Bryson Koehler, Equifax CTO, Discusses the Road Ahead in Data Security Infrastructure

Byson Koehler, the Equifax CTO and CISO, delivered the keynote at DevSecOps Days during the 2020 RSAC. Equifax contributed to multiple sessions and panels during the conference. The message was consistent: "Yes, ...

The “Big Hack” That Actually Happened – Chinese Military Implicated in Equifax Breach

In October 2018, Bloomberg published an article titled “The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies,” that sent shockwaves around the world. The implication - Chinese spies ...
U.S. Charges 4 Chinese Military Officers in 2017 Equifax Hack

U.S. Charges 4 Chinese Military Officers in 2017 Equifax Hack

The U.S. Justice Department today unsealed indictments against four Chinese officers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) accused of perpetrating the 2017 hack against consumer credit bureau Equifax that led to the ...
Equifax used ‘admin’ as username and password internally

Equifax used ‘admin’ as username and password internally

A class-action lawsuit targeting Equifax has revealed a series of appalling internal security practices that led to the data breach incurred by the credit reporting agency in 2017. The lawsuit is not ...

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 ...