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The Why, What, and How of Benchmarking Your Privacy Program

We live in a world of measurements, from batting averages to number of steps walked to miles per gallon. Measuring our performance against certain standards or that of others—in other words, benchmarking—gives us a line in the sand from which we determine how and where to improve. This is especially important in the world of privacy, where it can be hard to gauge the effectiveness of programs and initiatives. And without the numbers to back you up, getting sufficient organizational priority and budget for your privacy program is difficult.  

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Benchmarking Voluntary Breach Notifications: Frequency and Drivers

This article is part of an ongoing series on privacy program metrics and benchmarking for incident response management, brought to you by RADAR, Inc., a provider of purpose-built decision-support software designed to guide users through a consistent, defensible process for incident management and risk assessment. Find earlier installments of this series here.

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Full disclosure: Benchmarking data reveals the human error in privacy incidents

This article is part of an ongoing series on privacy program metrics and benchmarking for incident response management, brought to you by Radar Inc., a provider of purpose-built decision-support software designed to guide users through a consistent, defensible process for incident management and risk assessment. Find earlier installments of this series here.

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Benchmarking Data Indicates Human Error Prevailing Cause of Breaches, Incidents

This article is part of an ongoing IAPP Privacy Advisor series on privacy program metrics and benchmarking for incident response management. Find earlier installments of this series here. 

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Benchmarking incident response: The state (or states) of privacy incidents

This article is part of an ongoing IAPP Privacy Advisor series on privacy program metrics and benchmarking for incident response management. Find earlier installments of this series here. 

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Looking good on paper: benchmarking data reveals importance of paper incidents across industries

This article is part of an ongoing IAPP Privacy Advisor series on privacy program metrics and benchmarking for incident response management. Find earlier installments of this series here. 

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Benchmarking incidents involving regulated data as the GDPR looms

This article is part of an ongoing IAPP Privacy Advisor series on privacy program metrics and benchmarking for incident response management. Find earlier installments of this series here. 

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Was 2017 the year of the breach? Lessons from benchmarking stats for a new year.

This article is part of an ongoing series on privacy program metrics and benchmarking for incident response management, brought to you by RADAR, Inc., a provider of purpose-built decision support software designed to guide users through a consistent, defensible process for incident management and risk assessment. Find earlier installments of this series here.

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Actionable insights: Privacy incident volume over time

This article is part of an ongoing IAPP Privacy Advisor series on privacy program metrics and benchmarking for incident-response management. Find earlier installments of this series here. 

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From Incident to Discovery to Breach Notification: Average Time Frames

This article by Mahmood Sher-Jan is the fourth in a series of articles published with the IAPP Privacy Advisor, on the topic of establishing program metrics and benchmarking your privacy incident management program. Find earlier installments of this series here.

Measuring the efficacy of your privacy program is one way to ensure you have a baseline for improvement, as well as a means to test and prove that your continuous efforts to improve security and privacy at your organization are having their intended impacts. Establishing benchmarking metrics is also important to lend continuity to a process that can sometimes resemble a fire drill. In the midst of an unauthorized disclosure of protected, private data, your team will be moving fast and engaged in a flurry of activity in order to properly document and risk assess an incident to determine regulatory and contractual notification obligations, if any, in order to meet notification deadlines and prove compliance.

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Surprising stats on third-party vendor risk and breach likelihood

This article by Mahmood Sher-Jan is the third in a series of articles published with the IAPP Privacy Advisor, on the topic of establishing program metrics and benchmarking your privacy incident management program.

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Data protection is a team sport: Benchmark data tells the story

This article by Mahmood Sher-Jan is the second in a series of articles published with the IAPP Privacy Advisor, on the topic of establishing program metrics and benchmarking your privacy incident management program.

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Beyond Data Breach: Why Every Incident Matters

This article by Alex Wall is the first in a series published with the IAPP Privacy Advisor, on the topic of establishing program metrics and benchmarking your privacy incident management program.

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