Identity theft has become one of the fastest-growing white collar crimes in the world. Just as infectious diseases can today spread faster due to technological developments like affordable jet travel, so too has the growth of identity theft exploded because of the Internet and the ubiquity of powerful computer databases.
This unfortunate expansion has brought identity theft far beyond its origins of petty thieves pilfering wallets and stealing letters from mailboxes. Violent felons and organized crime now engage in high-volume identity thefts to finance a wide variety of illegal activities. No matter who perpetrates it, identity theft is a crime – at least in those countries that have passed actual laws against it – that wreaks its own special brand of havoc. Its victims can spend hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars trying to regain control of sensitive personal information, restore credit ratings, and deflect court judgments or lawsuits.
How can consumers protect themselves in a system that was never designed to be highly secure? And how can companies ensure the integrity and security of sensitive customer and employee data? Learn more by reading the full article.
On April 10, 2007, Kroll announced the opening of its newest full-service Ontrack® Recovery laboratory and cleanroom facility in the Netherlands. As computer use per capita continues to rise rapidly in Benelux, the new site will provide customers with a local, efficient and secure option for their data recovery needs.
With the opening of this facility, Kroll is the only company in the Netherlands to offer a full suite of recovery solutions enabling recovery anywhere, anytime from virtually any operating system, storage or media type and cause of data loss. The company’s recovery solutions include Remote Data Recovery™ service, In-Lab and On-site service, do-it-yourself software, partner program and a full pre-service evaluation package.
CASE STUDY: SAVING A CAREER BEFORE IT STARTS
Working to achieve a PhD takes years of hard work, dedication, and tons of data. When a graduate student at Iowa State University recently suffered a hard drive crash, all of his hard work was in serious jeopardy.
The student worked with Iowa State University’s IT support staff to get the documents off of the Windows® XP partition, but a lot of important data was still missing. Since they did not have recovery capabilities in house, the IT staff searched for a recovery provider and was lucky to come across Ontrack Data Recovery.
After a short period in the recovery lab, Ontrack returned all of the missing data the student needed for his PhD work. The IT staff noted that Ontrack not only saved the student's work but also his degree and probably the rest of his future career.
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