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Five Tips to Combat a Denial of Service Cyber Attack...

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...

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Dramatic changes on horizon for healthcare breach noti...

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...

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Want to learn how you can save millions? Tune into our...

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....

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Small to medium-sized businesses face a long recovery ...

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...

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Information Superiority can boost cybersecurity and pr...

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...

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5th Annual HIMSS Survey reports progress in medical da...

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...

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Data Privacy Day: A day to recognize data protection a...

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...

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10,000 identity fraud rings discovered in the Southeas...

When people hear “identity fraud,” they usually conjure up images of a lone hacker furtively typing on a laptop.  However the reality is identity theft is largely committed by identity fraud rings composed of two or more criminals actively working together.  Currently in the U.S., there are more than...

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Chubb Survey discovers U.S. public companies’ number o...

In 2012, FBI Director Robert Mueller stated, “There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those that will be. Even that is merging into one category: those that have been hacked and will be again.”  Given this warning, companies who are serious about protecting...

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Cyber Security Act of 2012 dies as an executive order ...

The flickering hope that Congress would pass the Cyber Security Act of 2012 which addressed issues of national cyber security during its current lame duck session has been extinguished as the bill failed in a 51-47 vote.  (In order to pass, the bill needed 60 votes.)  The Defense Department...

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Little progress made in the prevention of medical data...

Since stricter regulations were imposed in 2009, the healthcare industry’s track record on patient data protection and security has made very little improvement according to the latest study from Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST)1.  The study reports that from 2009 to the first half of 2012, there have been...

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When it comes to data breach, hackers are not the bigg...

Human errors are the most common threats to exposing a person’s personal information to data breaches according to an analysis of reported data breaches by Rapid7, a security intelligence company. Rapid7 compiled the data breach information for the report based on the number of reported public information data breaches...

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