One of the largest, and potentially the most dangerous, complications regarding information safety that are faced by Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) is the amount of cybercrime that happens. From phishing to spamming, fraud to identity theft, it seems that no information is truly protected anymore.
The National Association for Professional Background Screeners put out a letter today addressing the dangers of Ransomware. Ransomware is a type of computer virus that encrypts your files, then requires a ransom for the return (decryption) of your files. This type of cybercrime can happen to anyone, and learning how to protect yourself and your company from it is always good information to have. For more information and tips on how to protect yourself and company, you can read the full article put out by NAPBS by following the link at the bottom of this post.
Data security is one of the highest priorities in Consumer Reporting. A consumer’s personal information should remain protected at all times, and restricting access to only those who require it ensures that private and personal information is secure. This reduces the risk of information falling into the wrong hands, and helps lessen the risk of liability surrounding data privacy.
Please contact Advanced Reporting with any questions you may have regarding your background screening needs.
NAPBS – iTip: Ransom Ware on the Rise 3/10/2016 http://portal.napbs.com/files/resource_library/Best%20Practices/iTip%20-%20Ransom%20Ware%20on%20the%20Rise.pdf