Poor security design and how not to handle a cyber attack — lessons from Equifax
The data breach at credit agency Equifax looks to be one of the biggest in recent times. Industry experts have been quick to criticise both the company’s security and its response to the breach. Once again we’ve seen a breach exploiting a web app vulnerability that has managed to go undetected for several months. There has also been criticism of Equifax executives actions in selling $1 million worth of stock before going public about the breach. “This breach is totally inexcusable,” says Mike Shultz, CEO of Cybernance, a cyber governance company.