[Owasp-portland] Owasp-portland Digest, Vol 13, Issue 1
Timothy D. Morgan
tmorgan-owasp at vsecurity.com
Tue Feb 8 01:48:41 EST 2011
Thanks for sharing your experiences.
> Given this history, I expect little to nothing to be done by businesses
> to comply with Oregon (or any other state's) data breach notification
> statutes until they start seeing their peers getting some significant
> fines handed down and loosing business due to the publicity of breaches.
> Perhaps at some point the cost to comply will be less than the various
> risks of getting caught with your pants down on this.
Yes, I think that's an keen observation. I frequently forget, and am
reminded with equal frequency, that decisions about compliance tend to
come down to some approximation of:
[cost of compliance] >? [cost of breach]*[chance of being caught]
In many cases, businesses estimate the likelihood of being caught to be
very low. In the case of a new law like this, if no one has been
prosecuted under it, then businesses would be reasonable (statistically,
not ethically) in estimating that the likelihood of being caught is
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