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

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

- zerohedge.com
17 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 ...

Equifax Says CIO, Chief Security Officer to Exit After Hack

17 Sep 2017
David C. Webb, who joined the company in January 2010, was previously the firm's chief information officer, according to Equifax's annual regulatory filing in February. Susan Mauldin previously served as chief security officer, according to her professional profile on LinkedIn and an Equifax press release from 2015.
- bloomberg.com

Equifax Chief Information Security Officer Was An Affirmative Action Hire

- thelibertyconservative.com
17 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.

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

17 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

The Equifax Data Breach

- consumer.ftc.gov
17 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 ...

Equifax Security and Information Executives Retire After Data Breach Disclosure

17 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.
- nbcchicago.com

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

- latesthackingnews.com
17 Sep 2017
Webb entered Equifax in 2010, according to his business bio. He earlier served as chief operations officer at Silicon Valley Bank and as a vice chairman at Goldman Sachs. Before getting his MBA, Webb earned a bachelor's degree in Russian from the University of London.

Equifax CISO Retired" Effective

17 Sep 2017
David "Dave" Webb is chief information officer for Equifax, where he is responsible for leading a global team of IT professionals in delivering the technology strategy as well as support for the company's consumer and business solutions. He joined the company in 2010.
- hollywoodlanews.com

Equifax's chief information officer and chief security officer

- money.cnn.com
17 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.

Fury over Equifax breach may finally shake enterprises out of cybersecurity stupor

17 Sep 2017
Most companies have limited insight into their own security posture and are unwilling to share information publicly for fear of embarrassment. In fact, until two years ago federal antitrust law made that sharing illegal. The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 lifted those decades-old restrictions, but "there's so much stigma attached to being hacked that it's ...
- siliconangle.com

CIOs Want a Chief Data Officer

- devops.com
17 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 ...

Equifax breach just another page in the sordid history of credit bureaus

17 Sep 2017
For now, the breach is generating more questions than answers, as government officials and IT professionals wonder whose data has been compromised, how hackers penetrated the company's network, why Equifax waited a month to go public, and why three top Equifax executives sold $1.8 million in company stock immediately after the breach was discovered.
- themortgagereports.com

The Equifax data breach didn t have to be this bad

- information-management.com
17 Sep 2017
This week, Equifax said that its systems had been accessed by intruders, potentially affecting 143 million U.S. consumers. Equifax Chief Executive Richard Smith called the event "disappointing," which seems like an understatement for a company whose core business is collecting people's credit information. The stolen information includes names, Social Security numbers, ...

Equifax Breach Drags Open Source Security Into Spotlight

17 Sep 2017
Amidst reports of executives selling off Equifax stock before the breach announcement, the report by equity research firm Baird which posed the open source theory raised a few eyebrows, in part because the source, according to The New York Post, was Equifax itself.
- cmswire.com

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

- app.primal.com
17 Sep 2017
Equifax is the oldest of the three main CRAs. Founded in 1899 as Retail Credit Company, Equifax grew rapidly throughout the 20th century as a primary source of information for companies seeking to lend money or sell insurance to individuals. By 1960, it had grown into one of the largest CRAs. It pioneered the intrusive practice of maintaining millions of "files" on ...

Equifax says CIO, chief security officer to leave after breach

17 Sep 2017
On Sept. 13, Equifax conceded that hackers exploited a software vulnerability known as Apache Struts CVE-2017-5638. Computer-security specialists had publicly identified that weakness earlier this year, offering a patch to fix it in March. Equifax has said the breach happened sometime after mid-May and was discovered July 29.
- americanbanker.com

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

- wsws.org
17 Sep 2017
The implications of the Equifax hack--as well as the outrageous behavior of company executives--are so damaging that both houses of Congress and several state governments have launched official probes. On Wednesday, the US House Financial Services Committee announced that Equifax CEO Richard Smith will testify on October 3 before a panel and be questioned about the breach ...

Equifax CIO and Chief Security Officer to leave company

17 Sep 2017
"Equifax's Security organization was aware of this vulnerability at that time, and took efforts to identify and to patch any vulnerable systems in the company's IT infrastructure," the company said in Friday's statement. "While Equifax fully understands the intense focus on patching efforts, the company's review of the facts is still ongoing. The company will release ...
- mybroadband.co.za

Why the Equifax breach is very possibly the worst leak of personal info

- arstechnica.com
17 Sep 2017
What's more, the website , which Equifax created to notify people of the breach, is highly problematic for a variety of reasons. It runs on a stock installation WordPress , a content management system that doesn't provide the enterprise-grade security required for a site that asks people to provide their last name and all but three digits of their Social Security number. ...

Equifax Reports Data Breach Possibly Affecting 143 Million U S Consumers

17 Sep 2017
Credit-reporting company Equifax Inc. said Thursday that hackers gained access to some of its systems, potentially compromising the personal information of roughly 143 million U.S. consumers in one of the biggest and most threatening data breaches of recent years.
- wsj.com

Equifax Releases New Information About Security Breach as Top Execs Step

- bleepingcomputer.com
17 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 .

Equifax's information, security heads to retire immediately

17 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.
- oann.com

Breach Equifax said chief information and chief security officers retiring

- futurescot.com
17 Sep 2017
The company also confirmed that Mandiant, the threat intelligence arm of the cyber firm FireEye, has been helping investigate the breach. It said Mandiant was brought in on 2 August after Equifax's security team initially observed "suspicious network traffic" on 29 July.

Equifax announces Chief Security Officer and Chief Information Officer

17 Sep 2017
The two senators, Republican Bill Cassidy and Democrat Sherrod Brown, said they were concerned that personal information maintained by the Social Security Administration may also be at risk because the agency worked with Equifax to build its E-Authentication security platform.
- startup9.com

Equifax Susan Mauldin Had Degrees in Music Composition

- mediaite.com
17 Sep 2017
After this egregious incident, Mediaite learned Susan Mauldin -- the reported chief information security officer at the agency -- has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts in "Music Composition" from the University of Georgia -- two degrees that presumably have nothing to do with cybersecurity.

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17 Sep 2017
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- marketingtofarmers.com
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