mbruemmer

Michael Bruemmer is vice president of Experian Data Breach Resolution. With more than 25 years' industry experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge related to sales and operations. Most recently, Bruemmer served as business development director of Consumer Products at ID Analytics, where he was responsible for the development and execution of all selling strategies. Prior to his work in the identity theft and fraud resolution space, Bruemmer was vice president and general manager of Small and Medium Business for the Americas with Lenovo. During his tenure, he ran channel network and call center operations in the US, Latin America and Canada. Currently, he is a development board member for the Girl Scouts of America, and formerly served on the board of trustees for the Trinity Episcopal School in Austin, Texas. Bruemmer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Labor Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He can be contacted at 949.567.6504 or michael.bruemmer@experian.com.

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The Rise of Nation-State-Sponsored Ransomware and How ...

As if ransomware attacks weren’t diabolical enough, a new wrinkle may be emerging — hiding something even worse behind the ransomware assault. The recent Petya and WannaCry incidents, which affected hundreds of thousands of people plugged into networks in more than 150 countries, are examples of the latest trend...

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Why companies should offer post-breach monitoring serv...

When a cybersecurity incident occurs, will your organization’s data breach response contribute to customer retention or undermine it? Multiple studies and surveys illustrate that how well a company supports consumers in the wake of a security event directly affects customers’ perceptions of and loyalty to the breached company. Consumers...

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When thinking M&A, think cybersecurity...

When companies merge, acquire or are acquired, they’re exposed to a variety of threats during the transaction period, including ones that could potentially terminate the deal such as cybersecurity risks. Managing data breach and other cybersecurity risks must be a top priority for both acquired and acquiring companies to...

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Increasing leadership’s engagement in cybersecurity...

Does the c-suite give enough attention to cybersecurity? Multiple studies suggest many executives aren’t as engaged as they should be when ensuring their organizations are prepared to mitigate and manage cybersecurity risks, or respond when an incident does occur. Disengaged C-suites Nearly a quarter of risk managers polled by...

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Prediction check-in: Emerging threats present new chal...

New cyber risks emerge daily, and companies can find it challenging to maintain protections against known threats while also adjusting their response plans to account for new ones. While it’s virtually impossible to know exactly what cyber-criminals will think of next, it pays to be aware of new tools...

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Prediction check-in: The global and growing impact of ...

When domestic data breaches seem to grab headlines so regularly, it can be tempting to overlook the global nature of data breaches. However, just as economies and businesses are entwined around the world, so too are the risks of a data breach a global concern. The predictions In our...

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Survey – Most companies ill-prepared for a global data...

Most companies aren’t prepared to respond to a global data breach, and aren’t yet ready to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), even though it takes effect in less than a year, according to the latest Ponemon Institute report sponsored by Experian® Data Breach Resolution....

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Prediction check-in: Nation-state conflicts escalating...

The digital age has truly transformed all aspects of human life, including the way nations commit espionage and wage war. In our Data Breach Industry Forecast for 2017, we predicted that the nation-state digital espionage already affecting so many consumers and businesses would evolve into active conflict and possibly...

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Prediction check-in: Cyberattacks continue to plague h...

Like an unimmunized person in a roomful of flu patients, the healthcare sector continues to be at high risk of catching something unpleasant. Cyberattacks and data breaches jeopardize the well-being of healthcare organizations of every size, and too often their exposure is a result of not doing everything they...

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Why Do Phishing Fears Top the List of Security Profess...

Risk managers, legal experts and brokers say phishing and social engineering are, by far, the biggest security threats facing their companies and clients. In fact, 80 percent of legal experts polled by Advisen for Experian Data Breach Resolution’s 2017 Cyber Risk Preparedness and Response Survey, 68 percent of brokers...

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Survey- Worries over complacency and overconfidence ke...

Your company may have a response plan in place to handle cybersecurity breaches. You may have had professional help in putting your plan together and managing it. But cybersecurity experts still aren’t convinced your organization will be able to effectively implement the plan when an incident occurs. That was...

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Prediction check-in: Is it over yet for passwords?...

World Password Day just passed, and we have to ask — are passwords passé yet? Earlier this year, in our fourth annual Data Breach Industry Forecast, we predicted aftershock breaches would hasten the demise of passwords and expedite the broader adoption of multi-factor authentication to verify users. In 2016,...

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