Thursday, December 18, 2008

Breach Leads to Better Security

Reference: http://www.newsobserver.com/business/story/1332238.html

Call me a skeptic, but when a company that's just experienced a major data breach says "we're fixing the problem", I'm a little leery. Honestly, when Innisbrook says that as a result of a recent data breach...

"Since the incident, Innisbrook has replaced the affected servers, installed better security software and stopped storing people's credit card information entirely..."
I may believe a lot of stupid things, but I wasn't born yesterday. I wonder how much this little "incident" has cost them in lost revenue, eDiscovery, notification and other costs as result of the data breach? I think it's rather interesting that places like this start to think about security after the fact... when it's already too late.

Sad.
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