Oregon Business asks Tozny CEO about public database breaches

Tozny CEO talks security breaches with Charlie Kawasaki and Oregon Business. “Prevention is actually by far the cheapest way to mitigate.”

Oregon’s rules for data breach reporting changed a year ago to require businesses and government agencies to notify the Attorney General’s office when a breach occurred impacting more than 250 Oregonians. The breaches are then logged into a public database, which lists suspected breach dates and a copy of the notice sent to consumers explaining what happened.

To learn more about different types of breaches — and what businesses can do to prevent them — Oregon Business asked Charlie Kawasaki, CTO of communications systems manufacturer PacStar, and Isaac Potoczny-Jones, CEO of Tozny, a Portland data encryption company, to talk us through three breaches listed on the new state data base.

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