Equifax, grappling with the fallout from its massive data breach, announced the retirement of its chief information officer and chief security officer

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Key Equifax executives departing after huge data breach OOYUZ

- ooyuz.com
16 Sep 2017
New York &151; Equifax says its chief information officer and chief security officer are leaving the company, following the enormous breach of 143 million Americans' personal information. The credit data company said Friday that Susan Mauldin, who had been the top security officer, and David Webb, the chief technology officer, are retiring from Equifax immediately. ...

New Equifax Security Breach Because Password was "Admin

16 Sep 2017
While news is still unfolding regarding the Argentine breach, U.S. senators are moving to take action regarding the earlier U.S. data leak. Equifax took about six weeks to announce the discovery of the U.S. hack to the public. Earlier this week, 36 senators called for a federal investigation related to another aspect of the earlier breach: three executives of Equifax sold ...
- investopedia.com

After Equifax Hack, Consumers Are On Their Own Here Are 6 Tips To Protect Your Data

- npr.org
16 Sep 2017
After Equifax Hack, Consumers Are On Their Own. Here Are 6 Tips To Protect Your Data The credit-rating company last week said it was hacked, leaving 143 million consumers' personal information exposed. Equifax now faces lawsuits and investigations. Read tips on safeguarding your data.

How to check if your credit information was stolen by hackers who broke into Equifax 143 million Americans affected

16 Sep 2017
(Natural News ) Even if you've never used Equifax before, there is a decent possibility that your credit information could have been stolen by hackers in their recent high-profile cybersecurity breach. According to Equifax, the personal information of up to 143 million Americans - nearly half the country - was accessed by cyber criminals. As one of the country's three ...
- naturalnews.com

Credit Karma says it will offer credit monitoring for Equifax following this month s huge breach

- finance.yahoo.com
16 Sep 2017
This is important following the massive Equifax breach earlier this month, which included sensitive information for 143 million consumers . That breach included sensitive data like Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses and potentially driver license numbers. It's a potential goldmine for potential identity theft or fraud, which has placed companies and ...

Equifax hired a music major as chief security officer and she has just retired

16 Sep 2017
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- marketwatch.com

Another Coverup? Equifax Accused Of Scrubbing That Its Chief Security Officer Was A Music Major

- zerohedge.com
16 Sep 2017
... leading to a massive scandal which will go through at least one round of Congressional hearings in which company CEO Richard Smith will have to explain why the company waited for weeks before making this unprecedented data breach public (a breach which came due to a vulnerability the company was aware of and should have patched months prior) and will likely culminate ...

The Equifax Breach May Make It Harder to Buy or Refinance

16 Sep 2017
For years, security experts have been fearing "The Big One." Not terrorist incidents, bombs, or hurricanes--their warnings have been centered on cyberattacks. And now, one of the largest and potentially most damaging data breaches ever has occurred, at the credit-reporting company Equifax. The company revealed that personal information from about 143 million ...
- realtor.com

Equifax's troubles deepen amid new disclosure about breach

- wokv.com
16 Sep 2017
Investors are clearly concerned about Equifax's fate. The company's stock has lost nearly a third of its value since it disclosed the breach. Three Equifax executives, including the company's chief financial officer, preserved a significant chunk of their wealth by selling stock worth a combined $1.8 million just after management learned of the breach, but well before the ...

Beware these 3 scams

16 Sep 2017
The Federal Trade Commission warned Thursday that it expected a new wave of imposter scams, with con artists posing as representatives of Equifax "calling to verify your account information." Given that Equifax is providing free credit monitoring and credit freezes in wake of its data breach, the call may sound legitimate, the agency warned. But don't ever provide any ...
- cbsnews.com

Canada's privacy commissioner opens probe into Equifax data breach

- cbc.ca
16 Sep 2017
Equifax said Friday that systems in the United Kingdom were not affected by the breach. However, there was a batch of fewer than 400,000 British consumers who had some of their personal information compromised, though the company said that information was unlikely to lead to identity theft.

Federal probe launched after Equifax data breach

16 Sep 2017
"The volume and sensitivity of the data potentially involved in this breach raises serious questions about whether firms like Equifax adequately protect the enormous amounts of sensitive data they gather and commercialize," Warner wrote in a letter addressed to FTC Acting Chairwoman Maureen Ohlhausen.
- wpxi.com

Equifax Chief Information Security Officer Was An Affirmative Action Hire

- thelibertyconservative.com
16 Sep 2017
Equifax, which is a credit reporting agency, hired Mauldin as their Chief Information Security Officer in 2013. Previously, Mauldin was the Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer at First Data Corporation until 2013. Prior to that, she was also SunTrust Banks' Group Vice President from 2007 to 2009.

Het vizier op de tech industry

16 Sep 2017
By now most financially or technically savvy people are aware of the breach disclosed by Equifax on September 7th. Equifax reports that the incident affected 143 million Americans, which is well over half of the estimated 250 million adults in the United States. The data accessed is as sensitive as the scope is broad, including [...]
- techvisor.nl

What you need to know about the Equifax data breach

- repmag.ca
16 Sep 2017
The breach affected about 143 million in the United States, as well as some people in Canada and the United Kingdom, but Equifax didn't provide a number. Hackers had access to the data between May and July, Equifax said. The company discovered the hack on July 29 and publicly announced it more than a month later on Thursday.

Equifax replaces staff after data breach

16 Sep 2017
Given that Equifax is providing free credit monitoring and credit freezes in wake of its data breach, the call may sound legitimate, the agency warned. The Federal Trade Commission warned Thursday that it expected a new wave of imposter scams, with con artists posing as representatives of Equifax "calling to verify your account information."
- newsinn.org

The shocking security just got worse

- slashgear.com
16 Sep 2017
The portal's name was Veraz (Spanish for truth or truthful), and it's been taken offline as of last night. This was only after Equifax was told about the potential security breach by KrebsOnSecurity , informed in turn by Hold Security LLC. Inside the page, a list of active and inactive Equifax employees was found inside, along with contact information.

Equifax execs say they will retire effective immediately

16 Sep 2017
The credit data company said Friday that Susan Mauldin, who had been the top security officer, and David Webb, the chief technology officer, are retiring from Equifax immediately. Mauldin, a college music major, had come under media scrutiny for her qualifications in security. Equifax did not say in its statement what retirement packages the executives would receive.
- whec.com

Equifax Executives Step Down as Scrutiny Intensifies on Credit Bureaus

- nbcnews.com
16 Sep 2017
"I am troubled by this attack," the Massachusetts senator wrote in a letter to the CEO of Equifax. "We must understand exactly what failures allowed hackers to gain access to nearly 150 million Americans' sensitive data. Equifax has failed to provide the necessary information describing exactly how this happened, and exactly how your security systems failed."

Here's how to protect yourself

16 Sep 2017
One of the largest data breaches in history has left 143 million people wondering if their highly personal data has been exposed to hackers. For now, Equifax doesn't explicitly tell you if you were a victim, and in 99.99 percent of cases (yes, literally), it won't notify you by direct mail. But, if you're concerned you're vulnerable to identity theft because of the breach, ...
- cnet.com

Why is this information sensitive? The deeper Equifax problem

- blog.agilebits.com
16 Sep 2017
As the world now knows Equifax, the credit rating company and master of our fates, suffered a data breach in May and June 2017, which revealed to criminals details of 143 million people. (I would have liked to say, "143 million customers", but that is very far from the case. We have no control at all over Equifax and other credit rating companies collecting information ...

Two Equifax execs retiring after massive breach

16 Sep 2017
The company's chief security officer, Susan Mauldin, and the company's chief information officer, David Webb. The changes are effective immediately. (They aren't the three executives who sold stock after the company discovered the security breach this summer.) Equifax is conducting an internal investigation, hired Mandiant, a cyber investigations branch of FireEye Inc., ...
- axios.com

The Equifax Data Breach

- consumer.ftc.gov
16 Sep 2017
Here are the facts, according to Equifax. The breach lasted from mid-May through July. The hackers accessed people's names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver's license numbers. They also stole credit card numbers for about 209,000 people and dispute documents with personal identifying information for about 182,000 people. And ...

Steps to secure your data following the Equifax breach

16 Sep 2017
Also, make sure to check your credit report. In case you didn't know, you're allowed a free credit report from each of the three credit reporting companies (TransUnion, Equifax and Experian), every year. This will enable you to see any accounts that have been created using your sensitive information, such as your Social Security number. This means, if your information has ...
- ncxgroup.com

Key Equifax execs departing after data breach

- twincities.com
16 Sep 2017
The credit data company said that Susan Mauldin, who had been the top security officer, and David Webb, the chief technology officer, are retiring from Equifax. Mauldin, a college music major, had come under media scrutiny for her qualifications in security.

Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Security Officer are going to leave Equifax this friday

16 Sep 2017
Last week, the credit monitoring firm announced that a security breach may become exposed the personal data of up to 143 million Americans. The vulnerable information comprises names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and some driver's license numbers.
- latesthackingnews.com

Equifax Security and Information Executives Retire After Data Breach Disclosure

- nbcphiladelphia.com
16 Sep 2017
Equifax said Friday that its top information and security executives were retiring, effective immediately, as the company reels from its disclosure last week that it suffered a data breach potentially affecting 143 million people in the U.S., CNBC reported.

Personal data from the massive Equifax breach could be up for sale on the dark web

16 Sep 2017
DENVER -- The fallout continues from one of the biggest security breaches in U.S. history. More than 140 million Americans were put at risk after Equifax was hacked, and now security experts say what appears to be personal data from the breach is being sold on the dark web.
- thedenverchannel.com

What is Equifax and why does it have personal information on half the American population

- wsws.org
16 Sep 2017
Equifax--along with TransUnion and Experian--is a credit reporting agency (CRA) that collects information on the borrowing and repayment activity of private individuals. These companies do not receive permission from individuals to gather this data. They buy it from other companies, collect and package it, and sell to other companies.

Investigators' Knives Out for Equifax After Massive Data Breach

16 Sep 2017
Most interesting to lawmakers, and perhaps other investigative bodies, are the actions of company executives prior to the incident. Equifax's Chief Financial Officer and two other top executives dumped $1.8 million in company stock shortly before the company claims it discovered the breach. The public wasn't notified until six weeks later.
- truth-out.org

Finally, answers from Equifax to your data breach questions

- sfgate.com
16 Sep 2017
Days after the breach that caused as many as 143 million people to have their Social Security numbers and other data stolen, Equifax has finally offered some answers about various items, including its credit freeze process, whereby people lock up their files so that no thief can get new credit by impersonating them. One cautionary lesson: The company doesn't always get its ...

Mitigating Third Party Data Breach Risks

16 Sep 2017
FTC Safeguards Rule, 16 C.F.R. § 314.4 ("Tak[e] reasonable steps to select and retain third-party service providers that are capable of maintaining appropriate security measures to protect such personal information consistent with these regulations and any applicable federal regulations."); Massachusetts Data Security Law, 201 CMR 17.03 (2)(f)(1) (same). See also the ...
- jdsupra.com

Equifax Says CIO, Chief Security Officer to Exit After Hack

- bloomberg.com
16 Sep 2017
Equifax has faced withering criticism since disclosing Sept. 7 that hackers stole sensitive data -- including Social Security numbers, birth dates and other identifying information -- for much of the adult U.S. population. Lawmakers have since threatened to boost oversight of the industry, whose knowledge of consumers can, in the wrong hands, be used for identity theft and ...

How to Protect Yourself After Equifax Data Breach

16 Sep 2017
By now you have probably heard that personal information for 143 million people was compromised at Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the United States. The compromised information included individual names, addresses, birth dates and Social Security numbers. Rick Smith, Chairman and CEO of Equifax Inc., explains in details on the worst cybersecurity ...
- personalfinancenews.com

Equifax releases details on cybersecurity breach

- digitaljournal.com
16 Sep 2017
Mauldin is being replaced by Russ Ayers, an information technology executive inside Equifax. Webb is being replaced by Mark Rohrwasser, who joined Equifax in 2016 and most recently was in charge of Equifax's IT operations. Equifax states its internal investigation of this incident is still ongoing and the company continues to work closely with the FBI in its investigation.

Equifax CIO, CSO "retire" in wake of huge security breach

16 Sep 2017
According to a press release, the company said that its Chief Information Officer, David Webb, and Chief Security Officer, Susan Mauldin, would be leaving the company immediately and were being replaced by internal staff. Mark Rohrwasser, who has lead Equifax's international IT operations, is the company's new interim CIO. Russ Ayres, who had been a vice president for IT ...
- arstechnica.com

Two Equifax executives resign in wake of massive data breach

- thehill.com
16 Sep 2017
A separate group of Equifax executives outside the duo that stepped down on Friday have also piqued the interest of politicians. In their letters to Equifax, Senate Commerce Committee and Senate Finance Committee leaders pressed the company for details regarding three executives who unloaded almost $2 million worth of Equifax stock days after the breach occured.

CIOs Want a Chief Data Officer

16 Sep 2017
Quick, what does CDO stand for? Before you say chief digital officer , think again. A new study points to the chief data officer as the more important of the two titles, finding 82 percent of CIOs believe there is a compelling case to hire a CDO in most organizations. The survey, commissioned by Experian Data Quality, was completed by 200 CIOs and 50 chief data officers in ...
- devops.com

Defining the Role of Chief Data Officer Process and Data Ownership

- blogs.informatica.com
16 Sep 2017
The Chief Data Officer is accountable on a '100% committed' basis for ensuring the organization has the right policy, strategy, and data standards for the organization to operate effectively. The scope is across the data lifecycle which is outlined below in Figure 3.

Key Equifax executives departing after huge data breach

16 Sep 2017
Equifax said that Susan Mauldin, who had been the top security officer, and David Webb, the chief technology officer, are retiring. Mauldin, a college music major, had come under media scrutiny for her qualifications in security. Equifax did not say in its statement what retirement packages the executives would receive.
- nbc12.com

Equifax's information, security heads to retire immediately

- aus-city.com
16 Sep 2017
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Two executives retire in wake of Equifax breach

16 Sep 2017
Chief Information Officer David Webb and Chief Security Officer Susan Mauldin are out, though the company did not name the executives in announcing the retirements. Webb led global information technology, according to a cached version of his company bio, while Mauldin was in charge of the company's cyber security operations.
- ajc.com

Deadly Sins to Avoid When Mitigating Cyberthreats

- darkreading.com
16 Sep 2017
Most organizations over-protect some digital assets and under-protect others. Some 51% rank customer personal identifiable data as the first or second information most valuable to cybercriminals in the organization. Only 11% percent rate intellectual property (IP) rights as the first or second most valuable category. Strangely enough, personal information from board ...

San Diego's Maksim Pecherskiy on Becoming a Leading Chief Data Officer

16 Sep 2017
Maksim Pecherskiy, the city's Chief Data Officer (CDO), leads these efforts. Operating under Mayor Kevin Faulconer's vision of a city government as innovative as San Diego's residents, Pecherskiy runs the city's open data initiative. A programmer by trade, Pecherskiy arrived to the job in 2014, and immediately set out to launch the city's first open data portal.
- govtech.com

Chief data officers bust out of the shadows onto the corporate front lines

- siliconangle.com
16 Sep 2017
Going on offense demands a new set of priorities and skills. CDOs said their roles are morphing from caretakers and librarians into coaches and evangelists. "If you want to have a data-driven culture, bringing up the data IQ is essential," said Venkat Varadachary (pictured, center), CDO at American Express Co. He noted that Amex's chief executive recently asked for a ...

Failure to patch two old bug led to massive Equifax breach

16 Sep 2017
The Equifax breach that exposed sensitive data for as many as 143 million US consumers was accomplished by exploiting a Web application vulnerability that had been patched more than two months earlier, officials with the credit reporting service said Thursday.
- arstechnica.co.uk

Equifax's information, security heads to retire immediately

- oann.com
16 Sep 2017
This breach is inexcusable. Let's hope that the massive lawsuits being prepared will drive Equifax totally out of business permanently. Maybe this financial loss will teach the shareholders to be more careful about who they elect as CEO. ... Show NO mercy.

Equifax Releases New Information About Security Breach as Top Execs Step

16 Sep 2017
Mauldin has been heavily criticized following the breach. Initially, she was attacked because she deleted her LinkedIn profile. Equifax also took some blame, for hiring Mauldin, a music major . Some infosec experts believe Mauldin's criticism to be unfair .
- bleepingcomputer.com

Boss Information Security Officer and Chief Security Officer will leave Equifax this friday

- thetechsamachar.com
16 Sep 2017
A week ago, the credit observing firm declared that a security rupture may wind up plainly uncovered the individual information of up to 143 million Americans. The defenseless data includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, locations and some driver's permit numbers.

Equifax's chief information officer and chief security officer

16 Sep 2017
Webb joined Equifax in 2010, according to his company bio . He previously served as chief operations officer at Silicon Valley Bank and as a vice president at Goldman Sachs. Before earning his MBA, Webb earned a bachelor's degree in Russian from the University of London.
- money.cnn.com
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