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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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The letter asked for a uniform national law to replace existing state laws, establishment of reasonable data security standards, Federal Trade Commission enforcement, and a requirement that all breached entities be obligated to notify consumers when they suffer a breach of sensitive information that creates a risk of identity theft or financial harm.
com/) AlienVault , told International Business Times, "Compared to many recent breaches, Pizza Hut detected the breach relatively quickly, and so limited the number of customer card details stolen.
Most of the industries the Breach Level Index tracks had more than a 100 per cent increase in the number of compromised, stolen or lost records.
While news of politically motivated foreign interference in election systems continues to dominate the headlines, the breach activity we are tracking this year is a stark reminder of just how many data compromise incidents are motivated by financial gain.
The speed at which a breach can be identified and contained is in large part due to the use of an IR team and having a formal Incident Response plan.
Time is money when you're containing a data breach.
Preparing and responding to a PII breach is a government wide priority and was formalized in policy by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum, M-17-12 Jan.
2 per cent of the total number of breach incidents involved data that had been encrypted in part or in full, compared to four per cent in 2015.
Today, the most significant trend in data breach litigation is the increasing frequency of class action lawsuits filed by financial institutions following payment card breaches, according to Houser.
The breach was later plugged on self help basis by the villagers while the machinery arrived when breach plugging work was in progress.
Despite this, 54 per cent said they have suffered from a perimeter security system breach in the past 12 months.
According to the 2014 Breach Level Index by Gemalto, one billion records were compromised in 2014 in more than 1,500 data breaches: a 78% increase compared to 2013.
Data breaches increased 49 percent in 2014 to 1 billion data records compromised, with cybercriminals targeting identity theft as top breach category
Intelligence consists of developing obstacle information requirements such as location, size, type of mines, and potential point of breach (POB).