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The Aftermath of the Kroger/Equifax W-2 Breach

On May 6, 2016, Kroger had to notify 430,000+ current employees and former employees that their W-2 information had been breached. Unfortunately, the breach took place through a third party vendor, Equifax W-2 eXpress site. Three parties are involved in and affected by this breach: Kroger, Equifax, and Kroger’s current and past employees. All the […]

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Florida Updates Its Data Breach Law – Florida Information Protection Act of 2014

As of July 1st, Florida’s data breach law will have some teeth!  The Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 was just recently signed by Governor Rick Scott and goes into effect July 1st.  Florida’s new law makes it one of the most strict out there, don’t worry California you still hold the crown, and broadens […]

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The Data Breach Blame Game

With the recent high profile data breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus & Michaels, the retailers & banks have started to turn on each other.  This argument is not surprising now that the federal government is investigating and CEOs are being hauled in front of Congress.  Improvements to the information security infrastructure is going to require significant […]

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Maricopa Community College’s 2.5 Million Person Data Breach: Chaos Ensues

In one of the largest College/Education data breaches, Maricopa Community college is notifying almost 2.5 million current and former students, vendors, employees, and apparently people who never attended.  Information breached includes Social Security numbers and bank account information.  The Office of Inadequate Security (www.databreaches.net) has a great write up about the breach here.  But the […]

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State Requirements in the Data Breach Notification Letter: Don’t forget to include tips

This “Data Breach Response – How To” article is part of our larger series by Heather Noonan.  This was originally posted here. Maryland? California? New York or was it Nebraska? Maybe it was Florida? Keeping data breach laws and regulations organized by state can be a very daunting and confusing task. For example in Massachusetts, […]

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How to determine the tone of a data breach notification letter

This “Data Breach Response – How To” article is part of our larger series by Heather Noonan. Remember when your Mom would say “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”? With a data breach notification letter, that saying doesn’t necessarily hold true. However, you can still be nice, while […]

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How to Inform Internal Teams of a Data Breach?

This “Data Breach Response – How To” article is part of our larger series by Heather Noonan.  This post is also available on the ID Experts Data Breach Blog. What is the best way to tell your internal teams that your company has had a data breach? A data breach isn’t unlike any other public […]

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How to segment groups within a diverse population of a healthcare data breach?

This “Data Breach Response – How To” article is part of our larger series by Heather Noonan. One of the critical questions with a healthcare data breach is the question of who was affected. Were their minors, elderly, HIV or cancer patients, pregnant mothers, high profile clients, employees; the list can go on and on […]

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Learning From Your HIPAA Mistakes

Now that the new HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule is written in stone Federal Register, our friend Leon Rodriguez has been on a mini speaking tour talking about the new changes.  He is echoing a lot of the things written here, HIPAA data breach prevention and learning from your mistakes – being proactive will help you […]

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How to Write a Data Breach Notification Letter

This “Data Breach Response – How To” article is part of our larger series by Heather Noonan.  When I first learned how to write a data breach notification letter, I was told to write it at a sixth grade level. To me, this didn’t make any sense. I went to college and I’ve been in […]

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