Security In Five Podcast Weekly Roundup – 9/15/17

Chances are your week went far better than Equifax. After announcing their hack they have been brutalized on almost everything they do. Their data checker and legal waiver was a mess, another website of their in South America was storing everything in clear text and had an administration account and password of admin/admin and it turns out their breach was caused by not patching their website. I suspect things will only get worse as more digging goes on around them. It would be surprising if they survive as a company and if a few executives don’t end up in a White Collar Criminal resort. As a security professional this will be one event I will study for years to come.

Next week I will have a few podcast episodes around Equifax and there are many more lessons to be learned from this breach. That’s what you need to do as a security professional, look beyond the headlines, learn about Why this happened and reflect on your own program and team to see if you have the proper controls in place to mitigate the same thing happening to you.

I can guarantee that anyone using Apache Struts is check and immediately patching it.

Here’s the Security In Five episodes for the week ending 9/18/17 –

Here are next week’s episodes –

Episode 70
Why The Equifax Data Breach Is Dangerous To Everyone
Sept. 18, 2017
Episode 71
Learning From Equifax, Patch Your Systems
Sept. 19, 2017
Episode 72
CIS 17 – Security Awareness
Sept. 20, 2017
Episode 73
Just Because Employees Have Access, Doesn’t Mean They’re Authorized
Sept. 21, 2017
Episode 74
Another Benefit Of A Personal VPN, Keeping Internet Use Fair
Sept. 22, 2017

Be aware, be safe.

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