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breach of decorum

A violation of established social norms or expectations, especially as relates to polite society or specific professions. In an unexpected breach of decorum, she announced her candidacy before the governor officially resigned. Discussing personal problems can sometimes be seen as a breach of decorum in polite company.
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breach of etiquette

A violation of established social norms or expectations, especially as relates to polite society or specific professions. In an unexpected breach of etiquette, she announced her candidacy before the governor officially resigned. Discussing personal problems can sometimes be seen as a breach of etiquette in polite company.
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breach of promise

A violation of a promise one has made. You told me you would study for this test, and then you got an F. That sounds like a breach of promise to me!
See also: breach, of, promise

step into the breach

To perform an action or job or fill a role or position of another person who is not willing or able to do it. Hailey just called from the hospital, and she's not going to be able to make it tonight, so you're going to have to step into the breach and play Juliet. We should give substitute teachers credit for stepping into the breach every day.
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step into the breach

If you step into the breach, you do something that someone else would usually do but is unable to do. When Richard had to go abroad on business Tim Waites usually stepped into the breach and kept Emerald company. Ted Enloe and Benjamin Rosen will step into the breach until a replacement for Pfeiffer is found.
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step into the breach

take the place of someone who is suddenly unable to do a job or task.
In military terms a breach is a gap in fortifications made by enemy guns or explosives. In this context, to stand in the breach is to bear the brunt of an attack when other defences or expedients have failed.
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step into the ˈbreach

do somebody’s job or work when they are suddenly or unexpectedly unable to do it: The cook at the hotel fell ill, so the manager’s wife stepped into the breach.
This comes from the military. A breach was a hole that had been made in the walls that defended you from your enemies. If you stepped into the breach you stood in front of the hole and tried to stop people from entering.
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After completing both data breach-related assessments, companies should feel better prepared to address the customers and stakeholders affected by a possible breach while saving time, effort and money.
Linda Foley, ITRC founder, attributes part of the growth of the ITRC's breach list to the ability to access state attorney general notification lists, which contain breaches not reported via media or other sources.
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Each company should evaluate its overall risk of experiencing a data breach and the sensitivity of its data.
Entitled "Aftermath of a Data Breach," the study was sponsored by information services company Experian and was conducted by the Ponemon Institute, which surveyed 584 experienced IT professionals working for companies that suffered a data breach involving consumer records during the past 24 months.
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Cost of a Data Breach," researchers also found that compliance demands and cyber attacks targeting sensitive data are forcing leading IT organizations to respond quickly and pay higher costs.