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Data Security: Record Year for Data Breaches?

Experian (200)Experian Data Breach Resolution 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.

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 records .

Experian Data Breach Resolution shares insights to help organizations prepare Businesses can access educational information and learn key lessons from the field. The resources were developed to help companies address the reality that the overall rate of data breaches is not slowing down.

“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

Source:  Experian

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