Breach Prevention

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Dramatic changes on horizon for healthcare breach notifications

Posted on Feb 26 2013 by

Healthcare data breaches will be treated much differently under the new HIPAA Omnibus rule. But do you know how? Find out in the latest installment of our “Answer Men” podcast series. Answer man Bob Krenek, also known as Experian’s Senior Director of Data Breach Resolution, interviews healthcare attorney Paula Stannard about changes coming down the […]


Want to learn how you can save millions? Tune into our “Answer Men” podcast

Posted on Feb 22 2013 by

Do you want to save millions – or in some cases – tens of millions of dollars? In the first of our new podcast series, Dr. Larry Ponemon, chairman of The Ponemon Institute, explains how.  Experian Data Breach Vice President Michael Bruemmer, one of our “Answer Men,” interviews Dr. Ponemon on the cost effectiveness of […]


Small to medium-sized businesses face a long recovery road after a data breach

Posted on Feb 21 2013 by

Understanding why data breach preparedness is a priority is key. According to the latest Ponemon Institute Study, State of SMB Cyber Security Readiness: US Study, the road to recovery is long and hard for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) after a data breach.  Not only did the SMBs lose customers, costs to acquire new customers […]


Information Superiority can boost cybersecurity and prevent data breaches

Posted on Feb 14 2013 by

In today’s data driven world, information is king so if you are not armed with the same information as your competitor or worse, experience a data breach, an information imbalance can occur that puts you at a disadvantage. In the public sector, an information imbalance is also known as an “asymmetric threat” and can dramatically […]


5th Annual HIMSS Survey reports progress in medical data protection and security

Posted on Feb 06 2013 by

The recently released 2012 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Security Survey reports a notable increase in security measures undertaken by U.S.hospitals to protect their electronic records from data breaches.  However, their counterparts in healthcare, private physician practices have not been as diligent in implementing cyber security measures to protect their electronic data from […]


Data Privacy Day: A day to recognize data protection and security awareness

Posted on Jan 28 2013 by

Today’s digital world has enabled us to enjoy and take advantage of all that the internet and digital communications have to offer, however, in our progressively connected society, the benefits also come with risks. In the United States, identity theft is the largest type of consumer fraud affecting more than 11 million people annually*. Online […]