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Cybersecurity Under FTC Authority: What Does it Mean?
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Dr.T
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8/29/2015 | 9:01:34 AM
compliance vs. security
The article is quite informative. I agree that we should not assume compliance equals security, simply because the compliance is driven by regulations / laws and that is always behind what is happening in the real world.
Dr.T
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8/29/2015 | 8:58:29 AM
Re: where the trail leads
Agree. I also think we tend to not follow best practices. If we do, there would not be SQL Injection hacking obviously,  that can be avoid by following secure software development guidelines.
Dr.T
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8/29/2015 | 8:55:56 AM
Re: So.... OPM will be fined heavily?
Agree. Also, no need to regulate further, There is PCI, HIPAA, FERPA, SOX, GLBA, ... obviously they did not work so they need more of them :--))
Dr.T
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8/29/2015 | 8:54:41 AM
Re: We are so screwed
I agree but didn't we hear one of the major hacking on government systems recently?  Who is regulating the government? I would ask. :--))
Dr.T
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8/29/2015 | 8:52:14 AM
Regulation?
hen did we see regulations take us a place we want to go? This helps government contractors to gain more profit and lets all the rest struggling though outdated rules and restrictions in long term, in my view.
macker490
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8/29/2015 | 7:55:33 AM
where the trail leads
corporations today will be scurrying to follow "best practice" guides as the consequences for failing to do so are becomming costly: civil settlements as in the Target case -- executive jobs as in OPM and Ashley-Madison -- amd fines as in the hotel case discussed here

the Best Practice guide will fail though: you cannot build a castle upon a foundation of sand and as the foundations continue to fail the legal actions against software security problems will expand, and reach the OEM,-- which is where the trouble begins.

just as Mr. Schneier noted: when sloppy work costs more than quality we will see a shift to a zero-defect policy for software .
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8/28/2015 | 2:26:40 PM
So.... OPM will be fined heavily?
Gosh I can hardly wait to see how many federal agencies it takes to secure the crazy patchwork of government overlap.  Will the Inspector Generals office also help the FTC secure the gvernments failure to adhere to NIST  "suggestions"?
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8/28/2015 | 9:38:36 AM
We are so screwed
Like "childproof caps"* on medicines, it will make people more complacent.  

And as a result, more vulnerable.  

Not that the government has been that good a watchdog on cyber anyway...but I expect things to get worse, not better, for the average cyberconsumer.

 

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* incidents of accidental child poisonings increased afterwards because people felt that the cap was all that was necessary and no longer did even the basics for keeping things where children couldn't get them.

Just too special, huh?

Typical governmental "Sounds good...let's legislate it!" without any valid studies showing that such an event will actually make things better.  Ex: Gun Free Zones...all emotional, not rational.

 


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