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Every time a major corporate cybersecurity breach occurs, the response looks pretty much the same: Cry "havoc!" and call in the cyber first responders to close the breach.truth is that the threat posed by cybersecurity breaches is both acute and avoidable.After all, from Yahoo! to Equifax, data breaches have often been rooted in internal forces of human error, carelessness or even maliciousness.data breach affected all 3 billion accounts.The recently revealed Equifax data breach – which occurred during two months when the company had a patch to a known security vulnerability, but hadn't applied it – gave the hackers access to 145.5 million consumers' personal and sensitive data. According to a March 2017 report by the Pew Research Center, many Americans, for example, "are unclear about some key cybersecurity topics, terms, and concepts".Of course, consumers must be informed and vigilant about their own data. No company can afford a laissez-faire attitude about cybersecurity.But, with data breaches proliferating, often with business-critical consequences, there is no excuse for such inertia. Data breaches are not a fact of modern life.
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