Several recent cyber attacks have successfully targeted organizations that should be poster children for security hygiene. Why are even the most security-conscious organizations being compromised, and what does it mean for everyone else?
Examining recent high-profile cyber attacks
The most prominent attack was the Equifax breach, which exposed sensitive data of over 145 million people. Prior to the report of the breach, Equifax was trusted (implicitly by all and explicitly by many) by consumers and businesses to protect highly sensitive data. Equifax even upsells services to detect and counteract identity theft. This latest breach is causing a new wave of soul-searching by organizations not seen since the Target and Home Depot breaches, which opened the eyes of many to the dangers of testing only high-risk applications.