Monday, April 07, 2008

Is This How Security Will Be Improved?

"Davidson Cos. Sued for Negligence in Data Breach: Lawsuit confirms that companies can be held liable for failing to provide adequate security" (source)

"A Billings, Mont., law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court against Davidson Companies, claiming the company was negligent when it allowed a hacker to penetrate its systems, resulting in a data security breach and the exposure of some 226,000 customer records, according to a report."

This will be immensely fun to watch! So, for those companies that didn't start paying enough attention to security after viruses, then worms, then SOX, then PCI DSS, than bots, then data loss, then data theft, how about a threat of a nice cold lawsuit? Will it be enough to pay attention?

Well, we will see soon :-)

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Dr Anton Chuvakin