Security litigations include both the sins of omission, as well as the sins of commission. The adequacy and efficacy of security programs are defined situationally, on a case by case basis. Defining a reasonable standard of care is also situational, to be determined by the ambient threat environment. Because the ambient threat environment is dynamic in order to remain contemporary, periodic security assessments are a necessity. Security is also a dynamic discipline because the internal and external threat environments are subject to change, and course corrections must to be applied. For these reasons and others, periodic security assessments are a necessity. Finally, if security breaches do occur, pertinent corrective actions are essential. The general criteria to justify a claim of negligence is that the alleged breach was reasonably foreseeable.
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