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JimH

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FCC and Cybersecurity
« on: August 24, 2015, 12:55:54 pm »

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Re: FCC and Cybersecurity
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2015, 07:49:19 pm »

I wonder if they were using any or low security at the time.

Consumers deserve to have some protection, I'm just not sure you can ever protect against the dedicated hacker.
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Re: FCC and Cybersecurity
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2015, 07:10:12 am »

Actually I believe most companies could easily improve their security to protect consumers. Encrypting consumer data with individual salted hashes would be a start. Include a hardware decryptor and monitor the throughput at that point. That would prevent anyone from stealing a database and publishing the content worldwide. They might be able to steal a few, but certainly not millions of peoples private information. You may not be able to prevent the dedicated hacker, but you certainly can mitigate the damage.

In the Canada (and I would think the US) there is legislation in which consumers have a right to have their private data protected. Frankly I'm surprised that none of these companies have had fines levied against them in addition to the cost of the breach. I would bet that they will happen soon and if not laws will be passed that add some teeth to the provisions that are already in place.
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