Looking Back on the Equifax Data Breach

The Calm After the Storm 

When you hear that 143 million Americans were affected by the Equifax data breach, it’s natural to feel a bit on edge.

It’s scary to know that you may have been involved in a data breach. The size and scope of the Equifax data breach makes us wonder: what happened to our information, what should we do, and how can we protect our information in the future?

We want to make sure you’re taking full advantage of your Identity Protection Program powered by EZShield. Our award-winning products and services are here to help you secure, monitor and restore your information – especially after security events like these. 

If your information was exposed in this breach, don’t panic. Below are some common misconceptions about data breaches and identity crimes, as well as ways your identity protection can help you navigate through them. Continue reading

Why Your Small Business Needs a Password Manager

Passwords in Your Business 

In today’s world, there’s not much you can do to avoid using passwords. Within your small business, passwords are used to protect your sensitive documents, employee, vendor and customer information, as well as trade secrets, business funds and more. 

Criminals will often target your business – a hub of highly sensitive information – over individuals simply because businesses hold larger pools of valuable data. Even if you follow sufficient security standards, change your passwords regularly and incorporate strict password policies, sometimes bad password habits can still slip through the cracks.

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