When our lives move quickly, we sometimes risk data security in exchange for convenience or instant gratification. However, seemingly small decisions result in deep and lasting consequences if you lose your identity. Here are a few common scenarios that pose outsized risk to your security:
These are common mistakes people make every day. More than one in four Americans don’t shred their mail, leaving personal information intact for dumpster-diving fraudsters. 1 A recent Experian study revealed that 70 percent of consumers globally are “willing to share more personal data” with online organizations, especially if they believe it will provide greater security or convenience. 2 Two in three adults admit to reusing passwords. 3
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1 “Poll: Americans Leave Their Personal Information Open to Thieves,” Creditcards.com, February 2019
2 2019 Global Identity and Fraud Report, Experian
3 “Google Survey Finds Two in Three Users Reuse Passwords,” Info Security Magazine, February 2019
This information is meant to be a broad overview and should not be the only source you consult for evaluating your risk management needs. Adherence to the above guidelines does not ensure coverage under your policy, nor does it guarantee your risk will be accepted by our company or that your property or operations are safe, healthful, or in compliance with laws, rules, or regulations. Coverage is determined by specific policy provisions, limitations and exclusions that can only be expressed in the policy itself.