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Spreading the word: What can you do to support Cyberse...

Cybersecurity risks and protection methods have changed greatly, for both businesses and individuals, since the Department of Homeland Security initiated the first Cybersecurity Awareness Month 11 years ago. New cyber threats emerge constantly, and it’s never been more vital for businesses and their employees to be on guard against...

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Data breach preparedness study: Good news, bad news an...

Our second annual data breach preparedness study, Is Your Company Ready for a Big Breach?, conducted by the Ponemon Institute, reveals good news and bad news for businesses concerned with data security—and that should be all business. First, the good news: more companies are acting to address data breach...

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The role of the right partners in data breach recovery...

While many American companies have done a noteworthy job of improving their data breach preparedness in the past few years, it seems new breaches occur every month to remind us there’s still plenty of room for improvement. And many state governments are responding by upgrading their post-breach recovery requirements...

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Make Sure You Are Really Protected After a Data Breach...

I can’t remember more high profile breaches occurring in such close succession, as has been the case over the last year.  These “mega” breaches have spurred an enormous amount of attention on the topic and, while more education and dialogue around breaches and identity theft is beneficial, it also...

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Do Elevated Data Breach Risks Trump ‘BYOD’ Savings?...

Two schools of thought have emerged around the practice of “BYOD” – allowing employees to use personal mobile devices for business purposes. BYOD advocates say the practice allows companies to avoid the expense of buying, providing service for, and maintaining a fleet of company-owned devices. Detractors argue that BYOD...

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The 5 Best Things a Company can do After a Data Breach...

There are a lot of opinions about what companies should never do in terms of data breach prevention and response. Equally important, however, are the things you should do in the wake of a breach. Here are our top five tips to help you with your breach response. Some...

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Stories from the Trenches: Data Breach Resolution...

Recently, I was able to share some data breach resolution insights on Experian’s Credit & Finance Talk on iHeart radio. During our chat, I gave some detail about the trends we’re currently tracking in the world of data breaches, and how this is affecting businesses and consumers: Businesses must...

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Best Practices for Companies Recovering from a Data Br...

You already know a data breach is bad news for everyone, consumers and the breached business alike. But you might be shocked to learn just how severe the reputational impact can be for businesses. In the latest Ponemon Institute survey, “The Aftermath of a Mega Data Breach: Consumer Sentiment,”...

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Stress, Apathy and Winning by Default: How Consumers R...

Data breach notification letters serve multiple purposes. They ensure a breached company is compliant with data breach notification laws, they alert consumers to the breach and their involvement in it, they can warn customers of potential identity theft risks and educate them on how to cope with those risks....

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Views on Consumer Reactions

to Data Breaches...

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...

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3 Steps To Ease Your Cyber Security Spring Cleaning Ef...

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...

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The Worst Things You can Say or Do in a Breach Notific...

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...

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