* Posts by Merodach

6 posts • joined 14 Oct 2010

Insurer tells hospitals: You let hackers in, we're not bailing you out

Merodach

Typically upper management echelons are largely to blame for these breaches. As a previous commenter noted IT budgets have been repeatedly slashed. Combine that with a perception of IT not adding to the bottom line (i.e. cost center only) and a (faulty) risk analysis that it is cheaper to deal with the results of a breach than to try to prevent and you wind up with an infrastructure that just can't meet the security needed to remain secure against most threats.

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WHOOPSIE! Vast US health insurer CareFirst plundered of 1.1 MEELLION records

Merodach
FAIL

Once again.......

A company takes the low road, and instead of securing the data properly merely offers credit monitoring.

Here's an idea to end this :

1] Require, by law, not just monitoring but the full cost of credit repair and restoration be borne, primarily by the executives of the breached company.

2] Fine the company 10x that cost, with all money to be directly distributed (NO LAWYERS!) to the victims of the breach.

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Vendors must break code of silence on software's biggest FAILS

Merodach
WTF?

GAAAAHHHH!

I've been assaulted ---- "Fast followers"? "Derisk"??

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Are we in the middle of a PATENT BUBBLE?

Merodach

Or maybe...

Impose severe fines for willfully omitting prior art. I'm amazed at the number of times a patent article comes up and people in a matter of google minutes are able to find prior art that completely implements (and therefore invalidates as non-original) the patent

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Spam volumes double as Rustock botnet wakes

Merodach

Kids on holiday from uni too

Kids on holiday from uni too. I see a drop when that starts and when it ends a spike.

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Tape backup could be binned soon

Merodach

You forgot one...

Will it blend?

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