Fourth Annual Study on Data Breach Preparedness Released...

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Oct 19 2016 by
In its fourth year, the Ponemon Institute’s data breach preparedness study sponsored by Experian Data Breach Resolution reveals a mixed bag of good and not-so-good news. The percentage of companies that experienced a breach edged up to 52 percent (from 49 percent in 2015), but 86 percent do have data breach response plans in place (up 5 percent from last year). However, the study also points to the human factor as...

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month Spotlights Security ...

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Oct 05 2016 by
It’s fitting that National Cyber Security Awareness Month concludes with Halloween, because the current numbers regarding data breaches and cyber crime can be downright scary. According to the Ponemon Institute’s 2016 Data Breach Preparedness Study: More than 878 million records have been compromised by data breach activity since 2005. The average total cost of a data breach rose from $3.74 to $4 million in...

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Pay, Resist or Punt? How Will Your Organization Handle a Ran...

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Jul 27 2016 by
  Ransomware has been prominent over the last year. If it becomes as ubiquitous as identity theft and data breaches — and signs point in that direction – how will your organization deal with it when a hacker uses malicious code to lock you out of your own computer systems? Will you alert the authorities and turn to a ransomware IT expert to unlock the encrypted data? Will you take the risk of a costly and...

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

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Jun 26 2014 by
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. The one thing no company wants its notification letter to do, however, is make the recipients any more upset than they...

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Views on Consumer Reactions

to Data Breaches...

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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 report to Michael...

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

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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 to review your cyber security measures. Of course, larger companies entrust their IT teams to take care of hardware and software, firewalls and...

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

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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 a courteous, straightforward manner. Because of this, notification letters are an integral piece of a firm’s...

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Data Breach News for the First Quarter of 2014...

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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 Identity Theft Resource Center, which tracks such statistics. Those breaches exposed more than 4.2 million records, the...

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Medical Data Breaches: Game-changing for Health Information ...

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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 Ponemon Institute study sponsored by Experian® Data Breach...

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