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Damage Beyond Cost: How Data Breaches Undermine Consum...

When a data breach occurs, the monetary costs can be horrific for the affected company. The Target cyberattack cost the retailer more than $17 million, the Washington Post reported. The breach of health insurance company Anthem earlier this year is already running cost estimates in excess of $100 million....

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6 Data Breach Industry Predictions for 2015...

The past year has been a watershed one for the data breach industry. By Thanksgiving week, 696 data breaches in the U.S. had exposed more than 81 million records, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. That’s already well ahead of the 2013 total number of breaches, which topped out...

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A precursor to our predictions...

It’s almost the end of 2014 and a time to reflect back on the year and look ahead. With this in mind, we are again going to release a white paper with a few predictions on what the future holds in the data breach industry in 2015.  We put...

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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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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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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

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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Infographic: Security Concerns Cause Pain for Consumer...

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...

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Defending Your Data: National Data Privacy Day Raises ...

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...

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Will Your Medical Data Breach Response be HIPAA Compli...

The deadline is approaching for health care providers to comply with the updated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which specifically addresses medical data breach notification requirements. When a breach occurs – and remember, the experts tell us it is a question of “when” and not “if” –...

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