The vulnerability management process after Equifax

Managing software vulnerabilities is a universal problem.

While unknown flaws in code or system design are part of the vulnerability management process, responsible disclosure policies and bug bounties have greatly reduced the prevalence of zero-day attacks. Unknown security holes that attackers exploit are usually at high-value targets, such as Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and critical infrastructures.

NotPetya, WannaCry, Conficker and other well-publicized attacks took advantage of vulnerabilities that were publicly known and had available software patches. The use of known vulnerabilities is especially troubling for security professionals because these attacks can be prevented.

Companies haven’t embraced the ever-changing software environments that have […] Read more

Victory Capital Management Inc. Boosts Stake in TransUnion (TRU)

Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its position in TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) by 23.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 941,454 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 180,433 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. owned 0.52% of TransUnion worth $40,775,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Aperio Group LLC raised its position in shares of TransUnion by 2.7% in the second quarter. Aperio Group […] Read more

Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD Decreases Position in Equifax, Inc. (EFX)

Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD reduced its position in Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 0.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 178,165 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 625 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD owned approximately 0.15% of Equifax worth $24,483,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of EFX. William Blair Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of […] Read more

CIBC Asset Management Inc Decreases Position in Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX)

CIBC Asset Management Inc cut its position in shares of Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 16.0% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 25,383 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 4,838 shares during the period. CIBC Asset Management Inc’s holdings in Equifax were worth $3,488,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its position in shares of Equifax by 58.2% in the fourth quarter. Macquarie […] Read more

Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. Sells 1,979 Shares of Equifax, Inc. (EFX)

Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. decreased its position in Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 10.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 17,229 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 1,979 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Equifax were worth $2,368,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in Equifax by 4.0% in the second […] Read more

Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) Shares Sold by Copeland Capital Management LLC

Copeland Capital Management LLC decreased its stake in shares of Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 1.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 100,065 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 1,255 shares during the period. Copeland Capital Management LLC owned approximately 0.08% of Equifax worth $13,751,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of EFX. IFP Advisors Inc boosted its position in Equifax by 9.4% in the first quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 745 […] Read more

Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD Cuts Stake in Equifax, Inc. (EFX)

Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD decreased its position in Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 0.3% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 178,165 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after selling 625 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD owned about 0.15% of Equifax worth $24,483,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in shares of […] Read more

Highland Capital Management LLC Invests $613,000 in TransUnion (NYSE:TRU)

Highland Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 14,163 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $613,000.

Several other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its position in shares of TransUnion by 37.2% in the first quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,086 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $157,000 after buying an additional 1,108 shares in the last quarter. Envestnet Asset […] Read more

Jul 26, 2017 – Fairbanks Capital Management, Inc. Buys GameStop Corp, Stamps.com Inc, Amerco Inc, Sells Apple Inc, Equifax Inc, Intuit Inc

Investment company Fairbanks Capital Management, Inc. buys GameStop Corp, Stamps.com Inc, Amerco Inc, Apache Corp, Oracle Corp, National Oilwell Varco Inc, MSG Networks Inc, sells Apple Inc, Equifax Inc, Intuit Inc during the 3-months ended 2017-06-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Fairbanks Capital Management, Inc.. As of 2017-06-30, Fairbanks Capital Management, Inc. owns 28 stocks with a total value of $101 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

New Purchases: GME, STMP, UHAL, APA, ORCL, NOV,
Added Positions: CVS, MSGN, KHC, ADS, AGN, VRSN, BBBY,
Reduced Positions: AAPL, EFX, CHD, JAZZ, INTU, […] Read more