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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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Survey- Worries over complacency and overconfidence ke...

Your company may have a response plan in place to handle cybersecurity breaches. You may have had professional help in putting your plan together and managing it. But cybersecurity experts still aren’t convinced your organization will be able to effectively implement the plan when an incident occurs. That was...

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Prediction check-in: Is it over yet for passwords?...

World Password Day just passed, and we have to ask — are passwords passé yet? Earlier this year, in our fourth annual Data Breach Industry Forecast, we predicted aftershock breaches would hasten the demise of passwords and expedite the broader adoption of multi-factor authentication to verify users. In 2016,...

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Your Business May be Small but Your Cybersecurity Risk...

In my years working in the data breach resolution industry, I’ve heard my share of concerning misconceptions. One of the most cringe-worthy is the belief many small business owners have that because their business is small their risks of experiencing a cybersecurity breach are small as well. They think...

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A Look Ahead: POS Attacks and Skimming Continue to Thr...

While 2016 may have had fewer headline-grabbing retail breaches than we saw in 2015, the new year is shaping up to be one of particular risk for retailers. In our 2017 Data Breach Industry Forecast, Experian Data Breach Resolution predicts retailers will continue to come under point-of-sale attacks, despite...

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Latest Developments in EMV Adoption and Anti-fraud Eff...

At a little more than a year old, the merchant EMV liability shift has had an impact, but probably not quite as much as many in the payments industry had hoped it would. Meanwhile, the process of migrating the nation’s payment systems to more secure EMV chip-and-PIN technology continues,...

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