“From the beginning we understood this was not just about deploying DLP technology but about using the technology to drive better behaviors by our people through a phased implementation.”
– Regional CISO, International Consulting Firm
It has been almost two weeks since Equifax announced that a cyber-attack potentially affected 143 million Americans in an unprecedented and massive data breach. According to the US Census Bureau, there were 125.9 million adult men and women in the United States as of 2014. With a population growth rate of approximately 2.9 million per year, it is a safe bet that if you have received credit for anything in your life, you should assume you are affected and take steps to protect yourself.
The first reaction, as usual, has been to blame the victim, in this case Equifax. Many people want to point the finger at them and say their security program was negligent and we may find out that it was. (more…)