Why Don't We Defend Better?: Data Breaches, Risk Management, and Public Policy

Sloan, Robert, Warner, Richard

  • 出版商: CRC
  • 出版日期: 2021-04-02
  • 售價: $950
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$903
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 118
  • 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
  • ISBN: 0367787911
  • ISBN-13: 9780367787912

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The wave of data breaches raises two pressing questions: Why don't we defend our networks better? And, what practical incentives can we create to improve our defenses? Why Don't We Defend Better?: Data Breaches, Risk Management, and Public Policy answers those questions. It distinguishes three technical sources of data breaches corresponding to three types of vulnerabilities: software, human, and network. It discusses two risk management goals: business and consumer. The authors propose mandatory anonymous reporting of information as an essential step toward better defense, as well as a general reporting requirement. They also provide a systematic overview of data breach defense, combining technological and public policy considerations.




  • Explains why data breach defense is currently often ineffective
  • Shows how to respond to the increasing frequency of data breaches
  • Combines the issues of technology, business and risk management, and legal liability
  • Discusses the different issues faced by large versus small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs)
  • Provides a practical framework in which public policy issues about data breaches can be effectively addressed




Robert H. Sloan, PhD, is a Professor and Head of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois, Chicago.



Richard Warner, PhD, is a Professor Norman and Edna Freehling Scholar at Chicago-Kent College of Law in Illinois.