With one billion records estimated to have been compromised last year, and millions more exposed so far in 2015, it’s no surprise that the safety of personal information has become a priority for all Americans.
To address this concern, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a new website, www.identitytheft.gov, to help victims of identity theft.
The website lists the steps that victims need to take, explains their rights, provides sample letters to help victims resolve their identity theft, and details the warning signs of identity theft as well as what to do when specific pieces of information have been lost or exposed. It aims to help victims react to data breach notifications and take the necessary steps to protect themselves from fraud and the wider repercussions of identity theft.
If you’ve been the victim of identity theft, you can now find all the information you need to react immediately.
Securing personal information
If your organization collects, processes, or stores personal information, you need to make sure you can guarantee its security. No one wants their customers to fall victim to identity theft as a result of inadequate security – the financial and reputational damage caused by a data breach can cause irreparable harm for a business.
An information security management system (ISMS), as prescribed by the international standard ISO 27001, provides an enterprise-wide approach to managing information security risks that encompasses people, processes, and technology.
The external validation provided by accredited ISO 27001 registration will improve an organization’s cybersecurity posture while confirming to stakeholders, suppliers, and staff that best practices are being employed. Moreover, it is also often the case that companies will achieve compliance with a host of legislative frameworks – including state data breach notification laws and federal regulations such as FISMA, the GLBA, HIPAA, and SOX – and international standards like the PCI DSS simply by achieving ISO 27001 registration.
IT Governance’s ISO 27001 Packaged Solutions provide fixed-price ISO 27001 implementation resources and consultancy support for all organizations, whatever their size, sector, or location, from under $600.
With their unique combination of standards, books, toolkits, software, training, and online consultancy, these implementation packages provide US organizations with all they need to implement the Standard and ensure their cybersecurity.