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Predictions for the data breach industry in 2019...

Data privacy dominated the headlines in 2018, thanks largely to the implementation of GDPR. Even with the new emphasis on protecting data, there were still high-profile data breaches dominating headlines. On the positive side, organizations are more prepared than ever to address cybersecurity incidents. However, cybercriminals remain one step...

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Putting Together an Effective Data Breach Response Pla...

Experian has officially released their 2018-2019 Data Breach Response Guide. Last year, there were more than 5,000 data breaches globally, with nearly 1500 originating in the U.S. It’s a number that promises to rise, as cybercriminals become more sophisticated with their attacks and with a growing attack landscape, thanks...

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Data Breach Industry Forecast 2018 – Check In...

The Experian Data Breach Resolution team welcomed 2018 with five predictions of this year’s top data breach trends. Nine months into 2018, we take a look to see how the predictions have played out. Trend Prediction 1: The United States may experience its first large-scale attack on critical infrastructure,...

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New Infographic: Is Your Organization Ready for Genera...

We’re just a little more than two months out from the May 25 enforcement date for GDPR, a new set of strict rules affecting all organizations storing customer data on European Union (EU) citizens. In other words, for businesses across the globe, it’s crunch time: address GDPR compliance or...

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The Battle Against Breach Fatigue: Driving Employee En...

The Identify Theft Resource Center reported 159 data breaches occurred in just the first two months of 2018 – that’s more than two incidents each day from Jan. 1 to Feb. 28. The prevalence of cyberattacks leaves little wonder why consumers and organizations alike are experiencing “breach fatigue,” or...

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When It Comes To Cybersecurity, Don’t Forget The Basic...

From malware and phishing to expansive distributed denial-of-service attacks, the sophistication, scale, and impact of cyberattacks have evolved significantly in recent years. With data breach as the new normal, organizations must adopt stronger, more advanced technical solutions to protect sensitive data. While enhanced technology is necessary for defending against...

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When It Comes To Data Breach Preparedness, Companies A...

The cost of a data breach in the U.S. hit an all-time high in 2017 at $7.35 million. Along with financial repercussions, data breaches can result in millions of private and sensitive information compromised, affecting not just the breached company but also all individuals whose personal data may have...

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Going for the gold in identity protection: Ensuring da...

All eyes are currently on the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Whether you’re lucky enough to experience the events in person or cheering from the comfort of your home, this is an opportune time to think about how to protect your personal information while in large crowds...

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Is Your Company Ready For A Big Data Breach? Takeaway...

“The Fifth Annual Study: Is Your Company Ready for a Big Data Breach?,” sponsored by Experian Data Breach Resolution and conducted by the Ponemon Institute, analyzes the progress companies have made in preparing for a major cyberattack. Preparedness has never been more important with the threat of breach on...

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What an attack on the U.S.’s critical infrastructure w...

In late 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI issued an in-depth report on the potential for cyberattacks on critical U.S. infrastructure, including aviation, nuclear power plants, power grids, transportation sectors and emergency services. As the motives and techniques of cybercriminals change, the threat to critical...

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Forecast spotlight: What the rise of IoT means for fut...

The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer a futuristic concept. It’s our reality, and with devices dropping in price and growing in availability, the IoT has already made its way into many aspects of how we live and work. Recent data suggests this trend is only going to...

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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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