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Privacy Matters – Expect It. Respect It. Protect It.

Data Privacy Day (DPD) is an international effort held annually on January 28 to create awareness around the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. SiteLock has committed to being a DPD Champion to acknowledge and bring attention to the value and importance of privacy. This year, Data Privacy Day is all about respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.

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Here’s How Cyber Criminals Profit From Your Personal Data

Did you know that stores are likely to keep your name, credit card number, address, email address, and even date of birth stored on file for long periods of time? With information like this sitting idle, it often becomes an easy target for cyber criminals. This month, SiteLock is supporting Data Privacy Day on January 28th to create awareness around the importance of privacy and protecting personal information.

Security breaches are on the rise and this trend is not slowing. Over 750 breaches occurred during 2015 with more than 170 million records exposed. The number of breached data records in 2015 nearly doubled the records breached in 2014.

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SiteLock Joins a Global Effort to Support Data Privacy Day by Signing On as a Champion

SiteLock is proud to announce that it has committed to being a Champion of Data Privacy Day (DPD) – an international effort held annually on January 28 to create awareness around the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. As a DPD Champion, SiteLock recognizes and supports the principle that organizations, businesses and government all share the responsibility of being conscientious of data privacy by taking part in respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.

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10 Easy Ways To Prevent A Data Breach

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Did you know that there was an average of one data breach every single day in the U.S. last year? That more than 800 million records were exposed in data breaches last year? Or that the average cost of a data breach is now a staggering $3.5 million?

These are not statistics you want to be part of or costs you want to incur. So remember the following tips as part of your breach prevention program:

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Why The Bigger eBay Breach Didn’t Get The Same Attention As Target

eBay logoIt seems a no-brainer that the recent massive eBay data breach should be a much bigger story than the Target breach. After all, the Target breach “only” affected 110 million customers where the eBay breach impacted closer to 150 million customers.

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10 Takeaways From The Latest Verizon Breach Report

verizon_data_breachEvery year about this time, Verizon comes out with an annual review of the results of its investigations into thousands of data breaches and security incidents from around the world.

The report can be very data heavy and even a little depressing, but we can learn great things from it. Here are just ten:

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What to Do, and What Not Do, After a Data Breach

data breachWe hope that your business is never victim of a security or data breach. But with some studies suggesting that every business could eventually be a victim, it’s important to prepare. And part of that preparation includes knowing what to say — and what not to say.

Here are some DOs and DON’Ts that might help guide your response:

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Why Data is the New Hacker Currency

hacker_currencySpeaking in a recent interview on CBS’ 60 Minutes, Tim Sparapani, a former privacy lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, commented “Most retailers are finding out that they have a secondary source of income, which is that the data about their customers is probably just about as valuable, maybe even more so, than the actual product or service that they’re selling to the individual.”

It was a chilling admission that the world has changed in ways most of us never expected, and that there may be more value in information about people than in selling goods and services to those people. Or stealing from them.

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The Bigger Story behind the Latest Breaches

The last 30 days could go down as some of the most important in the world of cybersecurity, and malware in particular. It wasn’t just the small window that revealed data breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus, Michaels Craft Stores and potentially dozens of other retailers. Nor was it the fact that this explosion in data breaches could all be the work of a seventeen-year-old.

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Celebrate Data Privacy Day with SiteLock

dpd_logoWith the Target data breach and its endless repercussion still on most people’s minds, next week’s Data Privacy Day (January 28th) is well-timed to pause and think about data privacy and what it means to your business and customers.

The idea behind Data Privacy Day has been around for a number of years, but began to really catch on in 2009 with the U.S. Congress declared the very first National Data Privacy Day. So every year around this time, privacy and security advocates use this annual event to raise consumer and business awareness about privacy, what it does and should mean to us, and why it’s so important for all of us to recognize.

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