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New data from the Insurance Research Council helps to further establish how insurance fraud hurts everyone in the wallet.
When Insurance Fraud Wins, Everyone Loses
Fraud and buildup add $7.7 billion in excess auto insurance claims, according to a new study from the Insurance Information Institute.
Malware is one of many cyber security threats that increase consumers' and business owners' vulnerability.
Cyber Crime May Be Even Bigger Threat Than Perceived To Be
A new study suggests that because the FBI doesn't keep tabs on cyber security incidents, breaches may be more common than experts realize.
In the U.S. alone, retail theft - colloquially known as "shrink," which comprises shoplifting, employee or supplier fraud as well as administrative errors - cost businesses approximately $42 billion last year, according to newly released statistics from Checkpoint Systems.
Employee Theft Cuts into Business Owners' Profits
More than 40% of retail crime is attributable to employees stealing, according to new data from Checkpoint Systems.
Survey: Most financial firms affected by potential data breach this year
Most Financial Firms Affected by Potential Data Breach This Year, Survey Reveals
93% of financial services firms say they have experienced a cyber threat on at least one occasion in the past year, according to a new poll.
Despite the frequency with which companies have been attacked by cyber criminals and the lengths some have gone to avoid a breach, many companies aren't confident that their system will work, based on a recent poll.
Cyber Security: Business Owners Not Certain About Their Data Protection System
More than half of organizations say that they don't know if they could keep their data out of the wrong hands if their security system was compromised, according to a new SafeNet poll.
While the Internet has enabled individuals and businesses to learn, grow and stay connected, it can also be used for fraudulent or deceitful purposes.
Cyber Security: 3 Information Security Laws Everyone Should Know
Often referred to as the information superhighway, the Internet is used by 2.8 billion people throughout the world and as many as 85% of the North American population, according to statistical data.
While businesses are reacting by heightening their awareness and taking steps to prepare, many are still less than confident that their protection systems will stave off a security issue of their own.
Cyber Security: More Businesses Responding to Rise in Breach Threats
Nearly 75% of companies have a data breach response plan in place, according to a new report from Experian and the Ponemon Institute.
More than 8 in 10 cyber criminals - 86% - said they're confident about never facing repercussions for computer hacking attempts, Thycotic revealed in a poll.
Most Hackers Don't Think They'll Ever Be Caught, Poll Finds
More than 80% of confessed hacktivists believe their cyber warfare actions will go unpunished, according to recent polling from Thycotic.
Last year, nearly 54,000 Honda Accords were broken into and made off with, NICB revealed in its annual "Hot Wheels" report.
NICB: Honda Accord Most Stolen Vehicle of 2013
Two of the top 5 cars stolen in 2013 are made by Honda.
Although technological advancements and hi-tech gadgetry have helped more drivers protect their vehicles from being stolen, thieves are resorting to new ways of gaining entry into secured vehicles.
NICB Issues Consumer Warning About Keyless Entry Vehicles
Thieves are catching up with the times by gaining access to cars that use keyless entry, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
Despite greater awareness about Internet security and cyber attacks, hundreds of millions of consumers were affected by some form of identity theft through the first six months of 2014, according to a new report.
Nearly Half-Billion Customer Records Breached in 2014 - So Far, Report Finds
Approximately 375 million customers worldwide were affected by data theft through this year's first half, according to recent analysis.
Virtually every state in the country has some type of distracted driving law in place, largely because the safety hazards of the practice are so serious.
Study Says Primary Enforcement is Best for Texting and Driving Bans
New research from the University of Alabama-Birmingham found the greatest reductions in highway fatalities due to distracted driving were among states that make it a primary offense.
A CDC poll says that 1 in 4 women are affected by sexual abuse in their lifetime.
How to Protect Yourself from Sexual Assault
With the 2014-15 school season underway, these recommendations can help protect college-aged women from unwanted sex acts.
Consumers are still uncertain whether businesses are keeping their information safe online.
Poll: Businesses aren't sufficiently protecting consumers' identity
Nearly 90% of consumers cited online security as a leading issue of worry for them, according to Radius Global Market Research.
Even a slight amount of alcohol increases the risk of filing an auto insurance claim due to a car crash.
Even low doses of alcohol too much for driving, report finds
A University of California, San Diego study suggests that any amount of alcohol consumption is a vehicle operation safety hazard.
Approximately four in 10 U.S. business executives consider cyber attacks to be a top priority, versus only 20% of company owners in Europe.
U.S. companies outperforming Europe in cyber alertness
New survey data indicates business owners in the U.S. are taking hi-tech threats more seriously compared to Europe.
In a recent survey, more than two-thirds of the 1,400 retail business owners who responded to the poll said that they weren't worried about credit card security at their companies.
Business owners not so worried about credit card security
The highly publicized Target data breach hasn't phased many entrepreneurs, according to a new survey.
Something else to be mindful of is the payment total as listed on the W-2 and one's pay stub for 2013, which should have a final number for how much income was earned last year.
Tax filing tips for procrastinators
The American Payroll Association offers some last-minute recommendations for completing income tax returns.
According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, roughly 5% of revenues that organizations lose each year stems from fraud, including occupational fraud.
Business owners rarely report employee crime to police
A new University of Cincinnati study finds that only 16% of small business owners utilize law enforcement when a worker steals from the company.
As for whether car theft reports were mostly for mid-sized vehicles or large ones, mid-sized automobiles were more highly sought-after.
Thieves snatch up Toyota Camry with most regularity
More than 4,600 Camrys were stolen between 2009 and 2012, more than any other model in the large/mid-sized segment.
Another issue for entrepreneurs, the study found, is malware, which is damaging software that's embedded stealthily in seemingly innocuous links that can cause serious problems for a network or personal computer.
Mobile device popularity increasing security risks for businesses
A new study conducted by the Ponemon Institute finds that cyber security is becoming more difficult to control due to increased Internet access on the go.
In 2012, more than half of small businesses had to deal with a cyber threat of some kind, many of which attacked companies’ sensitive organizational data.
Cyber Security Awareness Month a success, but was it enough?
Hundreds of business owners joined the anti-cybercrime movement this past October, but concerns about Target's recent security breach emphasize the need for cyber protection.
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