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Proposed New Legislation: "Security Awareness Training For Your Users Or Go To Jail"?


OK, it may be hyberbole, but since 91% of data breaches are caused by successful spear phishing attacks, it's not entirely crazy to say: "train your users or go to jail..." :-D

This new-but-old U.S. bill introduces prison time for execs who conceal data breaches, and it's not the first time senators try to regulate breach disclosure.

It's the second time a bill with this name has been introduced. Four senators, including Nelson, tried to push a previous version of this bill in 2014, during the Obama administration, but failed to get the support they needed.

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