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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.

5 Key Predictions for the Data Breach Industry...

Dec 07 2016 by
Defending against cyberattacks is like playing a game against an opponent who keeps changing the rules mid-play. Of course, data breaches and cybercrime are serious issues for every business. Yet recent research from the Ponemon Institute indicates too many businesses aren’t taking the game seriously enough, or taking the steps necessary to play at their best. While it’s impossible to pinpoint exactly what cyber...

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Prediction Check In: How Hacktivism is Shaping AmericansR...

Nov 15 2016 by
The number of hacktivism incidents — breaking into a computer network for political or social motivations — has declined in 2016, but their impact has mushroomed. In late 2015, we predicted hacktivism’s impact would escalate throughout 2016, and that has certainly proven to be true throughout the year. Hacktivism accounted for just over 11 percent of all cyberattacks in 2016, according to the...

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Check-in on Industry Predictions: Healthcare Breaches...

Nov 02 2016 by
Late last year, our Third Annual Data Breach Industry Forecast predicted cybercriminals would continue to focus their attacks on healthcare institutions, inspired by the knowledge that the black market value of medical records continues to surpass the value of credit card numbers. Industry experts we interviewed also predicted employee missteps would be a source of healthcare breaches. Entering the final quarter of...

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Practicing What We Preach: Updated Data Breach Response Guid...

Sep 20 2016 by
Even if you’re only an occasional reader of this blog, by now you know the Experian Data Breach Resolution team strongly advocates not only having a data breach plan in place for your organization, but that you also update it regularly. Research shows not enough companies are taking that advice; while an encouraging 86 percent of companies surveyed for the Fourth Annual study "Is Your Company Ready for a Big Data...

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Practice Makes Perfect: Are You Perfecting Your Data Breach ...

Sep 07 2016 by
At least once during the child-rearing journey, every parent must counsel a kid who wants to give up on something too soon — playing a sport or musical instrument, participating in a club — because it’s difficult to do well right away. When that happens, the parent may well remind the child that almost no one is great at everything right away; practice makes perfect! Are you taking that axiom to heart and...

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

Aug 23 2016 by
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 million-plus records, and countless other records may...

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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 from a data breach. Minimize potential...

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