Breach Prevention

Preparedness, planning, and strategies for execution

California Takes a Hard Look at Data Breaches...

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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 my eye as I read was not just the details of...

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Breach Prevention Planning is Key to Data Security...

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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 evidence was found that user data or credit-card numbers were compromised, the...

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Cyber Security Requires a Three-stage Approach to Data Breac...

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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 the number of data breaches continues to grow, yet businesses...

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Reborn CISPA cyber security bill experiences déjà vu...

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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 real time information sharing between the federal...

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Tips to save your reputation following a big data breach...

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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 better decisions. But along with the rewards, comes risk.  Big data can result...

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Data breach numbers are up worldwide...

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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 government agencies to international corporations.  In...

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Final ruling for HIPAA/HITECH Act protects patients from dat...

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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 security protection for individuals’ health information. This ruling finalizes an...

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Learn how to accelerate your response to a breach...

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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 Wugmeister, who chairs the global privacy and data security group at the...

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

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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 in the digital age and the other will be a mock debate on Bring Your Own Device programs. We’re looking forward to...

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