[ISN] Get hacked and spill the beans, anonymously

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 02:28:06 -0600 (CST)

By Elinor Mills
InSecurity Complex
CNet News
November 11, 2010

A new Web site could help turn security breach guesswork into science.

Database breaches, social engineering attacks, and hacking incidents 
happen at companies every day, but very few end up being reported 
publicly. That's because organizations fear--and rightly so--damage to 
their reputation, public humiliation, and loss of customer confidence.

But this silent victim syndrome means that others can't learn from the 
missteps of victims and that the industry as a whole doesn't have a good 
grasp on the scope of the problem.

In a first-of-its-kind effort, Verizon Business is launching a public 
Web site for reporting security incidents that could crack open the 
self-defeating secrecy of data breaches.

"This will benefit the overall community," Alexander Hutton, a principal 
of research and intelligence at Verizon Business, told CNET in an 
interview. "The valid data helps us all learn from mistakes."


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