Following Personal Identifying Information (PII) Down the Black Net Road

Posted on Aug 11 2015 by

As a business manager savvy to security risks, you may be well aware of the costs consumers and businesses incur when personal identifying information (PII) is stolen in a data breach. But once the information is taken from your system, do you know what happens next? Do you understand the route PII travels from its […]


After a Data Breach: Keeping Customers Informed

Posted on Jul 29 2015 by

A data breach can increase a consumer’s risk of falling victim to identity theft. In order to mitigate this risk, federal and state governments have instituted regulations regarding the notification of affected consumers. But many consumers – inundated by news of mega breaches – may experience data breach fatigue, and do little or nothing at […]


Are Your Employees Data Breach Risks?

Posted on Jul 14 2015 by

Your employees are your greatest asset, but they may also pose the greatest data breach risk to your organization. Unfortunately, multiple studies and research point to employees as the leading cause of data breaches. Employees may put your data at risk in a number of ways; from failing to practice good password habits to losing a […]


Cyber Criminals, Spies and Activists – Know the Enemy

Posted on Jun 30 2015 by

Who are behind cybercrimes? When it comes to these thieves behind computers, not all perpetrators are the same, and how they ply their attacks can vary greatly, too. To effectively protect your organization from cybercrime, it’s vital to understand the many ways in which it occurs, and the many types of cyber criminals who perpetrate […]


Data breach legislation continues to be on policymakers’ radar

Posted on Jun 24 2015 by

While there is momentum for data breach legislation, there continues to be hurdles to seeing any laws come to fruition. But there is certainly optimism. The most pressing issue today is whether a national data breach law will be passed. Most support this concept, however there is a lack of agreement on the details and […]


Recognize Internet Safety Month As a Reminder To Keep Data Secure

Posted on Jun 02 2015 by

Airtight firewalls and current-to-the-minute defensive software aren’t enough to keep your organization safe from cyber attacks. Your IT team could be doing everything right, and your company may still be at risk from internal threats – because just one employee thinks that cybersecurity isn’t his or her job. Our Second Annual Data Breach Preparedness Study […]


Could Wireless-enabled Devices Pose a Data Breach Risk?

Posted on May 19 2015 by

Do your cyber security measures address the possibility of a data breach occurring through the wireless-enabled refrigerator in the break room of your corporate headquarters? Have you made provisions if a hacker accesses sensitive data through wearable technology? Will your data breach response plan provide adequate guidance if a breach occurs through the Internet of […]


Cybercriminals Cashing in as Companies Struggle to Secure Payment Systems

Posted on May 05 2015 by

Experian Data Breach Resolution and Ponemon Institute release the first industry study that closely examines payment technologies and how companies are managing the growing threat of data breaches. The study, Data Security in the Evolving Payments Ecosystem, asked professionals to weigh in on several topics including who should be responsible for securing payment systems and […]


Ponemon Study Looks at the Security of the Payment Card Ecosystem

Posted on Apr 29 2015 by

  Payments fraud and data breaches are top security challenges for corporations across every industry, but how do the threats relate to each other? Do the newest payments technologies increase the risk of a data breach? We considered those and other pressing questions in our new study, “Data Security in the Payments Ecosystem,” conducted by […]


Damage Beyond Cost: How Data Breaches Undermine Consumer Confidence

Posted on Apr 21 2015 by

When a data breach occurs, the monetary costs can be horrific for the affected company. The Target cyberattack cost the retailer more than $17 million, the Washington Post reported. The breach of health insurance company Anthem earlier this year is already running cost estimates in excess of $100 million. Yet even when the monetary costs […]