Breach Prevention

California Takes a Hard Look at Data Breaches

Posted on Jul 31 2013 by

Recently, California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris released a first-of-its-kind report, detailing the 2012 data breaches from her state. The report has generated strong conversation throughout the industry, as it rightly should, in the name of transparency. This move comes as she continues to push companies in her state to improve their security practices. What caught […]

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Breach Prevention Planning is Key to Data Security

Posted on Jul 09 2013 by

No matter how popular or successful a brand is, recent data breaches occurring at several well-known consumer and social networking sites have demonstrated that no company is immune from a breach of data. These incidents caused concern not only for consumers but it can potentially also create data security issues for their employers. Although no […]

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Cyber Security Requires a Three-stage Approach to Data Breach Prevention

Posted on Jun 25 2013 by

Private and public businesses are favored targets for hackers; in fact, in 2012, businesses accounted for more than a third of all data breaches in the U.S., according to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). Perpetrated against companies large and small, these breaches compromised more than 4.6 million records. Research by the Ponemon Institute indicates […]

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Reborn CISPA cyber security bill experiences déjà vu

Posted on Jun 12 2013 by

Backed by the momentum created by the signing of President Obama’s Executive Order earlier this year regarding the U.S. national cyber security policies, the Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) was reintroduced to the House by its authors Reps. Mike Rogers and Dutch Ruppersberger, heads of the House Intelligence Committee. CISPA focuses on improving […]

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Tips to save your reputation following a big data breach

Posted on Apr 23 2013 by

The advent of big data and consequently, the task of collecting and analyzing it, can reap many benefits for organizations looking for deeper insight. We create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data daily1 in all aspects of everyday life.  Organizations can use this data to increase productivity, provide more value to customers, or patients and make […]

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Data breach numbers are up worldwide

Posted on Mar 26 2013 by

In 2012, data breaches spanned multiple countries across a wide variety of industries. As cloud storage, user mobility and virtualization become more prevalent in business and IT practices, cyber security threats have become equally prevalent.  Safeguarding data has become a top priority and is now mandatory for organizations of all sizes from small businesses to […]

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Final ruling for HIPAA/HITECH Act protects patients from data breaches

Posted on Mar 12 2013 by

By now you are aware that the much anticipated final ruling from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding regulations implementing the security, privacy, and data breach notification provisions of the HITECH Act were released on January 17, 2013.  The HHS’s hope in issuing this final rule is to strengthen the data and […]

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Learn how to accelerate your response to a breach

Posted on Mar 05 2013 by

Responding to a data breach quickly and accurately is the key to minimizing damage and steering clear of litigation and hefty fines. In our third “Answer Men” podcast, a global privacy attorney offers tips on how to accelerate your response to a data breach. Ozzie Fonseca, Experian’s Senior Director of Data Breach Resolution, interviews Miriam […]

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Don’t Be a Stranger at IAPP. Stop by the Experian Booth.

Posted on Mar 04 2013 by

Is the IAPP Global Privacy Summit in your future? Well, it’s in ours. Join the Experian Data Breach team on March 6-8, 2013 at booth #18/19 to gain valuable insight on how to accelerate your response to a data breach. In addition, we’ll be participating in two sessions – one on surviving a data breach […]

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Five Tips to Combat a Denial of Service Cyber Attack

Posted on Feb 26 2013 by

Who’s next? That’s a question probably lingering on the minds of many American banking executives these days. After all, eight U.S. banks were hammered by distributed denial of service (DDoS) cyber attacks in recent weeks and more could be in the works. A DDoS attack typically floods a website or network with so much traffic […]

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