Breach Prevention

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 […]

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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 […]

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The role of the right partners in data breach recovery: the IAPP talk you won’t want to miss

Posted on Sep 16 2014 by

While many American companies have done a noteworthy job of improving their data breach preparedness in the past few years, it seems new breaches occur every month to remind us there’s still plenty of room for improvement. And many state governments are responding by upgrading their post-breach recovery requirements to mandate faster notification timing, and […]

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Best Practices for Companies Recovering from a Data Breach

Posted on Jul 21 2014 by

You already know a data breach is bad news for everyone, consumers and the breached business alike. But you might be shocked to learn just how severe the reputational impact can be for businesses. In the latest Ponemon Institute survey, “The Aftermath of a Mega Data Breach: Consumer Sentiment,” conducted on behalf of Experian Data […]

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3 Steps To Ease Your Cyber Security Spring Cleaning Efforts

Posted on May 28 2014 by

No matter how diligent your organization is about cyber security, it never hurts to take a second – or even third and fourth – look at what you’re doing to secure vital data and systems. With so many of us in a spring cleaning mindset at this time of year, now is a good time […]

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Data Breach News for the First Quarter of 2014

Posted on Apr 08 2014 by

With the first quarter of 2014 drawing to a close, now is a good time to review data breach news from the past four months and consider what that information may indicate about the state of cyber security in American businesses. As of March 21, 2014, 191 data breaches had been reported, according to the […]

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Auditing Your Data Breach Response Plan: The Never-ending Story

Posted on Feb 13 2014 by

Business is not static; business plans and operating processes evolve to meet market changes and demand fluctuations. Data breach response plans shouldn’t be static either. Threats emerge and risks change constantly in today’s digital world, and a response plan needs to keep pace. It’s essential to regularly audit your data breach response plan to ensure […]

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How Mobile Devices Can Imperil Your Organization’s Cyber Security

Posted on Jan 21 2014 by

How Mobile Devices Can Imperil Your Organization’s Cyber Security An employee who never uses a mobile device – personal or company-supplied – for business purposes is becoming a rare creature, indeed. Use of mobile devices is prevalent across virtually every industry, and the convenience and flexibility these devices offer professionals can be great for business. […]

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Must-Dos to Improve Your Business’ Cyber Security

Posted on Jan 14 2014 by

As the year begins to ramp up, small business owners juggle a host of operational and financial objectives. Resolving to improve cyber security should be paramount among them. Cyber security risks continue to grow across all industries, regardless of an organization’s size. Data shows that being small won’t protect your company from attacks such as […]

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Is Your Data Secure for Small Business Saturday?

Posted on Nov 26 2013 by

Small Business Saturday – the Saturday immediately following Black Friday – is meant to encourage consumers to patronize small businesses across the country during a season that is make or break for many of them. Like many small businesses, you probably hope the day will be an opportunity to connect with new customers, reaffirm the […]

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