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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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.
I've been assaulted ---- "Fast followers"? "Derisk"??
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
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.
You forgot one...
Will it blend?