Reporting data breaches won't kill your company

Wednesday, 21 March 2007, 12:45 AM EST

Whenever security experts talk about the rise in data breaches, they never fail to note that the numbers they cite are no doubt low given that many organizations don't report problems out of concern their reputations will take a hit. But the public might be more forgiving than such organizations think.

"[Customer] notifications have not turned out to be as fatal as we once thought," according to Mike Everist, director of legal and regulatory compliance at American Express Technologies, speaking at this week's Infosec World Conference & Expo in Orlando. "It's not the end of your brand."

At Computerworld.

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