Experian Data Breach Resolution Releases Data Breach Industry Predictions For 2014

Experian Data Breach Resolution Releases Data Breach Industry Predictions For
                                     2014

Forecast includes commentary on the vulnerable healthcare industry,
international breach complexities, a rise in cyberinsurance adoption, breach
"fatigue" and more

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Experian® Data Breach
Resolution, one of the first companies to develop products and services that
address this critical issue, announces the availability of 2014 Data Breach
Industry Forecast, a white paper outlining key trends companies should watch
out for next year.

According to the paper, the number of data breaches both experienced and
reported is expected to rise, with no signs of a slowdown. To help companies
better understand this evolving landscape, Experian Data Breach Resolution
looked at a few of the most significant issues affecting the industry. The
commentary is beneficial for organizations defending their data and partners
such as legal counsel and cyberinsurers that are vital components in data
breach management.

"Over the past year, we have handled more breaches for clients than ever
before, so it was an opportune time to share our perspective with the
industry," said Michael Bruemmer, vice president at Experian Data Breach
Resolution. "Data breaches will likely happen, so it is important that
organizations keep abreast of the latest cybersecurity news and trends. This
paper provides insight that professionals can consider as they tackle their
data breach prevention and management plans."

Some of the data breach industry topics addressed in the white paper include:

  oHealthcare Breaches: Opening the Floodgates. With the addition of the
    Healthcare Insurance Marketplace, thousands of individuals will be
    introduced into the healthcare system and possibly increase the
    vulnerability of the already-susceptible healthcare industry. When
    combined with new Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act data
    breach compliance rules that require more notification, the healthcare
    industry is likely to make the most breach headlines in 2014.
  oWill the Cloud and Big Data Equal Big International Breaches?
    International data breach response plans will be essential in 2014 as
    European Union regulations continue to take shape and be enforced based on
    where the customer lives rather than where the data is located. In
    response, organizations will begin looking for internationally savvy
    privacy attorneys to help guide them through the new regulations in
    foreign jurisdictions, as well as new ways to provide notification in many
    languages and locations.
  oA Surge in Adoption of Cyberinsurance. Currently, only one-third of
    companies have purchased cyberinsurance, which means significant growth
    potential to providers. As the industry evolves, rapid adoption is
    expected within the year. In turn, companies will likely benefit from more
    policy options.

Through continued dialogue and industry advancements, companies can become
better prepared to mitigate the potential financial and reputational damage of
a data breach. To access the full white paper, visit
http://www.experian.com/2014databreachforecast.

Additional data breach resources, including Webinars, white papers and videos,
can be found at 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.

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

SOURCE Experian Data Breach Resolution

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