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Consequences following a data breach...

Our latest study, Aftermath of a Data Breach Study, was conducted to better understand how a data breach affects organizations over the long...

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‘Tis the season for data privacy...

As our world becomes ever smaller and more networked, Data Privacy Day provides information to consumers about the ways in which personal information is collected, stored, used and shared. The international privacy promotion also helps businesses understand the laws and regulations to which they’re subjected and offers guidance about...

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How data breaches harm reputations...

The Ponemon study clearly shows that when data breaches occur, the collateral damage of a company’s brand and reputation become significant hard costs that must be factored into the total financial loss....

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Quick glance: data breach litigation & legislatio...

With the recent spate of data breaches and accompanying class action lawsuits, businesses have constant reminders that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The best way to protect your business against the high costs of data breaches is to ensure your security practices and fraud...

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Resources for managing your enterprise security and pr...

Here’s a look at some of the resources I find useful in testing and training for a data b...

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Data breaches don’t take a holiday at the arcade...

A recent data breach discovery serves as a reminder that even when you’re on vacation, cyber criminals never s...

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Year of the breach: 2011 in review...

Several high profile events throughout the year have kept the spotlight on the issue of data exposures, especially those where millions of consumers information was obtained by malicious hackers. Although the information involved, emails and passwords, does not rise to the level of a “personal identifying information” (PII) breach,...

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Holiday travel without data leaks...

The average value of a lost laptop is $49,246, a number based on several factors: replacement cost, detection, forensics, data breach, lost intellectual property costs, lost productivity and legal, consulting and regulatory expenses....

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Avoiding holiday scams...

With the flood of online shoppers comes the accompanying tidal wave of fraudsters washing over the cheerful holiday landscape. Hidden behind the online mistletoe, cyber-thieves lurk with seasonal scams, virtual Scrooges with plans to spoil holiday shopping for consumers and...

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Data breaches make the hospitality industry less hospi...

According to a new report by British insurance firm Willis Group Holdings, insurance claims for data theft worldwide jumped 56% last year, with the largest share of those attacks - 38% - targeting hotels, reports and tour companies. Why are hackers increasingly making themselves at home in the hospitality...

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Honoring veterans by protecting their identities...

It is a cruel irony that service members who defend our country by fighting abroad are often most at risk from the threat of identity theft at home. Frequent deployments, relocation and the unique demands of military life create vulnerabilities for fraudsters to exploit, and military personnel can remain...

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What consumers should know about data breach notificat...

It can be unnerving to be told that your information has been compromised in a data breach. The uncertainty of not knowing all the details and the anxiety over what information has been exposed is deeply troubling to many consumers. A breach notice makes us aware of a new...

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