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Six Data Breach Predictions for 2015

  • Six Data Breach Predictions for 2015-

    Business Leaders Will Be Held Under the Microscope

    Where previously IT departments were responsible for explaining security incidents, cyber attacks have expanded from a tech problem to a corporate-wide issue. With this shift, business leaders are being held directly accountable for data breaches.

    Looking ahead, senior executives will be expected to have a better understanding of the data breach response plan, comprehension of new technologies and security protocols in the workplace, and a clearly defined chain of response should a breach occur. This often doesn't exist today. According to a recent survey by the Ponemon Institute, 17 percent of senior executives are currently not aware of whether or not their organization had suffered a data breach in the last year.

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Six Data Breach Predictions for 2015

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    Business Leaders Will Be Held Under the Microscope

    Where previously IT departments were responsible for explaining security incidents, cyber attacks have expanded from a tech problem to a corporate-wide issue. With this shift, business leaders are being held directly accountable for data breaches.

    Looking ahead, senior executives will be expected to have a better understanding of the data breach response plan, comprehension of new technologies and security protocols in the workplace, and a clearly defined chain of response should a breach occur. This often doesn't exist today. According to a recent survey by the Ponemon Institute, 17 percent of senior executives are currently not aware of whether or not their organization had suffered a data breach in the last year.

With the end of the year fast approaching, now is an apt time to reflect back on 2014 and look ahead to what's to come next year. For the data breach industry, 2014 was an explosive year with nearly half of all organizations suffering at least one data breach – up 10 percent from the year prior. This has resulted in companies taking positive initial steps to prepare for a breach, but much remains to be done.

To help businesses prepare for what is on the horizon, Experian Data Breach Resolution has developed six key predictions about how the data breach industry will evolve in 2015. These predictions are based on experience helping more than 3,000 companies manage breaches of all types in 2014 and conversations with leaders across the security landscape.

For more guidance on how to prepare for a data breach, you can also download the Experian Data Breach Response Guide, available for free at: http://www.experian.com/data-breach/2014-2015-response-guide.html.