Experian® Data Breach Resolution Releases its 2013-2014 Response Guide

    Experian® Data Breach Resolution Releases its 2013-2014 Response Guide

The updated edition highlights the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, new state notification
laws and more

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COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 12, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Despite the increasing
awareness around the rise in data breaches and potential damage, not all
organizations are taking the necessary steps to mitigate the fallout from a
cyberattack. According to a 2013 Experian Data Breach Resolution and Ponemon
Institute study, Is Your Company Ready for a Big Data Breach?, nearly 40
percent of companies that experienced a breach say they have not developed a
formal preparedness plan even after the incident. To help businesses and
institutions get started,  Experian Data Breach Resolution has released its
updated 2013–2014 Data Breach Response Guide.

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An excellent tool for any organization looking to develop a data breach
response plan, the content is appropriate for professionals handling security,
risk and compliance, as well as senior leadership and executives responsible
for business continuity. It contains information on how to create a plan and
what to do during the crucial first 24 hours of a breach. The guide also
addresses how to notify customers, patients or employees and work with a data
breach resolution partner. Additional content in the guide provides recent
information on the HIPAA Omnibus Rule and a snapshot of upcoming federal
legislation on breach notification laws.

The guide can be downloaded for free at http://www.experian.com/responseguide.

"A company of any size, across industries, can fall victim to a data breach,
and it is never too soon to prepare a plan," said Michael Bruemmer, vice
president at Experian Data Breach Resolution. "This guide is a valuable
resource that will help organizations assess their levels of preparedness and
understand the required steps to take in managing a data breach."

The 30-plus-page handbook includes practical checklists and forms. It also
outlines many key steps to begin a data breach preparedness plan:

  oIdentify an incident response team lead:
    Start by selecting your incident lead. Think of someone from an internal
    or external legal department or a chief privacy officer. Your incident
    lead should be able to manage and coordinate the company's overall
    response efforts and team and act as an intermediary between C-level
    executives and other team members to report progress and problems.
  oSelect the right people for the right roles:
    Determine who is on the response team and what their role would be in the
    wake of a breach. Include individuals from departments across the
    organization such as legal, human resources, marketing, compliance and
    information technology to ensure the appropriate stakeholders are at the
    table. Include the company's key decision makers as advisers to your data
    breach response team to help ensure you have the needed leadership,
    backing and resources to properly develop and test your plan.
  oConduct preparedness training:
    In addition to a company-wide focus on data security and breach
    preparedness, department-specific training should trickle down from the
    data breach response team. Each member of the team has a unique
    responsibility to apply prevention and preparedness best practices to his
    or her own department.

For additional data breach resources, including Webinars, white papers, videos
and more, visit http://www.experian.com/databreach.

Read Experian's blog at http://www.experian.com/dbblog.

About Experian Data Breach Resolution
Experian is a leader in the data breach resolution industry and one of the
first companies to develop products and services that address this critical
issue.As an innovator in the field, Experian has a long-standing history of
providing swift and effective data breach resolution for thousands of
organizations, having serviced millions of affected consumers. For more
information on the Experian Data Breach Resolution division at
ConsumerInfo.com, Inc. and how it enables organizations to plan for and
successfully mitigate data breach incidents, visit
http://www.experian.com/databreach.

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,
2013, was US$4.7 billion. Experian employs approximately 17,000 people in 40
countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with
operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and Sao Paulo,
Brazil.

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

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SOURCE Experian Data Breach Resolution

Website: http://www.experian.com/
Contact: Tara Mulcahy, Edelman, 1 206 268 2212, tara.mulcahy@edelman.com,
Sandra A. Bernardo, APR, Experian Data Breach Resolution, 1 949 567 3676,
sandra.bernardo@experianinteractive.com