Judge not the breach, but the response

Two incidents from the week’s news show how breach response – not breaches themselves – are becoming the yardstick by which companies are measured.

Cyber Needs More Perp Walks

The arrest of a 29-year-old man in Prague for suspected involvement in the 2012 hack of LinkedIn is a big victory for law enforcement. Even more important: viral video of the arrest.

Yahoo Breach: User Data Considered Toxic

Computer science and security rely on precision for the descriptions of their constructs and concepts. But there are some things that defy description in these realms, and the Yahoo data breach is one of them.