Views on Consumer Reactions

to Data Breaches

Posted on Jun 09 2014 by

Q&A with Experian® Data Breach Resolution Vice President, Michael Bruemmer. The Ponemon Institute recently released a survey report—‘‘The Aftermath of a Mega Data Breach: Consumer Sentiment’’—sponsored by Experian Data Breach Resolution. Bloomberg BNA Privacy & Security Law Report Senior Legal Editor Donald G. Aplin posed a series of questions on the findings in the Ponemon […]


3 Steps To Ease Your Cyber Security Spring Cleaning Efforts

Posted on May 28 2014 by

No matter how diligent your organization is about cyber security, it never hurts to take a second – or even third and fourth – look at what you’re doing to secure vital data and systems. With so many of us in a spring cleaning mindset at this time of year, now is a good time […]


The Worst Things You can Say or Do in a Breach Notification Letter

Posted on May 06 2014 by

When a data breach occurs, laws and industry regulations, dictate when and if you need to notify consumers whose data might have been compromised. However, many consumers would also probably argue that you’re morally obligated, to notify them of data loss; they want you to tell them of the breach and to do so in […]


Data Breach News for the First Quarter of 2014

Posted on Apr 08 2014 by

With the first quarter of 2014 drawing to a close, now is a good time to review data breach news from the past four months and consider what that information may indicate about the state of cyber security in American businesses. As of March 21, 2014, 191 data breaches had been reported, according to the […]


Medical Data Breaches: Game-changing for Health Information Professionals

Posted on Mar 26 2014 by

While cyber crime continues to grow across industries, medical identity theft and medical data breaches are rising at a disproportionate rate. And though all identity theft can result in catastrophic damage to consumers’ financial wellbeing, medical identity theft may affect their physical health as well. Consumers are aware of the risks, too. In a recent […]


Must-do Resolutions to Improve Your Small Business’ Cyber Security

Posted on Mar 12 2014 by

As we approach the end of the 1st quarter of 2014 , small-business owners juggle a host of operational and financial objectives. Resolving to improve cyber security should be paramount among them. Cyber security risks continue to grow across all industries, regardless of an organization’s size. Data shows that being small won’t protect your company […]


Infographic: Security Concerns Cause Pain for Consumers using eHealth Resources

Posted on Mar 06 2014 by

This latest study from the Ponemon Institute examines consumer’s sentiment towards security of eHealth Resources. The study finds that attitudes and behaviors towards online activities change, based on consumer’s perceptions and privacy security concerns. Download the study here »


Thinking Globally at IAPP March 5-7: The International Data Breach Response

Posted on Feb 25 2014 by

When a data breach occurs, will you turn to your carefully crafted data breach response plan … and find it lacking? If your business operates globally, but you were only thinking domestically when you created your response plan, you may find that plan is insufficient for your needs when a cross-border data breach occurs. When […]


Auditing Your Data Breach Response Plan: The Never-ending Story

Posted on Feb 13 2014 by

Business is not static; business plans and operating processes evolve to meet market changes and demand fluctuations. Data breach response plans shouldn’t be static either. Threats emerge and risks change constantly in today’s digital world, and a response plan needs to keep pace. It’s essential to regularly audit your data breach response plan to ensure […]


Defending Your Data: National Data Privacy Day Raises Awareness of Cyber Safety

Posted on Jan 28 2014 by

Ornaments are packed away, trees have been left at the curb, and we’re all trying to work off those rich holiday foods we indulged in last month. But wait! We have one more special day to celebrate, and partaking in it won’t cost you a cent or add inches to your waistline. Today, January 28, […]