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You'll see this message when it is too late : the legal and economic aftermath of cybersecurity breaches

Author: Josephine Wolff
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, [2018]
Series: Information policy series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cybersecurity incidents make the news with startling regularity. Each breach-the theft of 145.5 million Americans' information from Equifax, for example, or the Russian government's theft of National Security Agency documents, or the Sony Pictures data dump-makes headlines, inspires panic, instigates lawsuits, and is then forgotten. The cycle of alarm and amnesia continues with the next attack, and the one after  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Josephine Wolff
ISBN: 9780262038850 0262038854
OCLC Number: 1029793778
Description: xv, 318 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : After the breach --
I. Lessons from financially motivated cybercrimes : Operation get rich or die tryin': how the TJX breach set the stage for a decade of payment card conflict --
"What they aren't telling you is their rules are archaic": the South Carolina Department of Revenue breach, IRS fraud, and identity theft --
The most wanted cybercriminal in the world: GameOver ZeuS, cryptolocker, and the rise of ransomware --
II. Lessons from cyberespionage : Certificates gone rogue: the DigiNotar compromise and the Internet's fragile trust infrastructure --
No doubt to hack you, writed by Uglygorilla: China's PLA unit 61398 and economic espionage --
"Decades in the making": the Office of Personnel Management breach and political espionage --
III. Lessons from online acts of public humiliation : Operation Stophaus: the Spamhaus denial-of-service attacks --
"An epic nightmare": the Sony breach and ex-post mitigation --
An imperfect affair: Ashley Madison and the economics of embarrassment --
IV. Who should safeguard our data? Distributing responsibility and liability : "Email the way it should be": the role of application designers and software developers --
Reasonable security: the role of organizations in protecting their data and networks --
"Happy talk about good ideas": the role of policymakers in defending computer systems --
Conclusion : "It will take all of us".
Series Title: Information policy series.
Responsibility: Josephine Wolff.

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