By Maria Lobato, Director of Marketing

María is responsible for driving external communication efforts to position Easy Solutions as the global leader of Total Fraud Protection. In this role, she handles announcements, media relations and events to increase brand awareness and lead generation. Prior to joining, Maria was Senior External Communications Analyst at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, where she led strategic visibility programs, including media relations, social media and messaging for Verizon’s cloud computing business unit, Verizon Terremark. Maria was also editor-in-chief of the Enterprise Cloud Blog.
Maria holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Management and a Master’s in Business Administration from Florida International University. She currently lives in Miami with her husband and her two Chihuahuas.

Forbes Features Fraud Prevention: Act Before It’s Too Late

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Easy Solutions’ CEO Ricardo Villadiego was recently invited to join the Forbes Technology Council, a select group of technology executives chosen to serve as thought leaders for the Forbes community. Read more

Why Are Phishing Attacks Still Effective? And What to Do

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The e-mail reads, “Click here to download your report.” It appears to be from a credible source, but the link leads to a website created solely for the purpose of information theft. Cybers-cammers strike again using phishing e-mails to trick recipients into clicking on links and typing in their personal information. In most instances the user has no idea they have walked right into a trap. According to findings recently released by Intel Security, 97% of people globally are unable to correctly identify phishing e-mails. Read more

FORTUNE: Banks Put Hacked Credit Cards on Watch Lists to Help Reduce Fraud Costs

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Fortune Magazine penned an article recently, on how banks are putting hacked credit cards on ‘watch lists’, rather than canceling them immediately, thereby helping banks (and therefore their end users), reduce the overall cost of fraud to an organization. As our CEO, Ricardo Villadiego, notes in the article, ‘”Fraud is a numbers game.” Read more

InfoRisk Today on P.F. Chang’s Breach

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ImageInfoRiskToday (http://www.inforisktoday.co.uk/) has a great article out today, that highlights some of the key developments in the P.F. Chang’s breach.

While there are no indicators of card fraud yet, we’ll be monitoring closely for any activity. Easy Solutions’ Bryan Jardine also shares his insights within the piece, noting that “Often the valuation of a card decreases over time. It is more cost-effective for the fraudsters to get them on the market as quickly as possible. This is easy money for them.” For the full article, visit http://www.inforisktoday.co.uk/pf-changs-breach-6-key-developments-a-6961/op-1