Mass Zoo Data Breaches Bring Consumer Safety to Light

Point-of-Sale System Breach Zoo Fighting Identity Crimes

In early July, nine different zoos including the Detroit and Cincinnati Zoo, suffered four-month-long data breaches. Visitors who used their debit or credit card at one of these facilities’ food or retail vendors may be at risk of having a crook overtake their finances.

This widespread — and somewhat obscure — compromise of customer data raises the question: “How could this many zoos suffer data breaches at the same time?”

The answer is actually quite simple, but is rarely top of mind for consumers as we go about our day-to-day lives. Continue reading

Building Barriers Against the Top Three Business Fraud Threats

Fraudsters are always in the market for a lucrative new target. So what’s the most information-rich, security-poor victim they can exploit? A small business, of course.

According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the typical organization loses a whopping 5% of their revenue to fraud each year. And small businesses are impacted disproportionately harder by fraud with a median loss of $154,000.

Thankfully, there are a few tricks small business owners can use to combat potential fraud. You just have to start by looking at the main entry points of exploitation: occupational fraud, cyberattacks and identity theft. Continue reading