home_banner `

Content Icon

The Equifax Breach: What Happened and What to Do About It

September 15, 2017 | Ask-An-Expert Writeups | Data Breaches | By Kevin Beaver, IANS Faculty

The Equifax breach, which exposed the personal information of more than 143 million consumers, is one of the largest in recent history. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Kevin Beaver explains how the breach happened, what users need to do to protect themselves and how information security teams can ensure their organizations don't make similar mistakes - or headlines.


Already a client?

Log In to Continue

Not a client?

Request More Information

Related Research

Cost of a Data Breach: U.S. More than Doubles Global Average

The average total cost of a data breach in the U.S -- which hit $8.19 million in 2019 -- is more than double the global average of $3.92 million.

Create Effective Breach Notification Scripts

Any communication designed to notify customers of a breach should be simple and easy to understand. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Ondrej Krehel details what breach notification email/phone scripts should include and provides a template to work from.

Executive Communications Quarterly Briefing Q3 2019

The Capital One breach headlined cybersecurity news in Q3 2019, but that wasn't the only big story. In this quarterly webcast, IANS Faculty Jake Williams provides lessons learned from the breach, offers insights into the latest evolution of ransomware attacks and provides an update on the BlueKeep vulnerability. IANS Founder and CEO Phil Gardner also details how the EU legislative picture will continue to provide a blueprint for coming regulations in the U.S.

Security Awareness Blog Templates

A key responsibility of information security is ensuring end users have the strategies and know-how to keep their own data safe. These blog templates provide real-world advice designed to help non-technical employees and execs know what to do and how to do it.