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Managers Knew of Breach, Failed To Act

DATA LOSS—U.S.

February 15, 2012

Network World reports that senior managers and the former CEO at now-defunct company Nortel were allegedly aware of a long-standing data breach on the company's computer systems but failed to take action. A former Nortel employee discovered the breach but was prevented from taking action by company executives, the report states. "I think the response is shameful," said a senior security advisor. Another expert called the breach "disturbing" and said Nortel's response was worse. "They should have called law enforcement," he said. Editor's note: An expert panel will discuss real-life data breach examples and how to avoid pitfalls in the breakout session "Mending Fences After a Breach" at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit.
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