[Cryptography] cost-watch - the cost of the Target breach

Kent Borg kentborg at borg.org
Fri Dec 5 15:37:57 EST 2014

On 12/05/2014 11:14 AM, ianG wrote:
> The Target ruling makes clear that banks have a right to go after 
> merchants if they can provide evidence that the merchant may have been 
> negligent in securing its systems.

News like this should change the political, and therefore technical, 
landscape: hardheaded business folk should start screaming that we have 
a problem with computer systems being insecure, and that the government 
should do something about it.  (Make things more secure, that is, not 
less.)  Silicon Valley-types tend to understand but will 
Joe-average-board-members see the connection and start making phone calls?

-kb, the Kent whose opinion doesn't matter because he is naive or 
ignorant or doesn't love his country or doesn't have enough money to buy 
the results he wants.

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