Identity theft is a growing concern today as more and more users rely on Internet connections for business, personal communications and financial needs.
This serious crime involves the theft of a users personally identifying information like their social security number or credit card numbers – which are then used to commit fraud.
Still, as more and more people rely on technology, threat levels are going unmonitored.
Reportedly, identity theft continues to grow worse each year: Federal authorities now estimate it affects 10 million Americans annually.
Fixing those threats once they occur – if possible – costs users thousands of dollars and time spent trying to repair their name and credit records.
Even with protection software and a better awareness of these threats, criminals have grown more sophisticated and are finding loopholes to launch their attacks on innocent users. To help households and consumers protect against these attacks, or minimize the damage by catching them early, Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Kindsight is offering consumers threat protection services through their Internet Service Providers.
To find out more, TMC CEO Rich Tehrani (News - Alert) recently sat down for a video interview with Mike Gassewitz, the president and CEO of Kindsight.
Gassewitz described the company as an ID theft protection company that provides a service by partnering with ISPs and putting technology in their networks that analyzes subscriber traffic and looks for the presence of malware threats in subscriber’s home networks.
Once a threat is found, Gassewitz said the company then sends out immediate alerts and offers step by step guidance for how to remove those threats that put personal information at risk.
For more, check out the video below:
Stefania Viscusi is an assignment editor for TMCnet, covering voice and Voice over IP technologies. She also oversees production of TMCnet's e-Newsletters in the areas of Internet telephony and speech technology. To read more of Stefania's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Stefania Viscusi