Tips to Prevent Falling Victim to Personal Security Breaches

5 tips for staying safe online from a Google security expert

TIME

Stop using the same password everywhere, for one.

We’re living in the age of the data breach. From Target to Home Depot, a growing number of companies have been targeted by hackers hoping to score customers’ personal data and credit card numbers.

Unfortunately for consumers, there’s little we can do to be sure the companies we’re shopping at are doing enough to prevent these kinds of incidents. However, we can take precautions to secure ourselves in case our personal information is ever stolen.

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Detect Lies and Avoid Being Scammed

How to tell if someone is lying, according to science

TIME

Wouldn’t it be nice to know how to tell if someone is lying?

We’re going to see what the research has to say on detecting lies, avoiding deception and more. And this is the industrial strength package. We’ll look at how to avoid being deceived by the pros in this arena: con artists.

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6 Ways Technology Could Predict Fraud

The future of fraud-busting

The Atlantic

Humans are startlingly bad at detecting fraud. Even when we’re on the lookout for signs of deception, studies show, our accuracy is hardly better than chance.

Technology has opened the door to new and more pervasive forms of fraud: Americans lose an estimated $50 billion a year to con artists around the world, according to the Financial Fraud Research Center at Stanford University. But because computers aren’t subject to the foibles of emotion and what we like to call “intuition,” they can also help protect us. Here’s how leading fraud researchers, neuroscientists, psychiatrists, and computer scientists think technology can be put to work to fight fraud however it occurs—in person, online, or over the phone.

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Organization Cultures, Good vs. Bad

Seven security cultures that can help or hurt your organization

CSO

It's hasn't been that long since my book People-Centric Security hit the shelves, but I'm already hearing "the question" pop up in my conversations.

"What's the best security culture?"

There's no one answer. "Good" culture depends on what an organization hopes to achieve. But since most security programs follow a first principle of preventing breaches, I can offer some example cultures that are more or less suited ("good" or "bad" approaches) to meeting that goal.

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An Exodus of Hidden Accounts from Switzerland

The world’s favorite new tax haven is the United States

Bloomberg

Last September, at a law firm overlooking San Francisco Bay, Andrew Penney, a managing director at Rothschild & Co., gave a talk on how the world’s wealthy elite can avoid paying taxes.

His message was clear: You can help your clients move their fortunes to the United States, free of taxes and hidden from their governments.

Some are calling it the new Switzerland.

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Confidence Scams Swindle Finnish Comanies

Police investigate bogus CEOs as listed companies lose millions to fraud

YLE UUTISET

Finland's National Bureau of Investigation is looking into several cases involving major confidence fraud that has cost Finnish stock-listed companies millions of euros. Officials are investigating nearly 40 reported cases in which the scam artists have posed as company CEOs and persuaded finance employees to pay out sums of up to one million euros. The EU’s law enforcement body Europol told Yle that it has made its firsts arrests in Israel.

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