Security In Five Weekly Roundup – 10/6/17

This week the Equifax soap opera continued. The former CEO was dragged in front of Congress to get grilled on the breach. Like any strong, accountable leader does he blamed the patching guy. Equifax, 255 security professionals, with a single point of failure. I am certain there are more than one. Regardless of the reason, 145 million people are going to have potential identity problems forever. Unless the system changes to render that data not as useful (i.e. – abolish the SSN, verify account activity with owners, consumer data ownership…)

I wrote a more detailed post about the testimony and some thoughts on how it really broke down. You can find that article here – Former Equifax CEO Blames One Person Not Doing Their Job For The Breach… Yeah, OK…

This week’s podcast episodes I completed the 20 shows that covered the CIS Top 20. I will put together a comprehensive post that puts all the episodes together for reference.

Here are this week’s Security In Five podcasts, week ending 10/6/17 –






Next week’s episodes.

Episode 85
Cloud Services Doesn’t Absolve You From Security Practices
Oct. 9, 2017
Episode 86
OWASP Top 10 – Not All Can Be Addressed By Good Coding Alone
Oct. 10, 2017
Episode 87
In Security You Need To Answer The Hardest Business Question – So What?
Oct. 11, 2017
Episode 88
Security Assessments Are Only Good For That Moment, Be Regular
Oct. 12, 2017
Episode 89
Book Review – Secure Enough? By Bryce Austin
Oct. 13, 2017

Be aware, be safe.

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