bkrenek

As a Senior Director with Experian Data Breach Resolution, Bob Krenek is responsible for managing multiple national accounts including several within the financial and healthcare sectors. Bob has a depth of experience in data breach resolution and has managed many of the largest data breach incidents in the country including incidents in the government, healthcare and financial sectors. Bob has held numerous management positions in the banking industry and is currently the dedicated data breach resolution account manager for one of the nation’s largest healthcare plans. Prior to joining Experian, he served as vice president of sales and regional vice president for Clarke American where he managed the national sales force for the credit union division and regional sales force for the banking division. He was also an officer of the company. Bob received a bachelor’s administration degree in business from the University of Kentucky and has had continuing executive management training from J.L. Kellogg School of Management, Wharton School and Darden Graduate School of Business. He can be contacted at 770.619.1778 or bob.krenek@experian.com

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Roadmap to Business Associate Agreements...

Under the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule, business associate agreements (BAA) are required more often. But do you know how often? This is crucial to know because the Omnibus Rule compliance deadline is Sept. 23, 2013. BAAs are still required between healthcare organizations and business associates, as they were in the past,...

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Will Your Medical Data Breach Response be HIPAA Compli...

The deadline is approaching for health care providers to comply with the updated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which specifically addresses medical data breach notification requirements. When a breach occurs – and remember, the experts tell us it is a question of “when” and not “if” –...

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Are Employee Errors Elevating Your Data Breach Risk?...

People make mistakes and the results can be catastrophic. A new study by the Ponemon Institute and Symantec now tells us employee error is more often to blame for the catastrophe of a data breach than hackers, malware or other malicious acts. The 2013 Ponemon Cost of a Data...

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How Many Data Breach Resolution Providers Does it Take...

In today’s data driven world, most security experts agree that when it comes to data breaches, most businesses need to recognize it’s not a matter of what to do “if “ they experience a breach but what to do WHEN they experience a breach. After an incident is first...

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Breach Prevention Planning is Key to Data Security...

No matter how popular or successful a brand is, recent data breaches occurring at several well-known consumer and social networking sites have demonstrated that no company is immune from a breach of data. These incidents caused concern not only for consumers but it can potentially also create data security...

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Reborn CISPA cyber security bill experiences déjà vu...

Backed by the momentum created by the signing of President Obama’s Executive Order earlier this year regarding the U.S. national cyber security policies, the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was reintroduced to the House by its authors Reps. Mike Rogers and Dutch Ruppersberger, heads of the House...

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Medical Data Breaches: A Source of Chronic Pain...

With over 870,000 medical records exposed in data breaches in just the first quarter of 2013, medical data breaches have become a source of chronic pain for healthcare organizations   Adding to this complexity is the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule.  For additional resources to help you accelerate your healthcare data breach resolution,...

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Cyber security: a key topic at 2013 HCCA Conference...

The 17th annual Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Compliance Institute Conference took place in National Harbor, MD and was attended by healthcare personnel and data protection and security professionals.  Key topics covered in various panels related to cyber security issues including medical identity theft, data breaches and patient health...

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Secure your outsourcing practices to prevent data brea...

Outsourcing can be risky business. The Ponemon Institute reports that 65% of companies who outsourced work to a vendor have had a data breach involving consumer data and 64% say it has happened more than once.  Their study, Securing Outsourced Consumer Data, sponsored by Experian® Data Breach Resolution also...

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Final ruling for HIPAA/HITECH Act protects patients fr...

By now you are aware that the much anticipated final ruling from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding regulations implementing the security, privacy, and data breach notification provisions of the HITECH Act were released on January 17, 2013.  The HHS’s hope in issuing this final rule...

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Dramatic changes on horizon for healthcare breach noti...

Healthcare data breaches will be treated much differently under the new HIPAA Omnibus rule. But do you know how? Find out in the latest installment of our “Answer Men” podcast series. Answer man Bob Krenek, also known as Experian’s Senior Director of Data Breach Resolution, interviews healthcare attorney Paula...

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5th Annual HIMSS Survey reports progress in medical da...

The recently released 2012 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Security Survey reports a notable increase in security measures undertaken by U.S.hospitals to protect their electronic records from data breaches.  However, their counterparts in healthcare, private physician practices have not been as diligent in implementing cyber security measures...

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