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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How to be a Smarter Phish...

Cybercriminals and fraudsters love phishing, and they especially like casting their lures into business waters. When these emails are highly targeted and designed to mimic legitimate business communications, it’s called spearphishing. They use real logos, use proper grammar and spelling and include attachments designed to fool even sophisticated spam...

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How to Gear Up For This Tax Scam Season...

Other than accountants and CPAs, it’s a fair assumption that the only people who like tax season are scammers and fraudsters. It’s the time of the year when the bad guys take advantage of the scariest government agency – the IRS – and use our fears to their advantage....

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Lessons learned from organizations that did not have a...

For years, organizations have been warned that it isn’t if you’ll be the victim of a data breach, but when. That’s still the case—you must always be prepared for that worst-case scenario—but some organizations seem to be hit with a lot of data breaches, while others stay breach-free for...

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International data breaches are increasing and organiz...

The increase in the severity of data breaches, the spread of global attacks, and the demands of European privacy policies appears to be behind an increase in the attention high-level executives and boards of directors are paying to the ability of their firms to prevent and respond to data...

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Threats that affect data breach preparedness...

If you attended RSA Conference 2019 in San Francisco, one of the largest cybersecurity conferences in the world, you probably heard a lot of chatter surrounding third-party security risks, the skyrocketing number of endpoints and the lack of visibility of what users are able to access, and concerns that...

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The importance of good governance in data breach prepa...

When it comes to preventing data breaches and hacks, effective cybersecurity starts at the top, according to findings revealed in Experian’s “Sixth Annual Study: Is Your Company Ready for a Big Data Breach?” For the first time, the annual study includes a special analysis to scrutinize the behavior of...

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7 Key Lessons From Companies That Prevented Data Breac...

Any responsible business manager knows that protection business and client data ia a vital part of running a success organization. Now a new report identifies key factors that can improve a company’s ability to avoid hacks and data breaches. And here’s the good news: These tactics really work. During...

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The State of Data Breach Preparedness...

Cyberattacks skyrocketed in 2018, thanks in part to the dramatic rise of endpoints and devices and also to the improving sophistication of the attacks. This increase in cyberattacks means the risk of your organization suffering a data breach have also gone up. Are you prepared? That’s the question raised...

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Predictions for the data breach industry in 2019...

Data privacy dominated the headlines in 2018, thanks largely to the implementation of GDPR. Even with the new emphasis on protecting data, there were still high-profile data breaches dominating headlines. On the positive side, organizations are more prepared than ever to address cybersecurity incidents. However, cybercriminals remain one step...

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Putting Together an Effective Data Breach Response Pla...

Experian has officially released their 2018-2019 Data Breach Response Guide. Last year, there were more than 5,000 data breaches globally, with nearly 1500 originating in the U.S. It’s a number that promises to rise, as cybercriminals become more sophisticated with their attacks and with a growing attack landscape, thanks...

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Data Breach Industry Forecast 2018 – Check In...

The Experian Data Breach Resolution team welcomed 2018 with five predictions of this year’s top data breach trends. Nine months into 2018, we take a look to see how the predictions have played out. Trend Prediction 1: The United States may experience its first large-scale attack on critical infrastructure,...

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GDPR: Checking In...

Months have passed since GDPR went into effect, and already we’re seeing an impact. Our counterparts in the UK, for example, note that event reporting is seven times higher over the last three months than it has been in the last year. This indicates that people respect the new...

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