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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GDPR: A Two-Month Check In...

More than two 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...

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New Infographic: Is Your Organization Ready for Genera...

We’re just a little more than two months out from the May 25 enforcement date for GDPR, a new set of strict rules affecting all organizations storing customer data on European Union (EU) citizens. In other words, for businesses across the globe, it’s crunch time: address GDPR compliance or...

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The Battle Against Breach Fatigue: Driving Employee En...

The Identify Theft Resource Center reported 159 data breaches occurred in just the first two months of 2018 – that’s more than two incidents each day from Jan. 1 to Feb. 28. The prevalence of cyberattacks leaves little wonder why consumers and organizations alike are experiencing “breach fatigue,” or...

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Four Ways to Prevent Tax-Related Identity Theft...

While identity theft and fraud affect millions of Americans each year, the threat especially pervasive during tax season. In fact, tax fraud was the second most common type of identity theft reported by consumers in 2017. When you consider how much highly sensitive information you share with your employer,...

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When It Comes To Cybersecurity, Don’t Forget The Basic...

From malware and phishing to expansive distributed denial-of-service attacks, the sophistication, scale, and impact of cyberattacks have evolved significantly in recent years. With data breach as the new normal, organizations must adopt stronger, more advanced technical solutions to protect sensitive data. While enhanced technology is necessary for defending against...

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When It Comes To Data Breach Preparedness, Companies A...

The cost of a data breach in the U.S. hit an all-time high in 2017 at $7.35 million. Along with financial repercussions, data breaches can result in millions of private and sensitive information compromised, affecting not just the breached company but also all individuals whose personal data may have...

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Make these resolutions for a more secure 2018...

Just as people make New Year’s Resolutions related to personal goals, companies should also take the beginning of the year as an opportunity to reflect on areas of improvement, with cybersecurity being one of the most pertinent. The number of data breaches only increased in 2017, further proving that...

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Predictions for the data breach industry in 2018...

High-profile data breaches dominated the headlines in 2017, and unfortunately, these attacks are anticipated to only increase in frequency and magnitude in 2018. Breaches like those that affected LinkedIn, Dropbox and Yahoo, serve as a wake-up call for organizations to implement processes for safeguarding sensitive data and defending against...

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THIS IS ONLY A DRILL (FOR NOW): HOW TO CONDUCT A DATA ...

“Are we next?” That’s the question companies around the world are grappling with as more high-profile data breaches make headlines. At a time when one in four organizations experience cyber-attacks, mishandling the response can do more damage than the breach itself. We take precautions against dangerous situations every day....

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How to build a bulletproof internal data breach respon...

We recently released the latest edition of our Data Breach Response Guide, a resource we’re proud to offer to business leaders to help them navigate the often-nebulous waters of incident response planning. As the threat of data breaches become no longer a matter of “if” but “when,” it’s never...

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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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