Seriously, Equifax? This Is a Breach No One Should Get Away With
By Farhad Manjoo | STATE OF THE ART
The New York Times
Sept. 8, 2017
What is likely to happen is just the opposite of a harsh punishment. The more data a company has on us, the less likely it is that a breach will put the company in any real danger, because its very size protects it.
“Smaller companies have more of an existential concern,” Mr. Rubin [a lawyer who specializes in cybersecurity law at the firm Moritt Hock & Hamroff] said. “When a small law firm or accounting firm loses people’s data, they’re going to be in big trouble, because you can go down the street and find someone else.”
A version of this article appears in print on September 9, 2017, on Page B1 of the New York edition.
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