to use caution when providing private information. To help, here are 5 steps to protect your private information online.
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The key to take down scammers: Here are a few surefire security tricks

"Think before the click"
[Expert commentary] If a settlement agent believes cybersecurity is something only the big banks and other high profile financial institutions need to be concerned with, think again. Small businesses have a big target on their backs. Armed with basic security procedures, training and tools can go a long way but never let your guard down. Check out these simple questions you can ask yourself to identify fraudulent emails and prevent a cyber attack.
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New York Attorney General pushes Experian and Transunion for answers on cybersecurity

Eric Schneiderman questions companies' security after Equifax breach
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is already investigating the massive data breach at Equifax that exposed the personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers. Now, New York’s top cop wants to make sure that a similar incident doesn’t take place at the other two of the big three credit reporting agencies – Experian and Transunion.
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