Cybersecurity is Failing—Time for a Reset?

When you read what’s happening in cybersecurity, you could cry. We are being bombarded with cybersecurity fails. Recent egregious examples are Equifax and Capital One. To quote an August 2, 2019 article ...
Equifax has bled $1.4 billion from 2017 breach, so far

Equifax has bled $1.4 billion from 2017 breach, so far

Nearly two years after suffering a massive data breach, credit bureau Equifax is still bleeding money in settlements and legal fees. Equifax’s latest earnings release tallies the costs associated with its 2017 ...
Equifax sued by the state of Indiana over 2017 breach

Equifax sued by the state of Indiana over 2017 breach

Almost two years after suffering a massive hacker attack, Equifax is still picking up the pieces, paying penalties through its nose. The latest act of retribution comes from the U.S. state of ...
A Chief Security Concern for Executive Teams

A Chief Security Concern for Executive Teams

Virtually all companies like to say they take their customers' privacy and security seriously, make it a top priority, blah blah. But you'd be forgiven if you couldn't tell this by studying ...
Scanning for Flaws, Scoring for Security

Scanning for Flaws, Scoring for Security

Is it fair to judge an organization's information security posture simply by looking at its Internet-facing assets for weaknesses commonly sought after and exploited by attackers, such as outdated software or accidentally ...
Equifax Has Chosen Experian. Wait, What?

Equifax Has Chosen Experian. Wait, What?

A year after offering free credit monitoring to all Americans on account of its massive data breach that exposed the personal information of nearly 148 million people, Equifax now says it has ...
Apache Struts, RCEs, and the Equifax Breach Anniversary

Apache Struts, RCEs, and the Equifax Breach Anniversary

We just passed the one-year anniversary of Equifax’s announcement of their massive data breach due to an exploit of an Apache Struts vulnerability (CVE-2017-5638) – and incidentally, at nearly the same time ...
Experts Urge Rapid Patching of ‘Struts’ Bug

Experts Urge Rapid Patching of ‘Struts’ Bug

In September 2017, Equifax disclosed that a failure to patch one of its Internet servers against a pervasive software flaw -- in a Web component known as Apache Struts -- led to ...
Librarian Sues Equifax Over 2017 Data Breach, Wins $600

Librarian Sues Equifax Over 2017 Data Breach, Wins $600

In the days following revelations last September that big-three consumer credit bureau Equifax had been hacked and relieved of personal data on nearly 150 million people, many Americans no doubt felt resigned ...
Survey: Americans Spent $1.4B on Credit Freeze Fees in Wake of Equifax Breach

Survey: Americans Spent $1.4B on Credit Freeze Fees in Wake of Equifax Breach

Almost 20 percent of Americans froze their credit file with one or more of the big three credit bureaus in the wake of last year's data breach at Equifax, costing consumers an ...
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