Monthly Archives: November 2013

Is Prevention Better Than A Cure?

Cyber crimes in regards to online banking have grown tremendously. With methods of attack becoming more sophisticated as time passes, phishing and malware-based attacks have become prominent in online banking due to the increased use by consumers. McAfee has reported

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Italian Couples Getting ‘Quickie Divorces’

Recently, Britain’s top family judge has canceled 180 divorces, after the allegations that the UK courts have underwent a large fraud; Italian couples sought quick endings to their marriages. The Italian couples have presumed fake British residencies in order to

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The Impact of Cybercrime

Recent studies have been completed on the evolution of principal cyber threats in the security landscape. Security firms have provided estimations of the annual monetary losses suffered by their clients, due to re-occuring cyber crimes. Cyber crimes seem to be

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Special Education Program Contractor Charged With Fraud

Cheon Park, 46, of Manhasset, N.Y., ran preschool programs for students with developmental disabilities. Parks allegedly inflated the amount of money paid to several employees and contractors, and worked to increase the amount of public money that the company received.

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Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month

November marks Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month. Critical infrastructures including the energy, water, and transportation sectors play a vital role in the American way of life. Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month has a purpose of building awareness and

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Photo Forensics: Photoshop Manipulation

Entry Level Analysis is defined as a forensic method for identifying parts of an image with a different level of compression, to identify whether or not a picture has been digitally modified. The linked article lists main methods that are

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Ways to Safeguard Sensitive Data

Although we hear about many fraud cases and data breaches today, many organizations are not taking necessary precautions to safeguard their data. It is vital for organizations to take proactive steps to protect themselves from data breaches. Follow these seven

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Who Are the Crooks Behind Identity Theft?

Today, criminals are becoming more sophisticated and creative in ways to commit identity theft. Identity theft is increasing 15-20% every year, and every one of us can be a victim. Read the attached article to learn more about the three main

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Fraud Awareness Week

November 3-9 is Fraud Awareness Week; a week dedicated to fraud awareness, detection, and prevention. ACFE has conducted a survey, and concluded that organizations around the world lose 5 percent of their annual revenues to fraud. For more updates and

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