Decision support: you can't outsource liability for security

Monday, 26 August 2002, 9:56 AM EST

Companies are increasingly concerned about the threat of being found liable as a result of negligence in security. To protect themselves, businesses should adopt and comply with information-security best practices and standards to validate due diligence.

Tort law in the United States requires four fundamental components: duty, negligence, damage, and cause. Each has an effect on information security.

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