When a complete set of personally identifiable information (PII) is sold on the Internet, it’s all a criminal needs to steal an identity. And research from Armor Defense has shown that the cost to steal that identity is only thirty to forty dollars.

A “fullz ” (i.e.: full set of personal information) for a U.S. consumer contains a person’s full name, birth date, Social Security number, address, phone number, driver’s license number, and mother’s maiden name. For an extra ten to twenty-five dollars, sellers will add an individual’s credit card data, bank account data, bank security questions and answers, employer, or other critical information.

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Ross is the CISO at Symplexity. He has achieved CCIE Security and CISSP certifications, an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, and has 20 years of experience in the fields of computer and network security engineering and consulting. Ross provides virtual CISO services for our Symplexity Secure clients and helps them to identify information security risks and implement administrative, procedural, and technical controls to mitigate. He works effectively with both technical and managerial personnel and is a trusted resource for our clients.

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