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

Lost memory: How memory sticks can lead to data breaches

Posted on Aug 30 2011 by

A recent survey by the Ponemon Institute uncovered some scary facts about how vulnerable companies are to the threats posed by thumb drives.

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The dollars of a data breach

Posted on Aug 16 2011 by

It’s no surprise that data breaches are expensive. The exact cost of these incidents, which have only become more spectacularly headline-grabbing in recent months, is a question that the Ponemon Institute has addressed for the past six years.

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Security vs. Commerce: Striking a balance

Posted on Aug 02 2011 by

At the recent data security and privacy hearing held by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, there appeared to be widespread agreement that national data breach laws are needed.

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Encryption: Data’s best friend

Posted on Jul 12 2011 by

When considering your company’s full breach prevention strategy, consider encryption a strong bodyguard that can play a big role in protecting data while also shielding your company from embarrassing and costly breaches.

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Is a national data breach notification law finally within reach?

Posted on Jun 28 2011 by

The White House recently released a comprehensive cyber-security policy proposal, and with it raised new hopes that a streamlined solution around data breach notification is finally at hand.

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Cyber liability insurance: 5 fast facts

Posted on Jun 14 2011 by

In this daunting time of high-wire cyber attacks, when even the most trusted brands are falling prey to tireless hackers, there’s no such thing as being too prepared.

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The high cost of data breaches just got higher

Posted on May 31 2011 by

In an effort to make data breaches even more unpalatable and motivate companies to strengthen their security practices, the Federal Trade Commission is beginning to levy punishments for security holes that invite intrusions.

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Breach notification in three easy steps

Posted on May 10 2011 by

In a recent report, Ernst and Young noted that stronger breach notification requirements are among the top privacy trends for 2011. Governments around the world are enacting or tightening regulations around breach notification, and within the U.S., individual state laws around data breach notification have had a tremendous impact on data security.

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4 breach trends to beware of

Posted on Apr 26 2011 by

According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there were 54 banking-related data breaches in 2010, down from the 62 breaches reported in 2009 but nevertheless accounting for 4,853,708 exposed records. Most breaches were related to insider theft, cyberattacks, and card skimming stacks; other top breaches related to missing paper documents, stolen or missing hardware and accidental breaches.

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Tax time scams: adding to the joy

Posted on Apr 05 2011 by

More than 1500 tax scams reportedly target consumers and businesses through hundreds of thousands of scam emails; many use phishing to fool anxious taxpayers into visiting a scam website or providing personal and financial data in order to comply with tax filings. Protecting yourself starts by getting smart about common scams.

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