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Opinion: Without Regulation, Companies Lax on Security

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June 11, 2012

As hacking incidents continue, the recent breach at LinkedIn illustrates that companies with customer data continue to gamble on their own computer security, writes Nicole Perlroth for The New York Times. "If they had consulted with anyone that knows anything about password security, this would not have happened," said one expert, adding the reason companies continue to take risks is because they are not regulated on computer security. In The Washington Post, John Sileo offers tips for small business owners affected by breaches, such as changing passwords on social media sites, avoiding external e-mails promising help and guiding employees on future risks. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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