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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Data Privacy Day: A day to recognize data protection a...

Today’s digital world has enabled us to enjoy and take advantage of all that the internet and digital communications have to offer, however, in our progressively connected society, the benefits also come with risks. In the United States, identity theft is the largest type of consumer fraud affecting more...

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10,000 identity fraud rings discovered in the Southeas...

When people hear “identity fraud,” they usually conjure up images of a lone hacker furtively typing on a laptop.  However the reality is identity theft is largely committed by identity fraud rings composed of two or more criminals actively working together.  Currently in the U.S., there are more than...

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Little progress made in the prevention of medical data...

Since stricter regulations were imposed in 2009, the healthcare industry’s track record on patient data protection and security has made very little improvement according to the latest study from Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST)1.  The study reports that from 2009 to the first half of 2012, there have been...

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‘Tis the season for National Identity Theft Prevention...

December is not only the shop ‘til you drop season, it’s also National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness month, reminding retailers and businesses that they need to not only protect themselves from a data breach but also make their employees aware of identity fraud scammers who target seasonal help. ...

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Feds seek remedies for medical identity theft...

As medical data breaches continue to spike, the federal government is seeking remedies to try and prevent medical identity theft. Nearly 21 million Americans are at risk of having their medical identities stolen after having their healthcare records exposed in data breaches.1 And that’s just since September 2009, when...

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Three tips for choosing a cloud provider...

To cloud or not to cloud? That is the question. And while there’s no questioning the convenience and benefits of cloud storage – you can access your data from multiple devices and save space on your own servers – there are questions regarding how secure cloud storage really is....

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IAPP Privacy Academy: Will you be there?...

Join us for an interactive discussion on key data breach mistakes and how to overcome them on October 11 at the IAPP Privacy Academy in San Jose. Also, stop by the Experian booth to meet our team, network with your peers, and enter for a chance to win an...

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Infographic: Our clients speak out...

Experian Data Breach Resolution surveyed a sample of clients to find out who they are and what they think of our...

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U.S. beats Germany, U.K. and France when it comes to d...

The U.S. tops Germany, the U.K. and France when it comes to data breach notification costs. In other words, it costs American companies more to notify people of a data breach when their personal information is lost or stolen. The Ponemon Institute, which recently conducted a global data breach...

Read More U.S. beats Germany, U.K. and France when it comes to data breach notification costs, but why?
World-class scammers vie for Olympic gold...

Swimmers may be stealing the spotlight, but it’s scammers who are taking home the gold–in the form of stolen credit card numbers, PINs, consumers’ personal identities. One familiar con trotted out this year (and every Olympics) is ticket fraud, including what Britons call ‘ticket touting’ (scalping) and its more...

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Webinar: Data breaches can happen anytime, anywhere...

Can you imagine losing backup disks containing information for 300,000 patients? Or having computer back-up tapes stolen? What if someone hacked into your network servers or lost important laptops? These aren’t hypothetical scenarios. They’re real data breach cases that have occurred in recent years. Can this happen to you?...

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Vigilance is still the best medicine for avoiding medi...

The latest Ponemon Institute Medical Identity Theft survey reflects the classic good news, bad news scenario. The good news is that more consumers understand how medical identity theft happens, and the importance of checking healthcare invoices and records for accuracy. The bad news is that the victim count has...

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