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 […]


Don’t Fall for Phishing Scams

Posted on Apr 07 2015 by

Picture this all-too-plausible scenario: a small business owner receives an authentic-looking email from a payee with whom his company regularly does business. The email states that due to lost records, the company will stop issuing payments to the small business unless someone verifies account information by clicking an enclosed link and completing an online form. […]


Healthcare industry continues to be plagued by breaches

Posted on Mar 26 2015 by

Being right is sometimes a double-edged sword. In our 2015 Data Breach Industry Forecast, the Experian Data Breach Resolution team predicted that healthcare-related data breaches would continue to be a growing concern in the coming year. Already, the news is verifying our prediction. As of the last week of February, 2015, 29 healthcare industry-related breaches […]


7 simple, insightful steps for auditing your data breach response plan

Posted on Mar 17 2015 by

Daily data breach headlines are likely enough to convince you that cyber threats continue to evolve. To remain effective, your data breach response plan also needs to keep up. It’s imperative that your company reassesses its data breach response approaches regularly. We recommend auditing your plan at least quarterly – more frequently if you have reason […]


Experian Hosts Stellar Panel Discussion at IAPP

Posted on Mar 06 2015 by

Cybersecurity thought-leaders from many industries gathered in Washington, D.C. this week for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit. The Experian Data Breach Resolution team was on hand to talk about data breach preparedness and how 2014 was a game-changing year for everyone concerned with cyber security. We fielded a stellar group of experts […]