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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.

Top 6 Mistakes Companies Make in Data Breach Handling...

Aug 23 2016 by
Top 6 Mistakes Companies Make in Data Breach Handling A data breach can be a character-defining moment for any company. Whether you’re an international conglomerate or a small business, how you handle a data breach speaks volumes about the kind of company you are, how well you treat customers, and your long-term prognosis for business success or failure. By mid-July 2016, 538 data breaches had exposed a known 12.9...

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How Can you Trim Costs in Breach Response and Service?...

Aug 09 2016 by
Data breach costs should no longer come as a surprise to any company; in fact, you should be budgeting for data breach expenses just as you would any other expected expense. That’s one of the key messages to come out of the Ponemon Institute’s latest edition of its now-indispensable annual “Cost of a Data Breach” report. “Since first conducting this research, the cost of a data breach has not fluctuated...

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Pay, Resist or Punt? How Will Your Organization Handle a Ran...

Jul 27 2016 by
  Ransomware has been prominent over the last year. If it becomes as ubiquitous as identity theft and data breaches — and signs point in that direction – how will your organization deal with it when a hacker uses malicious code to lock you out of your own computer systems? Will you alert the authorities and turn to a ransomware IT expert to unlock the encrypted data? Will you take the risk of a costly and...

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6 Best Practices to Ensure Success When Purchasing Cyber Ins...

Jul 13 2016 by
          Hopefully, by now you’re convinced of the value of cyber insurance. In case you’re not, here’s a brief recap of the advantages of having a cyber insurance policy in place prior to a data breach: Reduce the per-record cost of a data breach by $4.40, according to Ponemon Institute’s 2015 Cost of a Data Breach report. Curb the risks of reputational damages resulting...

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Employee-Related Security Risks Are Addressed in our Latest ...

Jun 01 2016 by
What keeps your cyber security team up at night, and does it weigh equally on the minds of managers? Do they lose sleep worrying about malicious attacks from outside your organization? Or do they fear a careless employee will leave a laptop in an unlocked car or use an unsecured personal mobile device to access proprietary company information? Employee-related security risks are the top concern for security...

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Best Practices for ID Theft Services and Programs...

May 18 2016 by
While there are some critics of identity theft protection and credit monitoring services, consumers need a tool to fight against identity theft and fraud in today’s data breach climate.  As a result of this demand, there has been a flurry of new services to the market in the last few years.  The array of options is beneficial for consumers, but can also be challenging to understand what different features do and how they...

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Experian Acquires CSID...

May 11 2016 by
I am pleased to share the news on this blog that Experian has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CSIdentity Corporation (CSID), a leading provider of consumer identity management and fraud detection services. For the Data Breach Resolution group in particular, this is a major development. It will enhance our capabilities to provide best-in-class identity theft protection services to our clients who have suffered a...

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Video: 2016 Predictions – Mauricio Paez...

Mar 31 2016 by
Mauricio Paez, a partner with the international law firm Jones Day, recently joined me to share predictions about eight emerging and evolving trends in global cyberwarfare. Here are his insights: 1. Privacy and data breach litigation will continue to grow and evolve. In addition to more lawsuits related to privacy and data breaches, courts are increasingly willing to recognize identity theft as creating the...

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Video: 2016 Predictions – Jon-Michael Brook...

Mar 30 2016 by
With 2016 an election year that's already seen some evidence of campaign breach and hacking activity, how much more will we see the frequency and intensity potential increase before the polls close? Jon-Michael Brooke of Guide Holdings LLC joins me for a preview of the most significant potentials for the campaign whose data is snatched. As more and more personal and business data moves to the cloud, it's not just presidential...

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