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The Equifax breach: consequences, implications, and sequelae

There are credible reports that an extortion threat has been made in the dark web, presumably to Equifax, threatening to dump stolen credit card numbers if a 600 Bitcoin ransom (about $2.6 million) isn’t paid by September 15th

Equifax Cyberattack to Affect 143 Million Customers

The Atlanta-based company announced the hack on Thursday, and said that intruders were able to access customers’ Social Security numbers, addresses, names, birthdays, driver’s license numbers and more.

Another AWS cloud data leakage due to misconfiguration

Mike Shultz, CEO of risk governance company Cybernance Corp., based in Bee Cave, Texas, said he would be surprised “if Amazon doesn’t consider imposing greater restrictions and oversight on user data.”

The CyberWire Daily Podcast for 06.21.17

Implications of a major voter database exposure in the US, and what might be done to mitigate such risks with insight from Mike Schultz, CEO of Cybernance.

Industry Reactions to Trump’s Cybersecurity Executive Order

We’ve never had a mandate that requires agencies to build a comprehensive risk and mitigation report for their organization and then report to the president of the Department of Homeland Security and the director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Technologists Say Trump Cybersecurity Executive Order Only a ‘Plan of a Plan’

“Trump’s order mandates that the security of federal agencies has to be controlled on an entire enterprise level—instead of building security protocols for specific systems, all people, processes, and policies within the agency must be analyzed and reported on,” Mike Shultz, CEO at Cybernance, a cyber governance platform, said in a media advisory.

SPECIAL EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: Trump Signs Long Awaited Cybersecurity Executive Order, Draft of Which Homeland Security Today First Reported Last Week; Cyber Authorities Weigh In

President Trump today finally signed a long awaited Executive Order (EO) on Cybersecurity, Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure, the April 27 draft of which Homeland Security Today first reported last week, and which sources familiar with the then draft EO told Homeland Security Today Trump was expected to sign this week.

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