Record year for data breaches? Experian Data Breach Resolution shares insights to help organizations prepare Businesses can access educational information and learn key lessons from the field

COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Experian Data Breach Resolution, a leader in helping businesses plan for and mitigate consumer risk following data breach incidents, today released a collection of educational resources for businesses with anecdotes and advice on how to prepare for and manage a data breach. Compiled based on the company's history of servicing some of North America's largest data breaches, the initiative packages key learnings from Experian's behind-the-scenes support of more than 2,000 client breaches last year. This includes servicing clients across many industry sectors, such as retail, healthcare and financial services.

The resources were developed to help companies address the reality that the overall rate of data breaches is not slowing down. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there have already been 404 data breaches in the United States in 2014, which is a 20 percent increase over the same period last year. The data breaches have exposed more than 11 million records1.

"There is no doubt a data breach is a significant issue companies must prepare for and address as one of their highest priorities," said Michael Bruemmer, vice president, Experian Data Breach Resolution. "We want to ensure businesses are equipped with current information and the resources they need to plan ahead and know what steps to take when the inevitable breach occurs."

Complimentary tools and materials include:

  • Data Breach Response: Lessons from the Trenches e-Book — This resource provides businesses with a list of the six most important takeaways and best practices gleaned from the field. The e-Book is available for download at: http://www.experian.com/innovation/business-resources/2014-data-breach-response-lessons-from-the-trenches.jsp
  • Podcast — Experian's Michael Bruemmer shares insights on completing forensics to inform notification strategies and focus on re-building customer trust, during this Q&A with Data Breach Today. He also discusses industry trends and the data breach response evolution over the past two years. The on-demand podcast is available on Data Breach Today at http://www.databreachtoday.com/interviews/breach-lessons-from-trenches-i-2373.
  • Data Breach Debrief: The Impact of Recent Mega Breaches on Consumers and Corporate America — The report provides an organization's stakeholders with sample client experiences and the key steps to take prior to, during and in the aftermath of a data breach. The piece includes contributions from attorneys at Winston & Strawn LLP and ZwillGen PLLC. The Data Breach Debrief is available at http://bit.ly/2014DeBrief.
  • TwitterChat – Join Bruemmer and a panel of cybersecurity and fraud experts in a chat about data breach preparedness and protection against identity theft on August 28, 2014 at 4 p.m. ET using the hashtag #DBprep. For more information, visit http://www.experian.com/blogs/news/about/data-breach/.

Additional data breach resources, including Webinars, white papers and videos, can be found at: http://www.experian.com/databreach. Read the Experian Data Breach Resolution blog by visiting: http://www.experian.com/dbblog.

About Experian Data Breach Resolution
Experian Data Breach Resolution, powered by the nation's largest credit bureau, is a leader in helping businesses plan for and mitigate consumer risk following data breach incidents. With more than a decade of experience, Experian Data Breach Resolution has successfully serviced some of the largest and highest-profile breaches in history. The group offers swift and effective incident management, notification, call center support and reporting services while serving millions of affected consumers with proven credit and identity protection products. In 2013, Experian Data Breach Resolution received the Customer Service Team of the Year award from the American Business Awards. Experian Data Breach Resolution is active with the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the Health Care Compliance Association, the American Health Lawyers Association, the Ponemon Institute RIM Council and InfraGuard and is a founding member of the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance. For more information, visit www.experian.com/databreach and follow us on Twitter @Experian_DBR.

About Experian
Experian® is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2014 was US$4.8 billion. Experian employs approximately 16,000 people in 39 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.

For more information, visit http://www.experianplc.com.

Experian and the Experian marks used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

1 2014 Breaches Identified by the Identity Theft Resource Center as of: July 15, 2014 http://www.idtheftcenter.org/images/breach/ITRC_Breach_Report_2014.pdf

Contacts:

Leigh Nakanishi
Edelman
1 206 268 2278
leigh.nakanishi@edelman.com

Sandra A. Bernardo, APR
Experian Data Breach Resolution
1 949 567 3676
sandra.bernardo@experianinteractive.com

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