Equifax Partner Breach | Information Security Buzz

Cybercriminals found a way to penetrate Image-I-Nation Technologies is a North Carolina-based provider of software and hosting services, a company that services the three largest credit reporting services including Equifax. The hackers had access to sensitive information including social security numbers.

Experts Comments below:

Tim Mackey, Technical Evangelist at Synopsys:

“This breach disclosure highlights just how little control individuals have over the security and location of their personal data – let alone the purpose the data might be used for. Regardless of media coverage, it is highly unlikely that most people will pay attention to a data breach at Image-I-Nation Technologies considering they […] Read more

Senate Banking panel kicks off talks on data security bill

The leaders of the Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday kicked off a push to write stricter data collection and security standards for financial institutions.

Sen. Mike CrapoMichael (Mike) Dean CrapoDeutsche Bank turned Trump down for loan in 2016: report Overnight Health Care: HHS chief refuses to testify on family separations | Grassley to test GOP on lowering drug prices | PhRMA spends record on lobbying in 2018 Senate advances measure bucking Trump on Russia sanctions MORE (R-Idaho), the panel’s chairman, and Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownMidwest Dems hinge 2020 runs on winning back Rust Belt Hillicon Valley: House panel takes on […] Read more

New security clearance guidelines are underway : Hawaii Army Weekly

Guidelines require personnel to stay on top of their credit and bills

Verndal C.F. LeeChief of Legal Assistance Office

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii — The federal government recently implemented new security clearance guidelines that make it more important than ever for service members to stay on top of their bills and monitor their credit histories.

The Department of Defense (DoD) now “continuously” monitors the financial status of service members with security clearances. This means that a past-due bill or an error on your credit report could jeopardize your clearance status.

Personnel must keep abreast of their finances and personal information to protect them from […] Read more

New Report Focusing on Risk-based Authentication Market Leading Players Crossmatch, IBM Corporation, Oracle corporation, GURUCUL, Micro Focus International, Equifax, Gemalto, RSA Security, Ping Identity

Risk-based authentication also called as adaptive authentication, is one of an emerging identity and access technology. The technology uses varied factors such as behavior of user, devices, and other variables. This information is used to resolve about the user’s intention, i.e., whether it is dangerous or not. Increase in the demand for risk-based authentication among the industries is driven by continuous rise in a number of threats, security breaches, and other illegal events. In addition to this, high usage of BYOD practices in industries is responsible to prosper the risk-based authentication market in the current scenario.

Factor responsible to hinder the […] Read more

Equifax Inc. (EFX) Shares Bought by Butensky & Cohen Financial Security Inc.

Butensky & Cohen Financial Security Inc. boosted its position in shares of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) by 12.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 12,935 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after buying an additional 1,445 shares during the period. Butensky & Cohen Financial Security Inc.’s holdings in Equifax were worth $1,205,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in EFX. Ipswich Investment Management Co. Inc. purchased a new […] Read more

How to Stop the Insider Threat from Switching Off Your Security Lights

By Armaan Mahbod, manager, insider threat analyst team, Dtex Systems

You’ve spent millions on security. You have the latest and smartest firewalls installed. You have deployed cutting-edge AI-powered antivirus solutions. Phishing emails are stopped cold by your expensive anti-spam and email security gateway solutions, some of the time at least. You are using a CASB to secure your cloud. Your web gateway solutions stop anyone in your organization from visiting high-risk URLs. Everything seems to be in order. Then, it happens. Your public relations team gets a call from a news reporter who wants to ask you about a data set […] Read more

Security National Bank Of So Dak Has Cut Its Home Depot (HD) Position by $590,571; Valuation Declined; As Citigroup (C) Shares Declined, Robeco Institutional Asset Management Trimmed by $20.16 Million Its Holding – The Moveefy

Security National Bank Of So Dak decreased its stake in Home Depot Inc (HD) by 39.52% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Security National Bank Of So Dak sold 2,853 shares as the company’s stock declined 18.51% with the market. The institutional investor held 4,366 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $904,000, down from 7,219 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Security National Bank Of So Dak who had been investing in Home Depot Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the […] Read more

Brand reputation: Why marketers need to be making data security a priority

Hot on the heels of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data breach comes the news the Marriott has suffered a breach affecting up to 500 million guests and NASA suffered an employee data breach in October. This is on top of PageUp, an Australian SaaS provider, announcing it had suffered a significant security breach in May. Over the years, Yahoo, Google, Equifax and many other companies have suffered the same fate.

With various data privacy regulations being implemented around the world, plus a recent report claiming consumers are holding companies responsible for data security and are likely to take legal action if they suffer […] Read more

A Chief Security Concern for Executive Teams

Virtually all companies like to say they take their customers’ privacy and security seriously, make it a top priority, blah blah. But you’d be forgiven if you couldn’t tell this by studying the executive leadership page of each company’s Web site. That’s because very few of the world’s biggest companies list any security executives in their highest ranks. Even among top tech firms, less than half list a chief technology officer (CTO). This post explores some reasons why this is the case, and why it can’t change fast enough.

KrebsOnSecurity reviewed the Web sites for the global top 100 companies by market value, […] Read more

A Chief Security Concern for Executive Teams — Krebs on Security

Virtually all companies like to say they take their customers’ privacy and security seriously, make it a top priority, blah blah. But you’d be forgiven if you couldn’t tell this by studying the executive leadership page of each company’s Web site. That’s because very few of the world’s biggest companies list any security executives in their highest ranks. Even among top tech firms, less than half list a chief technology officer (CTO). This post explores some reasons why this is the case, and why it can’t change fast enough.

KrebsOnSecurity reviewed the Web sites for the global top 100 companies by market value, […] Read more