About ofonseca

Website: http://www.experian.com/databreach

Profile: Ozzie Fonseca is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) who serves as Director of Experian’s Data Breach Resolution Group. Ozzie has been involved in the identity protection arena for nearly a decade, and in his current role has managed thousands of data breach response plans for clients of every size, and for events involving from hundreds to millions of victims.During his tenure, Ozzie has worked with countless privacy and compliance professionals in virtually every industry, and consistently brings to the table his extensive practical experience in handling large scale breach notifications, setting up incident response call centers and in providing best-in-class identity protection and fraud resolution services.Before his involvement in the privacy arena, Ozzie spent most of his career as an educator in the auto insurance, telecom and credit industries responsible for developing training programs across the corporate spectrum.Ozzie holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Administration.He can be contacted at 949.567.3851 or Ozzie.Fonseca@experian.com.

Posts by ofonseca

Following Personal Identifying Information (PII) Down the Black Net Road

Posted on Aug 11 2015 by

As a business manager savvy to security risks, you may be well aware of the costs consumers and businesses incur when personal identifying information (PII) is stolen in a data breach. But once the information is taken from your system, do you know what happens next? Do you understand the route PII travels from its […]


After a Data Breach: Keeping Customers Informed

Posted on Jul 29 2015 by

A data breach can increase a consumer’s risk of falling victim to identity theft. In order to mitigate this risk, federal and state governments have instituted regulations regarding the notification of affected consumers. But many consumers – inundated by news of mega breaches – may experience data breach fatigue, and do little or nothing at […]


Are Your Employees Data Breach Risks?

Posted on Jul 14 2015 by

Your employees are your greatest asset, but they may also pose the greatest data breach risk to your organization. Unfortunately, multiple studies and research point to employees as the leading cause of data breaches. Employees may put your data at risk in a number of ways; from failing to practice good password habits to losing a […]


Recognize Internet Safety Month As a Reminder To Keep Data Secure

Posted on Jun 02 2015 by

Airtight firewalls and current-to-the-minute defensive software aren’t enough to keep your organization safe from cyber attacks. Your IT team could be doing everything right, and your company may still be at risk from internal threats – because just one employee thinks that cybersecurity isn’t his or her job. Our Second Annual Data Breach Preparedness Study […]


Damage Beyond Cost: How Data Breaches Undermine Consumer Confidence

Posted on Apr 21 2015 by

When a data breach occurs, the monetary costs can be horrific for the affected company. The Target cyberattack cost the retailer more than $17 million, the Washington Post reported. The breach of health insurance company Anthem earlier this year is already running cost estimates in excess of $100 million. Yet even when the monetary costs […]


Healthcare industry continues to be plagued by breaches

Posted on Mar 26 2015 by

Being right is sometimes a double-edged sword. In our 2015 Data Breach Industry Forecast, the Experian Data Breach Resolution team predicted that healthcare-related data breaches would continue to be a growing concern in the coming year. Already, the news is verifying our prediction. As of the last week of February, 2015, 29 healthcare industry-related breaches […]


7 simple, insightful steps for auditing your data breach response plan

Posted on Mar 17 2015 by

Daily data breach headlines are likely enough to convince you that cyber threats continue to evolve. To remain effective, your data breach response plan also needs to keep up. It’s imperative that your company reassesses its data breach response approaches regularly. We recommend auditing your plan at least quarterly – more frequently if you have reason […]


Experian Hosts Stellar Panel Discussion at IAPP

Posted on Mar 06 2015 by

Cybersecurity thought-leaders from many industries gathered in Washington, D.C. this week for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit. The Experian Data Breach Resolution team was on hand to talk about data breach preparedness and how 2014 was a game-changing year for everyone concerned with cyber security. We fielded a stellar group of experts […]


Data Breach in the News: Winter 2015

Posted on Feb 17 2015 by

You learn a lot about emerging and evolving risks when you help more than 3,000 organizations manage breaches of all kinds, as the Experian Data Breach Resolution team did in 2014. We shared many of our insights in our Second Annual Data Breach Industry Forecast, and recent headlines support many of the predictions we’ve made. […]


ProtectMyID® Gets Even Better with Payment Fraud Protection through BillGuard

Posted on Jan 26 2015 by

Payment card fraud is on the rise; the costs of debit and credit card fraud have increased $3 billion since 2012, hitting a staggering $11 billion last year according to Javelin Strategy & Research. Chances are high that a number of your customers have either been affected by fraud or identity theft, or know someone […]