Stories from the Trenches: Data Breach Resolution

Posted on Jul 29 2014 by

Recently, I was able to share some data breach resolution insights on Experian’s Credit & Finance Talk on iHeart radio. During our chat, I gave some detail about the trends we’re currently tracking in the world of data breaches, and how this is affecting businesses and consumers: Businesses must develop a pre-breach plan, as breaches […]


Best Practices for Companies Recovering from a Data Breach

Posted on Jul 21 2014 by

You already know a data breach is bad news for everyone, consumers and the breached business alike. But you might be shocked to learn just how severe the reputational impact can be for businesses. In the latest Ponemon Institute survey, “The Aftermath of a Mega Data Breach: Consumer Sentiment,” conducted on behalf of Experian Data […]


Stress, Apathy and Winning by Default: How Consumers Respond to Data Breach Notification Letters

Posted on Jun 26 2014 by

Data breach notification letters serve multiple purposes. They ensure a breached company is compliant with data breach notification laws, they alert consumers to the breach and their involvement in it, they can warn customers of potential identity theft risks and educate them on how to cope with those risks. The one thing no company wants […]


Views on Consumer Reactions

to Data Breaches

Posted on Jun 09 2014 by

Q&A with Experian® Data Breach Resolution Vice President, Michael Bruemmer. The Ponemon Institute recently released a survey report—‘‘The Aftermath of a Mega Data Breach: Consumer Sentiment’’—sponsored by Experian Data Breach Resolution. Bloomberg BNA Privacy & Security Law Report Senior Legal Editor Donald G. Aplin posed a series of questions on the findings in the Ponemon […]


3 Steps To Ease Your Cyber Security Spring Cleaning Efforts

Posted on May 28 2014 by

No matter how diligent your organization is about cyber security, it never hurts to take a second – or even third and fourth – look at what you’re doing to secure vital data and systems. With so many of us in a spring cleaning mindset at this time of year, now is a good time […]


The Worst Things You can Say or Do in a Breach Notification Letter

Posted on May 06 2014 by

When a data breach occurs, laws and industry regulations, dictate when and if you need to notify consumers whose data might have been compromised. However, many consumers would also probably argue that you’re morally obligated, to notify them of data loss; they want you to tell them of the breach and to do so in […]


Data Breach News for the First Quarter of 2014

Posted on Apr 08 2014 by

With the first quarter of 2014 drawing to a close, now is a good time to review data breach news from the past four months and consider what that information may indicate about the state of cyber security in American businesses. As of March 21, 2014, 191 data breaches had been reported, according to the […]


Medical Data Breaches: Game-changing for Health Information Professionals

Posted on Mar 26 2014 by

While cyber crime continues to grow across industries, medical identity theft and medical data breaches are rising at a disproportionate rate. And though all identity theft can result in catastrophic damage to consumers’ financial wellbeing, medical identity theft may affect their physical health as well. Consumers are aware of the risks, too. In a recent […]


Must-do Resolutions to Improve Your Small Business’ Cyber Security

Posted on Mar 12 2014 by

As we approach the end of the 1st quarter of 2014 , small-business owners juggle a host of operational and financial objectives. Resolving to improve cyber security should be paramount among them. Cyber security risks continue to grow across all industries, regardless of an organization’s size. Data shows that being small won’t protect your company […]


Infographic: Security Concerns Cause Pain for Consumers using eHealth Resources

Posted on Mar 06 2014 by

This latest study from the Ponemon Institute examines consumer’s sentiment towards security of eHealth Resources. The study finds that attitudes and behaviors towards online activities change, based on consumer’s perceptions and privacy security concerns. Download the study here »