Acumen Market Insights: Cyberattacks and What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

September 18, 2017

Acumen Wealth Advisors is dedicated to serving our relationships with an emphasis on confidentially and data security.  In today’s digital environment with so many data breaches and cyberattacks, it is a significant challenge for individuals and businesses to keep confidential information safe.  As you may have already heard, Equifax, one of the three U.S. credit reporting agencies, has recently been subjected to a cyberattack.  This cyberattack exposed the sensitive information of 143 million American consumers including social security numbers, dates of birth, and driver’s license numbers.  You are most likely affected. This data is extremely personal and could be used against people to whom it belongs.  Most troubling about this attack is this information was stolen from a company collecting our information without our express consent.  Our team has been researching the breach and looking for methods to help clients.  We found the following ways you may wish to respond to this attack along with options and reminders to protect yourself.

As the Chief Compliance Officer, I am here to answer any questions you may have about this issue and our firm’s efforts to protect against cyber security threats.  For more information on the Equifax breach, please visit  Our team continues to look for additional ways we can help.  I have included the contact information for the three reporting agencies below.  We welcome any questions you may have.

Stay safe,
Amy R Stone

TransUnion     1-800-680-7289

Experian          1-888-397-3742

Equifax            1-888-766-0008

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