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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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to Data Breaches

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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Is Your Data Secure for Small Business Saturday?...

Small Business Saturday – the Saturday immediately following Black Friday – is meant to encourage consumers to patronize small businesses across the country during a season that is make or break for many of them. Like many small businesses, you probably hope the day will be an opportunity to...

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10,000 identity fraud rings discovered in the Southeas...

When people hear “identity fraud,” they usually conjure up images of a lone hacker furtively typing on a laptop.  However the reality is identity theft is largely committed by identity fraud rings composed of two or more criminals actively working together.  Currently in the U.S., there are more than...

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Cyber Security Act of 2012 dies as an executive order ...

The flickering hope that Congress would pass the Cyber Security Act of 2012 which addressed issues of national cyber security during its current lame duck session has been extinguished as the bill failed in a 51-47 vote.  (In order to pass, the bill needed 60 votes.)  The Defense Department...

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Cyber insurance: the risk-reduction remedy some compan...

  Unfettered mayhem, raining down from cyberspace, has birthed the need for new protection few would have envisioned just a few years ago: cyber insurance coverage. As coverage goes, cyber insurance is still a relatively new and emerging option that, despite its newness, is rapidly gaining traction among threat-weary...

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Password management...

Our guest blogger this week is Karen Barney of the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC). The rise of online functionality and connectivity has in turn given rise to online security issues, which create the need for passwords and other defenses against information theft.  Most people today have multiple online...

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The compliance risks of social media...

Organizations are adopting social media tools within their networks at increasing rates, yet the legal and compliance risks are often not fully understood or addressed.  A recent Forrester report noted that more than half of security decision-makers and influencers at enterprises reported that they were “concerned” or “very concerned”...

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Students and cyber defense...

This vulnerability, combined with the fact that stealing personal information from minors can go undetected for years, is just part of the reason why minors are 51 times more likely to suffer from identity theft than...

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Five top trends in security threats...

Just as technology is continuously evolving, so are the wily ways in which fraudsters circumvent the safeguards for changing technologies. Symantec’s study Internet Security Threat Report offers a review of where cyber thieves are finding new opportunities and, accordingly, where experts believe the thorniest security trouble spots lie....

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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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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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