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

Key Take-Aways of the New HIPAA Omnibus Rule

Posted on Jul 23 2013 by

The number of medical data breaches continues to escalate, and so, it seems, do the consequences for experiencing one. Medical data breaches accounted for more than a third (34.5 percent) of all data breaches that occurred in 2012, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. Whether a large corporate hospital or a local dental office, […]

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A Look Back at HIPAA’s Data Breach Security and Protection History

Posted on Jul 02 2013 by

For healthcare businesses, the wait is over. When the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) released its Omnibus Rule on January 17, 2013 amending the HIPAA privacy and data breach protection laws, it capped a 17 year evolution of medical cyber security regulations. In 1996 The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was […]

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Cyber Insurance Adds to Cyber Security

Posted on Jun 04 2013 by

The purpose of any type of insurance is to protect your most valuable assets so in order to combat the prevalence of cyber attacks and data breaches, an increasing number of businesses in the health-care, financial services and technology industries have purchased cyber insurance policies to protect themselves from the crippling cost of a data […]

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Controversial Cyber Security Bill Passes The House

Posted on May 07 2013 by

Despite President Obama’s January signing of an Executive Order (EO) which outlines national cyber security policies in protecting U.S. companies and government agencies against cyber threats, the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was passed in a 288-127 House vote sending it now to the Senate.¹ CISPA supporters say the act will help […]

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Data breach numbers are up worldwide

Posted on Mar 26 2013 by

In 2012, data breaches spanned multiple countries across a wide variety of industries. As cloud storage, user mobility and virtualization become more prevalent in business and IT practices, cyber security threats have become equally prevalent.  Safeguarding data has become a top priority and is now mandatory for organizations of all sizes from small businesses to […]

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Learn how to accelerate your response to a breach

Posted on Mar 05 2013 by

Responding to a data breach quickly and accurately is the key to minimizing damage and steering clear of litigation and hefty fines. In our third “Answer Men” podcast, a global privacy attorney offers tips on how to accelerate your response to a data breach. Ozzie Fonseca, Experian’s Senior Director of Data Breach Resolution, interviews Miriam […]

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Five Tips to Combat a Denial of Service Cyber Attack

Posted on Feb 26 2013 by

Who’s next? That’s a question probably lingering on the minds of many American banking executives these days. After all, eight U.S. banks were hammered by distributed denial of service (DDoS) cyber attacks in recent weeks and more could be in the works. A DDoS attack typically floods a website or network with so much traffic […]

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Information Superiority can boost cybersecurity and prevent data breaches

Posted on Feb 14 2013 by

In today’s data driven world, information is king so if you are not armed with the same information as your competitor or worse, experience a data breach, an information imbalance can occur that puts you at a disadvantage. In the public sector, an information imbalance is also known as an “asymmetric threat” and can dramatically […]

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Chubb Survey discovers U.S. public companies’ number one fear

Posted on Jan 15 2013 by

In 2012, FBI Director Robert Mueller stated, “There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those that will be. Even that is merging into one category: those that have been hacked and will be again.”  Given this warning, companies who are serious about protecting themselves from cyber thieves need to […]

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When it comes to data breach, hackers are not the biggest threat

Posted on Dec 27 2012 by

Human errors are the most common threats to exposing a person’s personal information to data breaches according to an analysis of reported data breaches by Rapid7, a security intelligence company. Rapid7 compiled the data breach information for the report based on the number of reported public information data breaches from January 2009 to May 2012 […]

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