About bkrenek

Website: http://www.experian.com/databreach

Profile: 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

Posted on Sep 20 2013 by

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, but now, they are also required […]

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Will Your Medical Data Breach Response be HIPAA Compliant?

Posted on Sep 10 2013 by

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” – will your response be fast, effective […]

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Are Employee Errors Elevating Your Data Breach Risk?

Posted on Aug 15 2013 by

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 Breach Report found that two-thirds of […]

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How Many Data Breach Resolution Providers Does it Take?

Posted on Jul 17 2013 by

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 discovered, in addition to implementing a […]

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Breach Prevention Planning is Key to Data Security

Posted on Jul 09 2013 by

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 issues for their employers. Although no […]

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Reborn CISPA cyber security bill experiences déjà vu

Posted on Jun 12 2013 by

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 Intelligence Committee. CISPA focuses on improving […]

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Medical Data Breaches: A Source of Chronic Pain

Posted on May 01 2013 by

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, click the image below.

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Cyber security: a key topic at 2013 HCCA Conference

Posted on Apr 26 2013 by

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 information (PHI) protection as dictated in […]

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Secure your outsourcing practices to prevent data breaches

Posted on Apr 15 2013 by

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 found that the most common cause […]

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Final ruling for HIPAA/HITECH Act protects patients from data breaches

Posted on Mar 12 2013 by

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 is to strengthen the data and […]

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