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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!
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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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What we hope we're doing with our research is helping to reduce the number of breaches, and reduce the severity of the impact when these things occur.
One thing companies can do to protect themselves from this exposure is to ensure they are compliant with the most stringent state statutes that govern security breaches and file theft, Christenson said.
As taxpayers, we should be concerned that 57 per cent of breaches are being unjustly applied and potentially causing significant hardship to some very vulnerable Australians.
In 2015, hacking and malware attacks accounted for 27% of the breaches Beazley handled for financial institutions.
Despite the decrease in the number of compromised records, large data breaches continued to expose massive amounts of personal information and identities.
The number of state-sponsored attacks accounted for just 2 per cent of data breach incidents, but the number of records compromised as a result of those attacks totalled 41 per cent of all records exposed, due to the breaches at Anthem Insurance and the U.
The business sector jumped from 21% to 41% of reported breaches from 2006 to 2009, marking the fifth year in a row breaches in this sector have increased.
Microsoft is not unique in requiring security updates to its installed product; there have been recent security breaches in hardware products as well.
HHS heard from the public that we needed to focus more on the most recent breaches and clarify when entities have taken action to resolve the issues that might have led to their breaches, said HHS Secretary Tom Price, M.
There has been a sharp increase in hacking and malware attacks on financial institutions in the first six months of 2016, particularly those aimed at small banks and credit unions, according to a recent report from Beazley Breach Response (BBR) Services on data breaches in the first half of 2016.
Organizing an incident response team and testing its protocols with a simulated data breach is far from the only step a company must take to protect against data breaches.
The NCUA has not had any reported similar incidents or PII breaches, according to Public Affairs Specialist John Fairbanks.
Top 10 breaches accounted for 82% of all compromised records.
The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) monitors five groups for data breaches annually (see chart).
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