The Equifax Breach – One Year Later

On September 7, 2017, Equifax disclosed the worst data breach in history. One year later, what have we learned?

Pravin Kothari, CEO at CipherCloud:

Pravin Kothari

Pravin Kothari

“One year after the Equifax breach, nothing has changed — our consumer data is still being hacked and exposed.  The real lesson to be learned is that you can’t keep cyber attackers out.  Most large enterprises still use the  “defend a perimeter” strategy that fails with such great frequency as to be almost ineffective.

It’s time to adopt a Zero Trust model, which assumes that every user, both inside and outside the network, is untrusted and hostile.  Zero Trust employs technologies such as end-to-end encryption, two factor authentication and deception technology.  The goal is to render all data worthless to the attacker, and to quickly detect and mitigate the incursion so you can resume normal business operations.”