The silver lining on the Equifax breach

Read why Tom Pendergast says that there is a silver lining in the Equifax data breach on CSO Online : By any measure, the recent Equifax data breach was and is a disaster: in exposing the personal information of 143 million American consumers, it could cause years of trouble for all involved. It also revealed all […]

Learning from the Disqus data breach

Read John E Dunn’s article about what businesses can learn from the Disqus data breach on Naked Security : I’m a fan of Troy Hunt’s Have I Been Pwned? (HIBP) data breach project but being contacted by it three times in a month is unnerving. In early September, HIBP sent me news that an email address […]

In Equifax Data Breach, Three Hard Lessons in Risk

Read Bil Harmer’s article about the three lessons Equifax data breach holds for risk management on CSO Online : How much security risk can an organization accept before it’s on very thin ice? The equation is simple: decide how much money it will take to reduce the risk, and how much more money an organization […]

Equifax’s Data Breach Sends Wake-Up Call to Small Business Owners

Read why Joyce M. Rosenberg says that Equifax’s data breach is a wake up call for all small business owners on Inc. : The Equifax breach is reminding small business owners that they may be vulnerable to cybercriminals. Companies that provide security and other technology services to small businesses say they’ve had an increase in calls […]

Three big lessons to learn from the Equifax data breach

We’ve all seen the news reports, again and again: A massive breach has occurred. Many millions of customer records have been obtained by hackers. The company in question has flubbed the response to the incident. Wall Street is punishing the company, and the stock has plummeted since the breach was reported. Read the three big lessons […]

The big data breach suffered by Equifax has alarming implications

Until something goes wrong, few people give much thought to the surveillance they undergo by credit-reporting agencies (CRAs). Yet these agencies’ business is deeply intrusive: quantifying character. They assign individuals credit scores based on how they previously managed debt. Read about the implications of Equifax data breach on the financial sector on Economist.

Equifax data breach — here’s what we can learn from it

Although data breaches and cyber attacks have flooded the news for several years, the revelation that 143 million Equifax customer records were breached still raises eyebrows and a lot of concern. Read about the lessons organisations can take from the massive Equifax data breach on The Hill.

7 Takeaways From The Equifax Data Breach

The exposure of PII belonging to 143 million US consumers raises questions about the continued use of SSNs as identifiers, breach liability and app sec spending. Read Jai Vijayan list seven lessons we can take away from the Equifax Data Breach in a slideshow on Dark Reading.

Swedish Government’s major data leak: lessons for the enterprise

Read Nick Ismail explain the lessons that businesses can learn from the Swedish government’s latest data breach on Information Age : In July 2017, the Swedish Government disclosed that it had leaked the details of nearly all of its citizens after information from the country’s driving licence database was made available. Read his full article […]

Game of Thrones cyber security breach a lesson to us all

Read Leanna Byrne explain why Game of Thrones cyber security breach can be a lesson to organisations on Business Post : It’s bad enough having to avoid colleagues at work or friends dishing out spoilers on social media, but now the hackers are ruining it for us too. Read her full article here.