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The Legal and Economic Aftermath of Cybersecurity Breaches
Narrated by: Kate Reading
Length: 14 hrs
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Cybersecurity incidents make the news with startling regularity. Each breach - the theft of 145.5 million Americans' information from Equifax, for example, or the Russian government's theft of National Security Agency documents, or the Sony Pictures data dump - makes headlines, inspires panic, instigates lawsuits, and is then forgotten. The cycle of alarm and amnesia continues with the next attack, and the one after that.

In this book, cybersecurity expert Josephine Wolff argues that we shouldn't forget about these incidents, we should investigate their trajectory, from technology flaws to reparations for harm done to their impact on future security measures. We can learn valuable lessons in the aftermath of cybersecurity breaches.

Wolff describes a series of significant cybersecurity incidents between 2005 and 2015, mapping the entire life cycle of each breach in order to identify opportunities for defensive intervention. She outlines three types of motives underlying these attacks - financial gain, espionage, and public humiliation of the victims - that have remained consistent through a decade of cyberattacks, offers examples of each, and analyzes the emergence of different attack patterns. 

The enormous TJX breach in 2006, for instance, set the pattern for a series of payment card fraud incidents that led to identity fraud and extortion; the Chinese army conducted cyberespionage campaigns directed at US-based companies from 2006 to 2014, sparking debate about the distinction between economic and political espionage; and the 2014 breach of the Ashley Madison website was aimed at reputations rather than bank accounts.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Josephine Wolff (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Philo
  • San Diego, CA, United States
  • 02-17-19

The devil is in these details

That is, for businesses, lawyers, insurers, and a whole bunch of people who stake their fortunes on the flow of these kinds of events. So, the right audience is the person who has an incentive to dig fingernails into all this (until now) murky pool of blame-shifting. Liability turns out to have very rich, fertile fields across the networks and roles of various players. This one is detail-oriented and lives up to its advertising. It gives a recent history which is a good backdrop, going forward.

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