Experian® Data Breach Industry Forecast

The sophistication of cybercriminals intensifies with emerging strategies for cashing in or causing chaos.

Data Breach Industry Forecast Report

Welcome to the forefront of data breach intelligence. Our annual industry forecast is your key to anticipating and navigating the evolving cybersecurity landscape. Dive into exclusive predictions, expert analysis, and unparalleled insights that empower you to lead in the face of emerging threats.

While tried and true tactics like phishing and malware are here to stay, there are always new approaches to watch out for in cybersecurity. The “Experian 11th annual Data Breach Industry Forecast” includes six predictions for 2024 that focus a global lens on what savvy moves cybercriminals from near and far will potentially make to penetrate organizations and reap rewards in different ways.

Cybergang alliances, small moves for big impact and six-party breaches are on the horizon, according to the 11th Annual Experian® Data Breach Industry Forecast. Read on to get a glimpse into what lies ahead for data breach professionals, cyber experts, and industry leaders.

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Meet our experts

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Mike Bruemmer

Vice President, Global Data Breach & Consumer Protection, Experian

Michael Bruemmer is Vice President of Global Data Breach & Consumer Protection at Experian. The group is a leader helping businesses prepare for a data breach, manage consumer crisis response programs and mitigate consumer risk following incidents.  

With more than 25 years in the industry, Michael brings a wealth of knowledge related to crisis response management from discovery to post-incident clean up.  He has handled some of the nation’s largest data breaches during his tenure with Experian and more than 60,000 to date. Michael has educated businesses of all sizes and sectors on pre-breach and breach response planning and delivery. This ranges from how to notify affected consumers, to call center set up and even how to implement identity theft protection services. 

He is a respected speaker and presents to industry organizations across the country. He has provided insight to many trade and business media outlets including Dark Reading, IT Business, CIO, Info Security, Security Week, Health IT Security, Wall Street Journal, and American Banker among others. He has been a guest columnist for SecurityInfoWatch and has appeared on broadcast channels such as Fox Business. 

He currently resides on the Ponemon Responsible Information Management (RIM) Board and NetDiligence Advisory Board.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Labor Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  

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Jim Steven

Head of Crisis & Data Breach Response Services, Experian UK

Jim Steven is Head of Crisis & Data Breach Response Services for Experian UK, building on the knowledge, experience and success of Experian’s global data breach resolution offering.

The team, work with businesses to help them manage and resource mass consumer crisis responses, including customer notification, contact centre and credit/identity monitoring services for customers/employees affected by a crisis event. They also support clients in preparing and practicing readiness plans for potential incidents, guarantee resource availability to mitigate the impact and speed of recovery.

Prior to joining Experian, Jim worked in the security and risk management industry providing expertise in security risk management solutions, travel risk management, aviation security and corporate security for some of the world’s largest security companies.