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ALSO CALLED: Security Breach, Data Theft, Data Breaches, Data Breach, Data Security Breaches
DEFINITION: Identity theft is a crime in which an imposter obtains key pieces of personal information, such as Social Security or driver's license numbers, in order to impersonate someone else. The information can be used to obtain credit, merchandise, and services in the name of the victim, or to provide the thief with false credentials. In addition to running up debt, an imposter might provide false identification  … 
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Identity Theft Reports
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Arm Yourself With Knowledge: The Cybercrime Survival Guide
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this web security survival guide, you will learn how to bolster your website's security defenses, combatting identity theft, phishing, botnets, malware, and more. Access this guide now to protect your site from a host of web attacks with expert advice.
Posted: 11 Nov 2015 | Published: 11 Nov 2015

Symantec Corporation

Get Your Website in Shape with a Security Health Checkup
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this security report to help you diagnose the health of your web security, and discover best practices to help you determine how to secure your site against attacks most common in 2015.
Posted: 10 Nov 2015 | Published: 10 Nov 2015

Symantec Corporation

Information Security Asean November 2015
sponsored by TechTarget ANZ
EZINE: The cover story looks at the cyber crime landscape in Singapore and what organisations in the city state are doing to combat it
Posted: 09 Nov 2015 | Published: 09 Nov 2015

Macs in the Wild: Securing Your Mobile Workforce and Their Devices
sponsored by Centrify Corporation
WEBCAST: This webinar, presented by Jason Snell, Editor in Chief with Six Colors, and Peter Havens, Director of Product Management with Centrify, teaches you how to set up a strong defense against would be device, identity and data theft for your mobile workforce.
Posted: 03 Nov 2015 | Premiered: Sep 4, 2015

Centrify Corporation

Incognito Endpoint Network Access to Mitigate Identity Theft
sponsored by Unisys
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how to make endpoints dark on your network to users without the explicit permissions and authorization to view others in order to mitigate identity theft. Continue reading to learn how to reduce your network's and apps' attack surfaces through identity management and hiding access and devices.
Posted: 28 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Key Considerations for Choosing Your Strong Authentication Strategy
sponsored by Imprivata
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents the 7 forms of strong authentication and explores the benefits of each one. Continue reading to learn more about the factors to consider when choosing strong authentication and how to take your IAM strategy to the next level.
Posted: 24 Sep 2015 | Published: 28 May 2015


Outsmarting Hackers: Why You Need Both Strong and Risk-Based Authentication
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a layered IAM security approach incorporating both strong authentication and risk-based authentication.
Posted: 12 Jun 2015 | Published: 11 Dec 2014

CA Technologies.

Information Security ANZ November
sponsored by
EZINE: Australia's traditional teaching pathways are struggling to produce candidates with the right skills for today's rapidly-changing cyber-security climate.
Posted: 03 Nov 2014 | Published: 03 Nov 2014

What is an Identity Provider and Why Do I Need to Become One
sponsored by SecureAuth
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses the reasons enterprises should become Identity Providers (IdPs), what becoming an IdP involves, and why you should consider automating this process as much as possible.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 24 Oct 2014


Cybercrime and warfare: All that matters
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BOOK: Peter Warren and Michael Streeter assess  the history, scale and importance of cyber crime this chapter from their book, Cybercrime and warfare: All That Matters.
Posted: 04 Dec 2013 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

8 Best Practices for Securing Enterprise Data Sources and Achieving Compliance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper explains why organizations need to adopt a more proactive, systematic approach to securing sensitive data and addressing compliance requirements amid the digital information explosion.
Posted: 30 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Jul 2013


The identity perimeter
sponsored by
ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Bob Tarzey and Rob Bamforth, make the case for identity management and advanced single-sign-on (SSO) to help businesses and their customers and partners work in a more integrated way.
Posted: 05 Apr 2013 | Published: 05 Apr 2013

Underexposed risks of public Wi-Fi hotspots
sponsored by
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Information Security series assess the hidden security risks of public Wi-Fi  hotspots.
Posted: 15 Mar 2013 | Published: 15 Mar 2013

The Deloitte Consumer Review: A more secure customer
sponsored by
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This report from Deloitte assesses the impact of cybercrime on consumers and offers advice to businesses on how to respond.
Posted: 12 Mar 2013 | Published: 12 Mar 2013

Mobile Security Strategies
sponsored by
ANALYST REPORT: This exclusive report for Computer Weekly members explains the security risks and challenges of using mobile devices in the enterprise.
Posted: 09 Nov 2012 | Published: 09 Nov 2012

The various ways to fight new and emerging cybercrime
sponsored by
EGUIDE: Cybercrime is a constant battle companies face on a daily basis. Criminal tactics in this field of crime are always changing and advancing in style. This expert E-Guide will provide new approaches to defeating the risks of cybercrime, along with keeping you updated on the various forms that can threaten your company.
Posted: 29 Nov 2011 | Published: 29 Nov 2011

Information Security ASEAN March 2015
sponsored by
EZINE: Organizations are faced with the double challenge of having to secure a growing volume of endpoints, and dealing with an increasing number of security threats.
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 | Published: 05 Mar 2015

Information Security ANZ March 2015
sponsored by
EZINE: Experts at Dell and Dimension data in Australia discuss the challenge of securing the end point.
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 | Published: 05 Mar 2015

What to Look for in Web Application Firewall Products
sponsored by
EBOOK: In this buyer's guide, experts explain how a WAF works, describe the features that different WAFs possess, and reveal how to weight these factors in selecting the right WAF to protect your enterprise's sensitive data.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 07 Nov 2014

How Controlling Access to Privileged Accounts Can Keep Insider Threat from Hurting Your Bottom Line
sponsored by BeyondTrust Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access control is a necessity. Read this paper to identify a line of identity and access solutions that address these problems inside the perimeter and, ultimately, your enterprise's bottom line and reputation.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 16 Feb 2009

BeyondTrust Corporation

Internet-Scale Identity Systems:An Overview and Comparison
sponsored by Ping Identity Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of the benefits of implementing an Internet-based identity system and explores the similarities, differences and synergies among the top technologies and initiatives available.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

Ping Identity Corporation

HID Global's ActivID® Authentication: Online Banking
sponsored by HID
WEBCAST: This short webcast highlights an authentication system with SMS ID verification and cloud-based threat detection offerings. Learn how services such as online banking can truly benefit from this system to ensure secure access to user accounts.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 15, 2013


Presentation Transcript: Automating Access Certification in Just 17 Days
sponsored by Aveksa
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript describes the benefits one of your peers enjoyed after implementing a particular IAM solution which helped them automate their certification process.
Posted: 10 Aug 2012 | Published: 10 Aug 2012


Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) - the Essential Guide
sponsored by Ping Identity Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces identity federation and the predominant standard, Security Assertion Markup Language, or SAML, to a non-technical audience. Describes why standards like SAML are necessary for implementing scalable, secure federated identity across organizational boundaries. And more!
Posted: 14 Sep 2011 | Published: 14 Sep 2011

Ping Identity Corporation

Access Accounts More Securely with Intel® Identity Protection Technology
sponsored by Intel
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This technology brief takes a closer look at today's threat landscape and presents key findings from a recent security survey. Discover the threats your clients are most vulnerable to as well as how they can develop an effective defense strategy against them.
Posted: 03 Aug 2011 | Published: 02 Aug 2011

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IDENTITY THEFT DEFINITION (continued): …  to police, creating a criminal record or leaving outstanding arrest warrants for the person whose identity has been stolen. Identity theft is categorized in two ways: true name and account takeover. True name identity theft means that the thief uses personal information to open new accounts. The thief might open a new credit card account, establish cellular phone service, or open a new checking account in order to obtain blank checks. Account takeover identity theft means the imposter uses personal information to gain access to the person's existing accounts. Typically, the thief will change the … 
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