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Security is not irrelevant, but that doesn't mean that everyone won't be hacked. There is a saying in the security world: "there are two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those that just don't realize yet that they've been hacked".

Of course we shouldn't just 'give up' and stop trying to improve our security, but the unfortunate truth is that breaches are practically inevitable. In addition to constantly striving to improve our security, our society also needs to start investigating ways to make it so that breaches are less impactful (for example, stop using SSNs as any type of secret identifier, so that if an SSN database is breached, it doesn't matter).




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