24 Oct FBI Says, Expect to Be Hacked; FTC Says, Expect Us to Sue You
Quote from Free Enterprise
FBI director Robert Mueller is quoted in a CNN Money story today on the data security crisis now facing American businesses – an issue of particular importance to small businesses:
There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those that will be. Even that is merging into one category: those that have been hacked and will be again.
The U.S. Chamber continues to lead efforts to address the data security crisis, by actively engaging in discussions with Congress regarding federal data security and data breach legislation. The Chamber also recently released an Internet security guide, “Internet Security Essentials for Business 2.0.”
Unfortunately, the FTC is throwing American businesses who are victims of hacking under the bus by punishing them for not successfully preventing the hacks – in spite of the stark reality described by the FBI’s Robert Mueller.