Are Security Expectations Unrealistic? Target’s Data Breach In Perspective
Are Security Expectations Unrealistic? Target’s Data Breach In Perspective: Weeks after the recent Target data breach, where millions of credit card records were stolen by hackers, the lawsuits have started to roll in.Target Stores was accused of “Negligence”, and a disregard for how “highly offensive” such a data breach would be to customers. BBC news reports that at least 11 customers are now pursuing class-action suits against the retailer. All told, Target might be liable for up to $3.6 billion from this incident.Public reaction to the attack on Target reveals a deep flaw in the current security debate. On one hand, security professionals are expected to protect companies from a growing number of potential attacks, while on the other, regulators, lawyers and the victims of these thefts, decry corporations inability to protect their data.So, what is causing the disparity between these two parties?