Breach Notification

Experian Named a Leader in Recent Analyst Report

Posted on Sep 24 2015 by

An effective data breach response plan isn’t just about protecting your business from lawsuits or regulatory penalties; it also impacts customer experience, and customer experience is directly tied to revenue. That’s one of the key premises underlying the newly released Forrester Wave report on Customer Data Breach Notification and Response Services. In preparation for the […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


Data breach in the news: Fall 2014

Posted on Oct 28 2014 by

While in the midst of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, recent headlines have been dominated by news of businesses experiencing a data breach. Companies nationwide have been on alert in light of breached business and information groups that have delivered significant consumer impact. As former White House Chief Information Officer Theresa Payton said in a recent interview […]


Data breach preparedness study: Good news, bad news and an empowering conclusion

Posted on Sep 30 2014 by

Our second annual data breach preparedness study, Is Your Company Ready for a Big Breach?, conducted by the Ponemon Institute, reveals good news and bad news for businesses concerned with data security—and that should be all business. First, the good news: more companies are acting to address data breach risks. The majority (73%) of organizations now […]


Make Sure You Are Really Protected After a Data Breach

Posted on Sep 09 2014 by

I can’t remember more high profile breaches occurring in such close succession, as has been the case over the last year.  These “mega” breaches have spurred an enormous amount of attention on the topic and, while more education and dialogue around breaches and identity theft is beneficial, it also produces a proliferation of misinformation. For […]


Stress, Apathy and Winning by Default: How Consumers Respond to Data Breach Notification Letters

Posted on Jun 26 2014 by

Data breach notification letters serve multiple purposes. They ensure a breached company is compliant with data breach notification laws, they alert consumers to the breach and their involvement in it, they can warn customers of potential identity theft risks and educate them on how to cope with those risks. The one thing no company wants […]


The Worst Things You can Say or Do in a Breach Notification Letter

Posted on May 06 2014 by

When a data breach occurs, laws and industry regulations, dictate when and if you need to notify consumers whose data might have been compromised. However, many consumers would also probably argue that you’re morally obligated, to notify them of data loss; they want you to tell them of the breach and to do so in […]