Linked by David Adams on Tue 28th Jun 2011 15:35 UTC, submitted by HAL2001
Privacy, Security, Encryption In an unexpected move for a security company, SecurEnvoy today said that cyber break-ins and advanced malware incidents, such as the recent DDoS attack by LulzSec, should actually be welcomed and their initiators applauded. The company's CTO Andy Kemshall said: "I firmly believe that the media attention LulzSec’s DDoS attack has recently received is deserving. It’s thanks to these guys, who’re exposing the blase attitudes of government and businesses without any personal financial gain, that will make a difference in the long term to the security being put in place to protect our own personal data!"
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RE: Comment by MORB
by Alfman on Tue 28th Jun 2011 16:39 UTC in reply to "Comment by MORB"
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"They do have a point, though. All those companies that got hacked had crappy security yet are always demanding personal information from their customers to use their products."

In so far as the data breaches expose a vulnerability which the company then fixes, then yes the company's security could benefit in the long term. There's nothing like an attack to raise awareness. However in context of the piece quoted, the vendor specifically mentions that DDoS encourage better data security, which is idiotic.

There's no connection between bandwidth limitations and data security. If you can't keep up with the attacker/botnet, then your dead. It doesn't indicate anything about bad security practices.

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