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Full Disclosure made law
From: John.Airey () rnib org uk
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 09:53:13 -0000

Apologies to those that get the Netcraft newsletter already, but apparently
hosting.com has publicised a security breach as it is mandated by a new
Californian law -
http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2004/03/15/hostingcom_cites_security_breac
h_information_act_in_disclosing_successful_attack.html

As part of my degree course we covered the secrecy in disclosing security
problems that is prevalent in the IT industry. I can't remember the title of
the book that was the course reference, but I can look it up if anyone wants
to know it. The bottom line was that companies prefer to keep these things
quiet. Obviously legislation like this should change all that and make
businesses pay more attention to data security.

(Apologies for the Outlook word-wrapping).

- 
John Airey, BSc (Jt Hons), CNA, RHCE
Internet systems support officer, ITCSD, Royal National Institute of the
Blind,
Bakewell Road, Peterborough PE2 6XU,
Tel.: +44 (0) 1733 375299 Fax: +44 (0) 1733 370848 John.Airey () rnib org uk 

Shameless movie plug - go see the Passion of the Christ!


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