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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Myth Buster: Most Consumers Aren’t at Risk for Identit...

Businesses may be increasingly aware of identity theft threats to their customers, but an Experian survey shows that many consumers still seriously underestimate their risk of falling victim to identity thieves. In fact, the persistent and harmful myth that the majority of consumers are not vulnerable to identity theft...

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Is Your Company Prepared to Deal with Dark Web Threats...

Everyone knows that the 90 percent of the iceberg below water, the part you can’t see, is the portion that can rip through the hull of a boat like damp paper. The dark web is the internet’s version of the submerged iceberg, and what happens there has the potential...

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TalkTalk fine’s message – regulators and consumers hol...

For the second time in less than a year, the United Kingdom’s data security regulator has fined one of the nation’s largest telecom companies for failing to protect customer data. The fine, and strongly worded comments from Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, should be a fresh wakeup call to all...

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The Key Role of Cybersecurity When Strategizing Your C...

Companies around the world, of every size and in every industry, are engaging in digital transformation, as they seek to leverage technology to enhance efficiency, innovate products, automate processes and transform virtually every aspect of their operations. Some are doing so strategically, focusing on the big picture of how...

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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...

Read More Prediction check-in: Nation-state conflicts escalating, business becoming collateral damage