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ID Experts Announces YourResponse(TM), First Structured Method to Data Breach Analysis and Response

September 12, 2012

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Data breaches are growing in frequency and magnitude, and have a tremendous financial, legal, operational and reputational impact to the breached organization, whether it’s a financial institution, a hospital, a retailer, a university, a company, a government entity, or a social network. With 174 million compromised records in 2011, according to Verizon, assessing, managing, and publicly responding to a data breach involving medical records, financial information and Social Security Numbers, can be overwhelming and often beyond the scope of an organization’s expertise. In order to provide organizations with an end-to-end blueprint for addressing a privacy incident, ID Experts developed YourResponse(TM) –a patented, trusted breach resolution method, seven years in the making — to help companies achieve the most positive outcomes for everyone affected in a data breach.

Click to Tweet: Data Breach Response infographic via @IDExperts

“ID Experts was the cornerstone for our response. Their expertise and leadership helped us navigate the crisis and respond in a timely, organized, and thoughtful manner to our students, faculty, staff, and community,” said Dr. Carl Powell, CIO, Eastern Michigan University.

Data Breach Response Process Uses Proprietary Methodology to Analyze and Respond

At the core of the ID Experts data breach response process, is a patented, four-stage methodology that includes discovery, analysis, formulation and response. Because all data breach incidents have unique differences, ID Experts uses this rigorous, tiered method that focuses on two often overlooked areas that are crucial to fostering positive outcomes: analysis of the data security incident to determine if it constitutes a data breach, and formulation of a tailored breach response package that is optimized for the risks faced by the affected individuals as well as their special needs. The YourResponse(TM) breach response method includes four distinct stages:

  • Discover: digital forensics; root cause discovery, chain of evidence preservation
  • Analyze: incident assessment; risk score and regulatory obligations
  • Formulate: evaluate demographics/special needs of affected individuals; Develop response package to address needs and risks
  • Respond: breach response “mission control”; notification to individuals, regulatory authorities, media; incoming phone and web advisory; identity protection services; identity recovery for victims

An infographic to illustrate this tiered process and more information can be found: www2.IDExpertscorp.com/YourResponse

“Too often companies try to handle data breaches themselves, which is just like a patient performing their own appendectomy,” said Bob Gregg, CEO of ID Experts. “We created the YourResponse method in order to make data breach response more science than art. By using it, we have the highest customer satisfaction of any data breach solutions vendor.”

About ID Experts
ID Experts delivers complete data breach care. The company’s solutions in data breach prevention, analysis and response are endorsed by the American Hospital Association, meet regulatory compliance and achieve the most positive outcomes for its customers. ID Experts is a leading advocate for privacy as a contributor to legislation, a corporate and active member in both the IAPP and HIMSS, a corporate member of HCCA and chairs the ANSI Identity Management Standards Panel PHI Project. For more information, join the LinkedIn All Things HITECH discussion at bit.ly/AllThingsHITECH; follow ID Experts on Twitter @IDExperts; and visit http://www2.idexpertscorp.com/.


Source: PR Newswire