Monday, July 21, 2008

Is LifeLock Safe?

Anytime you give out your personal information you have to wonder if it's safe. You have to give it out at your doctor's office, schools, insurance companies, even to test drive a car. What exactly will these places or sales people do to protect and secure it?

In today's world of databases and quick credit, our personal information can be just about anywhere. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, sloppy security procedures were partly to blame in many data/security breaches affecting millions of identities. Businesses are relying on defenses filled with holes big enough to drive a truck through. Heck, even the US government still uses social security numbers for identification on Medicare Cards.

So if you're wondering, "Is LifeLock® safe?", the answer is "YES".
Here's what LifeLock has to say about their security:"LifeLock is ISO 27001 certified for data and operational security and follows industry best practices to secure and protect personal information.
  • We conduct background checks on all of our employees, including regular random drug testing.
  • All of our facilities are built with the latest biometric security access as well as state-of-the-art surveillance and alarm systems.
  • No data is stored onsite.
  • No computers anywhere outside of secure data centers have our member's critical information on them."

You can find that quote on LifeLock's website . I like that last point about no computer outside of their secure data centers have member's info on them. That means there's no salesman or employee getting a laptop lost or stolen.

LifeLock took the time and effort to become ISO 27001 certified. In plain English, that means top-level security. If you want to read the technical explanation, go here:

Your personal information is 'out there' in so many places, you can never contain it now. But the one place you can be sure that your info is safe is with LifeLock.