If there was ever any doubt about the importance of data security, consider that the total number of breaches does not appear to be slowing down in the least. Since 2005, the total number has grown from about 580 million records in 2011 to about 870 million in 2014, and more than 250 million of those records have occurred from 574 breaches in the financial and insurance services sector, according to Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (https://www.privacyrights.org/data-breach/new).
Social media has contributed to the blurring of boundaries between work lives and personal lives, partly because social media sites are open to both personal and work-related content, which can be posted from home computers as well as work computers.
CAMICO has seen an uptick in calls from policyholders reporting that clients are receiving scam calls from individuals claiming to be Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents or Criminal Investigation Division (CID) agents. These scam calls are designed to get the taxpayers to respond and to divulge personal identity information.