Equifax’s Security Breach: What is Credit Monitoring?

With 143 million consumers at risk after Equifax’s record setting security breach, millions are left with the question ‘what now?’ There are a few ways to protect yourself from identity theft, and monitoring your credit is one of the safest steps to financial peace of mind. Take a look at our informational guide on how to safeguard your credit report, and why it might be the best decision you make during the fallout from this record-setting breach of data.

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How to Protect Yourself from the Equifax Data Breach

On September 7th Equifax had a major security breach that potentially compromised 143 million consumer’s personal information. The information accessed includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. In addition, credit card numbers for approximately 209,000 U.S. consumers, and certain dispute documents with personal identifying information for approximately 182,000 U.S. consumers, were accessed.

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3 Things your Employment Screening Provider Should Offer

Pre-employment screening safeguards against potential threats to you, your staff, and your company, and it is a great first step to determining whether or not a job applicant is the right fit. Verifying that the employment screening service you’re using is effective is necessary to protecting your workplace assets.  To ensure your provider is screening job applicants to your standards, double check to see if your employment screening provider is doing these 3 vital things.

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From Cocaine to Criminal History: New Employment Legislation is Here

From California to Indiana, new employment legislation has passed and is pending. Within the past few months San Francisco has enacted a ban on asking a job applicant what their salary history is, while it is likely that the state of Oregon will soon be reducing the penalties for the possession of drugs like heroin, cocaine and meth. Ultimately, you’re going to want to keep your eyes peeled on these new employment laws.

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9 Important Ways to Protect Smart Devices From Hackers

Written by Lynn Brown, original post on Shredit.com

The tremendous growth in internet connected smart devices is creating a whole new opportunity for hackers to take advantage of lacking smart device security, according to a new cyber threats report by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the National Crime Agency (NCA) in the U.K.

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Background Checks on Prospective Employees: Keep Required Disclosures Simple

If your company gets background information on prospective employees, it’s likely you’re covered by the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Before you get a background screening report, the law requires that you make certain disclosures and get a prospective employee’s authorization. Is it time for a FCRA compliance check?

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