Irs Blamed In Massive South Carolina Data Breach
Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:54 AM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:30 AM
Now, if the IRS had forbade encryption, then it would deserve blame -- but that wasn't the case, was it?
Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:57 PM
They would have had to pay some IT person more than $10 an hour to do that... I'm in IT and SC taxpayer. I want blood! But it isn't the IRS'!
Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:04 PM
I've dealt and worked in security circles for awhile and understand two universal truths. One, while company decision makers watch the news on breaches, they've convinced themselves that breaches won't happen to them and therefore avoid the whole topic. Two, cybercriminals are attacking employees with the good ole fashion email. Further complicating things, truth ONE keeps truth TWO from being a topic for action in executive meetings.