Government Insights

Remote Access — Do You Know Who Is In Your Data?

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Just over 80 percent of HR managers in a recent survey gave their agencies a grade of B or C for progress in meeting the Telework Enhancement Act’s goals of using telework to achieve greater flexibility in workforce management Letting workers access sensitive systems and data from off-site locations and, potentially, using uncontrolled devices raises a [Read More...]

Tax Intelligence – Maximizing WOTC ROI

Maximize Your WOTC ROI

As the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is currently in hiatus status, it is more important than ever for companies that hire to ensure that their WOTC capture program is as effective as it can be to ensure maximum credit value generation once the program is renewed.  Recall that even when WOTC is in hiatus, [Read More...]

Combating Identity Misuse and Fraud in a Global, Social Economy

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Illicit use of identities has been occurring for many years; however, due to the faceless nature of e-commerce and now consumer banking, the impacts are being felt in a painful way across all industries. It is not uncommon for fraud losses to be measured in the tens of millions of dollars, and these losses have [Read More...]

Assessing Risk for the Best Fraud Prevention

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Leading analysts have called for a layered security model to protect against online fraud, account take-over, and financial loss.  Trends are also showing that businesses need to improve the interactive end user experience by minimizing intrusive authentication methods while still maintaining security for online transactions and reducing the opportunities for fraud. There is a way [Read More...]

States react to data breaches and potential identity fraud

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The state of Montana recently announced that a server at the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services was hacked in May, exposing 1.3 million records potentially including names, addresses, birth dates and Social Security numbers. In 2012, a data breach at the South Carolina Department of Revenue exposed tax records and financial information [Read More...]

Improving Patient Outcomes through Secure Data Exchanges

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Michael Nelson recently presented at the WEDI Annual Conference on the topic of Secure Medical Record Exchanges. Sharing patient information across healthcare networks helps providers offer better care, improve patient outcomes, and reduce costs. However, as more and more health information becomes available electronically through secure data exchanges – Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and Health [Read More...]

Fraud Prevention ‘Best Practices’ Video

Fraud Best Practices video

We have recently released a video interview with Gasan Awad, Identity and Fraud Product Leader, offering insight and best practices for financial institutions to minimize fraud and identity misuse from account acquisition through post-acquisition transactions that are high-risk for account take-over and theft. Mr. Awad highlights the importance of a layered defense to minimize fraud [Read More...]

Agency Fight against Fraud and Identity Theft

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In the Final Report issued on March 28, 2014 , the office of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said that it identified and confirmed 28,076 fraudulent tax returns involving identity theft. “Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes nationwide, and refund fraud caused by identity theft is one of the biggest [Read More...]

2014 Farm Bill Requires New Report to Prove SNAP Benefits Not Paid to the Deceased

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A provision of the 2014 Farm Bill requires agencies to submit a report to the USDA to prove they haven’t issued benefits to the deceased. Section 4032 of the Agricultural Act of 2014, “Annual State report on verification of SNAP participation,” says that agencies must submit a report to the Secretary of Agriculture …containing sufficient [Read More...]