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How South Carolina Failed To Spot Hack Attack
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PJS880
PJS880,
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12/10/2012 | 3:12:58 PM
re: How South Carolina Failed To Spot Hack Attack
Putting aside all that the IRS and state were supposed to do such as the breech detection system, this would not have been such a big deal had all the social security numbers were encrypted. Really 1.2 million social security numbers sitting on a system with basically no security measurements at all to alert IT of intruders? Every IT individual who is involved in this system from a security standpoint, is responsible for this breech. Weather they lacked the knowledge or lacked the enthusiasm to speak up or purpose some form of security, is not an acceptable excuse for a breech f this magnitude.

Paul Sprague
InformationWeek Contributor
moarsauce123
moarsauce123,
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11/29/2012 | 12:35:13 PM
re: How South Carolina Failed To Spot Hack Attack
That is just passing the buck. SC officials are just recklessly inept when it comes to securing data. Maybe the bare minimal standard does not require encryption, but common sense does. And if the standard is indeed that flawed it needs to be fixed before the end of the year and implemented across the nation in Q1 2013. If there is one state administration that is so clueless I bet that there are 49 more - plus the IRS.
KatieSC
KatieSC,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/26/2012 | 11:11:29 PM
re: How South Carolina Failed To Spot Hack Attack
I hope people realize that credit monitoring services do not protect from identity fraud. This data breach will be a life-long problem for residents of South Carolina and a huge headache for banks. I hope those banks will look into the Personal Firewall Project to protect their customers.
Number 6
Number 6,
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11/26/2012 | 7:09:29 PM
re: How South Carolina Failed To Spot Hack Attack
They criticized the IRS for not requiring them to encrypt SSN's? So S.C. state officials are saying they need Big Government to tell them what to do? Oh, the irony.
Deirdre Blake
Deirdre Blake,
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11/26/2012 | 4:20:25 PM
re: How South Carolina Failed To Spot Hack Attack
Makes you wonder how many successful attacks/thefts have gone undetected elsewhere....
Deirdre Blake
Managing Editor, Dr. Dobb's


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