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National Cyber Security Awareness Month Spotlights Sec...

National cyber security month is the perfect time to check in on your data breach prevention efforts – have they kept up with the t...

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Are You Updating Your Breach Response Plan Often Enoug...

Are you updating your data breach response plan to respond to new threats and forensic analysis? Discover how often updates may be...

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Identity theft knows no season: Why credit monitoring ...

When do your customers think about credit monitoring? When do you, as a business, think about offering it to them? Many consumers don’t independently monitor their credit on a regular basis – multiple surveys tell us that, including those by Javelin Strategy & Research. Most of those who don’t monitor...

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Video: IAPP Panel on Employee Security Threats...

Did you miss Experian’s panel at the recent IAPP event in April? A red-hot topic in many industries, employees negligence is the primary cause of a majority of breaches. How can companies address this l...

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Facing Greater Risks, Small Businesses Still Lag in Ad...

What difference does $4.40 make? It can’t buy you much on its own, but it can make a world of difference when you’re handling the aftermath of a data breach or other cyb...

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How Can You Reduce Data Breach Costs?...

Bad news and good news emerged from the Ponemon Institute’s 2015 Cost of a Data Breach study, released in May: breach costs continue to rise, but security measures such as creating a data breach response team can significantly curb the costs of a data b...

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What the EMV Liability Shift Means for Your Business...

As of last October, the EMV liability shift is a point of reality for consumers and businesses alike. Now, if your business is not yet chip-ready and card fraud occurs in a point-of-sale transaction in which a consumer uses a chip-enabled card, you — not the card-holder or issuer...

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Following Personal Identifying Information (PII) Down ...

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...

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After a Data Breach: Keeping Customers Informed...

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,...

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Are Your Employees Data Breach Risks?...

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...

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Recognize Internet Safety Month As a Reminder To Keep ...

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...

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Damage Beyond Cost: How Data Breaches Undermine Consum...

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....

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