Companies Beware: Cyber security escalates in importance

Posted on Oct 09 2012 by

How important is cyber security? October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month for the ninth consecutive year and each year, the designation seems to become more important.

Connecticut gets serious about breach reporting

Posted on Oct 02 2012 by

Get ready, Connecticut. A new data breach law is now in effect that brings the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) into the reporting loop. The new law requires notifying the OAG by email no later than when affected consumers are notified. Previously, businesses were only required to report a breach to consumers. Yet Attorney […]

IAPP Privacy Academy: Will you be there?

Posted on Sep 25 2012 by

Join us for an interactive discussion on key data breach mistakes and how to overcome them on October 11 at the IAPP Privacy Academy in San Jose. Also, stop by the Experian booth to meet our team, network with your peers, and enter for a chance to win an Apple® MacBook Air.

What does increased enforcement mean to you?

Posted on Sep 18 2012 by

  Health care fraud and abuse has been in the national spotlight for years. But now that the Affordable Care Act is coming into play, it’s taking center stage. The Affordable Care Act gives officials tough tools to crack down on groups and individuals who try to defraud Medicare, Medicaid and other types of insurance […]

Infographic: Our clients speak out

Posted on Sep 11 2012 by

Experian Data Breach Resolution surveyed a sample of clients to find out who they are and what they think of our services.

When are small businesses too small for data breach? Never

Posted on Sep 11 2012 by

Many small business owners believe that their companies are too small to be victims of data breach. When in reality, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the latest Verizon data breach study “Verizon 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report” found that nearly 75 percent of the data breaches analyzed last year involved businesses […]

Congress fails to reach agreement on cybersecurity legislation

Posted on Sep 05 2012 by

  Our guest blogger this week is Zachary Smith, a legislative analyst for the Experian Government Affairs team. Despite being a top priority for the Administration and leadership in Congress for much of the past year, the Senate failed to reach agreement on a comprehensive cybersecurity bill before adjourning for August recess. After several revisions, […]

U.S. beats Germany, U.K. and France when it comes to data breach notification costs, but why?

Posted on Aug 28 2012 by

The U.S. tops Germany, the U.K. and France when it comes to data breach notification costs. In other words, it costs American companies more to notify people of a data breach when their personal information is lost or stolen. The Ponemon Institute, which recently conducted a global data breach study, found that it cost U.S. […]

Three things you should never do to identity theft victims

Posted on Aug 21 2012 by

Medical identity theft is no longer some obscure phrase spoken primarily in data security circles. It’s quickly becoming a household term for millions of Americans who’ve become a victim or know someone victimized by identity theft. In fact, 90% of the respondents in a recent study knew the definition of medical identity theft this year, […]

Report gives readers the latest inside(r) scoop

Posted on Aug 14 2012 by

Today, those who steal data from the outside also usually steal the headlines. Witness recent mega-hacks at some very well-known firms: Electronics corporation: criminals accessed, stole and reused usernames and passwords from nearly 100,000 accounts stored on third-party servers Social media site: encoded passwords for 6.5 million (one out of 25) users were filched and openly […]