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Make these resolutions for a more secure 2018...

Just as people make New Year’s Resolutions related to personal goals, companies should also take the beginning of the year as an opportunity to reflect on areas of improvement, with cybersecurity being one of the most pertinent. The number of data breaches only increased in 2017, further proving that...

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THIS IS ONLY A DRILL (FOR NOW): HOW TO CONDUCT A DATA ...

“Are we next?” That’s the question companies around the world are grappling with as more high-profile data breaches make headlines. At a time when one in four organizations experience cyber-attacks, mishandling the response can do more damage than the breach itself. We take precautions against dangerous situations every day....

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How to build a bulletproof internal data breach respon...

We recently released the latest edition of our Data Breach Response Guide, a resource we’re proud to offer to business leaders to help them navigate the often-nebulous waters of incident response planning. As the threat of data breaches become no longer a matter of “if” but “when,” it’s never...

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Is Your Company Prepared to Deal with Dark Web Threats...

Everyone knows that the 90 percent of the iceberg below water, the part you can’t see, is the portion that can rip through the hull of a boat like damp paper. The dark web is the internet’s version of the submerged iceberg, and what happens there has the potential...

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TalkTalk fine’s message – regulators and consumers hol...

For the second time in less than a year, the United Kingdom’s data security regulator has fined one of the nation’s largest telecom companies for failing to protect customer data. The fine, and strongly worded comments from Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, should be a fresh wakeup call to all...

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The Key Role of Cybersecurity When Strategizing Your C...

Companies around the world, of every size and in every industry, are engaging in digital transformation, as they seek to leverage technology to enhance efficiency, innovate products, automate processes and transform virtually every aspect of their operations. Some are doing so strategically, focusing on the big picture of how...

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The Rise of Nation-State-Sponsored Ransomware and How ...

As if ransomware attacks weren’t diabolical enough, a new wrinkle may be emerging — hiding something even worse behind the ransomware assault. The recent Petya and WannaCry incidents, which affected hundreds of thousands of people plugged into networks in more than 150 countries, are examples of the latest trend...

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When thinking M&A, think cybersecurity...

When companies merge, acquire or are acquired, they’re exposed to a variety of threats during the transaction period, including ones that could potentially terminate the deal such as cybersecurity risks. Managing data breach and other cybersecurity risks must be a top priority for both acquired and acquiring companies to...

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Increasing leadership’s engagement in cybersecurity...

Does the c-suite give enough attention to cybersecurity? Multiple studies suggest many executives aren’t as engaged as they should be when ensuring their organizations are prepared to mitigate and manage cybersecurity risks, or respond when an incident does occur. Disengaged C-suites Nearly a quarter of risk managers polled by...

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Prediction check-in: Emerging threats present new chal...

New cyber risks emerge daily, and companies can find it challenging to maintain protections against known threats while also adjusting their response plans to account for new ones. While it’s virtually impossible to know exactly what cyber-criminals will think of next, it pays to be aware of new tools...

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Survey – Most companies ill-prepared for a global data...

Most companies aren’t prepared to respond to a global data breach, and aren’t yet ready to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), even though it takes effect in less than a year, according to the latest Ponemon Institute report sponsored by Experian® Data Breach Resolution....

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Why Do Phishing Fears Top the List of Security Profess...

Risk managers, legal experts and brokers say phishing and social engineering are, by far, the biggest security threats facing their companies and clients. In fact, 80 percent of legal experts polled by Advisen for Experian Data Breach Resolution’s 2017 Cyber Risk Preparedness and Response Survey, 68 percent of brokers...

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