Cyberattacks are coming at full speed. Are you prepared?

Published: September 14, 2023 by Michael Bruemmer

2023-2024 Experian Data Breach Response Guide

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As the proliferation of connected devices and third-party integrations accelerate, organizations are becoming more exposed to risk. Your attack surface is expanding, and it’s a hacker’s dream. But their dream is your nightmare. While there will always be at least one monster hiding under the bed, being prepared and having a plan can help you sleep easier and soften the blow when an attack does happen.

How likely is your organization to be the victim of an attack? As pointed out in the 9th Annual Experian Data Breach Response Guide,

“Cyber attacks happen once every 39 seconds.[1] 

There’s no time to rest, and no time to let your guard down. It’s just a matter of time before your data becomes a target, whether it is a direct hit to your organization or through a third-party supply chain attack (one of the latest trends hackers are using to gain access to huge amounts of data in just one sweep). You never know when your day will come, so being prepared now is the only way.

15% fewer incidents occur on average for customers with a plan.[2]

Having fewer incidents helps keep your data safer and your bottom line healthier as the cost of a data breach continues to break records year after year.

Learn How You Can Be Prepared

Our 2023-2024 Data Breach Response Guide has been updated with the latest predictions, trends, and expert advice based on real-world experience. This is the ninth year I’ve rolled out this guide, and it gets better every year, with deeper insights into the state of cyber threats across industries and current best practices, and step-by-step guidance for creating, testing and implementing a plan for your business. Highlights include:

  • Third-party breaches are rising — A partner breach make up 62% of system intrusions.[3]
  • Healthcare and financial services have the highest volume of breaches, representing over half the share of breaches serviced by Experian in 2022.[4]
  • How having a response plan can save your business—90% of consumers are more forgiving of companies that had a response plan before a breach.[5]
  • How Experian Data Breach Solutions can help your organization respond quickly to and minimize the impact of a data breach

Ready to Get Started?

A data breach preparedness plan is never a one-and-done deal. It needs to evolve along with the cyber threats it is meant to conquer. Experian is a partner you can trust. We continue to expand our product offerings, keep our eyes and ears on the lookout for rising threats and trends, and use our years of experience to support our partners when they need us most.

Download the latest edition of the Experian® Data Breach Guide .


[1] Zippia, 30 Crucial Cybersecurity Statistics [2023]: Data, Trends and More.

[2] Experian Data June 2023

[3] Resmo, Third-Party Data Breach Statistics.

[4] Experian Data June 2023

[5] Experian Data Breach Consumer Survey.