Breach Prevention

Preparedness, planning, and strategies for execution

Practicing What We Preach: Updated Data Breach Response Guid...

Breach Prevention

Sep 20 2016 by
Even if you’re only an occasional reader of this blog, by now you know the Experian Data Breach Resolution team strongly advocates not only having a data breach plan in place for your organization, but that you also update it regularly. Research shows not enough companies are taking that advice; while an encouraging 86 percent of companies surveyed for the Fourth Annual study "Is Your Company Ready for a Big Data...

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Practice Makes Perfect: Are You Perfecting Your Data Breach ...

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Sep 07 2016 by
At least once during the child-rearing journey, every parent must counsel a kid who wants to give up on something too soon — playing a sport or musical instrument, participating in a club — because it’s difficult to do well right away. When that happens, the parent may well remind the child that almost no one is great at everything right away; practice makes perfect! Are you taking that axiom to heart and...

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Pay, Resist or Punt? How Will Your Organization Handle a Ran...

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Jul 27 2016 by
  Ransomware has been prominent over the last year. If it becomes as ubiquitous as identity theft and data breaches — and signs point in that direction – how will your organization deal with it when a hacker uses malicious code to lock you out of your own computer systems? Will you alert the authorities and turn to a ransomware IT expert to unlock the encrypted data? Will you take the risk of a costly and...

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6 Best Practices to Ensure Success When Purchasing Cyber Ins...

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Jul 13 2016 by
          Hopefully, by now you’re convinced of the value of cyber insurance. In case you’re not, here’s a brief recap of the advantages of having a cyber insurance policy in place prior to a data breach: Reduce the per-record cost of a data breach by $4.40, according to Ponemon Institute’s 2015 Cost of a Data Breach report. Curb the risks of reputational damages resulting...

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Are You Updating Your Breach Response Plan Often Enough?...

Breach Prevention

Jun 28 2016 by
          While “set it and forget it” may be a great philosophy for a convection oven or programmable thermostat, it should never be your approach to a data breach response plan. Yet a stunning number of companies are acting as if their plans are on autopilot. In our Second Annual Study on Data Breach Preparedness, the Ponemon Institute found that 37 percent of surveyed organizations...

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Employee-Related Security Risks Are Addressed in our Latest ...

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Jun 01 2016 by
What keeps your cyber security team up at night, and does it weigh equally on the minds of managers? Do they lose sleep worrying about malicious attacks from outside your organization? Or do they fear a careless employee will leave a laptop in an unlocked car or use an unsecured personal mobile device to access proprietary company information? Employee-related security risks are the top concern for security...

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

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Apr 19 2016 by
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 cyberattack. That’s how much cyber insurance protection reduces the per-record cost of a data breach, according to the Ponemon Institute’s 2015 Cost of a Data Breach report. Whether you’re a small business owner with just a few hundred customers or...

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How Can You Reduce Data Breach Costs?...

Breach Prevention

Apr 05 2016 by
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 breach. The study found that the average total cost of a data breach climbed from $3.52 million in 2014 to $3.79 million in 2015, and the average cost per breached...

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Video: 2016 Predictions – Mauricio Paez...

Breach Prevention

Mar 31 2016 by
Mauricio Paez, a partner with the international law firm Jones Day, recently joined me to share predictions about eight emerging and evolving trends in global cyberwarfare. Here are his insights: 1. Privacy and data breach litigation will continue to grow and evolve. In addition to more lawsuits related to privacy and data breaches, courts are increasingly willing to recognize identity theft as creating the...

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