Christos Makridis

Christos Makridis completed his doctorates in management science and engineering and economics at Stanford University. He is a digital fellow at the MIT Sloan Initiative on the Digital Economy and a non-resident fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Cyber Security Initiative.

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Publicly Reported Data Breaches: A Measure of Our Ignorance?

There is a mounting gap between what the headlines say about the costs of cyber insecurity to the U.S. economy and the results of data-driven research on this topic—with negative implications for cybersecurity. Congress should move to narrow the gap by passing a federal law that takes two steps to protect data. First, it should require companies that possess sensitive personal information to publicly disclose when significant breaches of this information occur.