Consequences following a data breach...

breach notification fatigue

Jan 25 2012 by
Our guest blogger this week is Dr. Larry Ponemon, Chairman and Founder of the Ponemon Institute. Our latest study, Aftermath of a Data Breach Study, was conducted to better understand how a data breach affects organizations over the long term. In this study, IT professionals weigh in on how their organizations dealt with a data breach that had both serious financial and reputational consequences. While we asked...

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Quick glance: data breach litigation & legislation in 2...

breach notification fatigue

Jan 10 2012 by
It was only a matter of time before a flood of class action lawsuits began to wash over breached companies. In general, these suits allege that a company: 1) did not adequately protect the sensitive data entrusted to it and 2) did not notify consumers of the breach in a timely enough manner. In 2011, after one of the biggest breaches of the year went public, it took just one day for the first class action lawsuit to be...

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Over-reporting vs. under-reporting data breaches...

breach notification fatigue

Sep 20 2011 by
The onslaught of significant data breaches in the past year has once again spurred legislators to push for national data breach notification legislation.  Such a cohesive law would replace the jigsaw puzzle of state legislation that has followed in the wake of California’s security breach notification law, or S.B. 1386, which was designed to ensure that companies alert customers when they are at risk for identity...

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Are we suffering from breach notification fatigue?...

breach notification fatigue

May 03 2011 by
It seems as though every day the news headlines trumpet another high-profile data breach.  The most recent marquee breach is courtesy of a Sony PlayStation Network hacker, whose attack on the Sony and Qriocity servers between April 17th and 19th have compromised the personal data and, possibly, stored credit card information of 77 million players.  (Yes, you read that right; 77 million.)  Combine that with other...

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