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6,351 Added | 5 Magazines | 35 Likes | 9 Following | 1,295 Followers | @shornik | Dr. Steven Hornik in an Associate Instructor at the Kenneth Dixon school of Accounting at the University of Central Florida. He enjoys incorporating new technologies into his accounting classes at the University.  FlipBoard has enabled increased engagement in his graduate advanced accounting information systems class.

Former Equifax Executive Charged With Insider Trading

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Personal Finance

4 Hours Ago<p>As of Thursday, Americans have earned enough money so far this year to cover their tax bills for 2018, the Tax Foundation reports.<p>22 Hours …

Personal Finance

Uber data breach aided by lack of multi-factor authentication

How to bolt a stable door when the horse is already miles down the road...

Authentication

Booz Allen scores massive $621M Homeland Security cyber contract

The federal government has awarded Booz Allen Hamilton a massive $621 million, six-year contract to implement a Department of Homeland Security …

Alphabet enters the cybersecurity business with Chronicle

Google parent company Alphabet has a new business and it's all about cybersecurity. Chronicle is an independent business under the Alphabet umbrella and it's aimed at helping companies find, track and stop cyber attacks. With two branches -- a cybersecurity and analytics platform as well as a …

A password for the Hawaii emergency agency was hiding in a public photo, written on a Post-it note

On Saturday, people in Hawaii were awakened by a terrifying false alert about an inbound missile. Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency has said a worker clicked the wrong item in a drop-down menu and sent it, and that its system was not hacked.<p>"It was a mistake made during a standard procedure at …

Cybersecurity

Me on the Equifax Breach

<b>Testimony and Statement for the Record of Bruce Schneier<br>Fellow and Lecturer, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy</b> …

Identity Theft

Hacking back, the worst idea in cybersecurity, rises again.

If there were a prize for the worst cybersecurity policy idea that just won’t die, it would have to go to “hacking back,” or making it legal for …

Cybersecurity

Federal watchdog tells Equifax—no $7.25 million IRS contract for you | Ars Technica

Equifax-IRS ordeal exposes the strangeness of the government contracting system.<p>The Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Monday rejected …

Identity Theft

Millions of high-security crypto keys crippled by newly discovered flaw | Ars Technica

Factorization weakness lets attackers impersonate key holders and decrypt their data.<p>A crippling flaw in a widely used code library has fatally …

Information Security

Equifax, a Garbage Company That Doesn't Deserve to Exist, Got Hacked for the Third Time This Year

Before we get into their latest batch of incompetence, let’s catch everyone up on what has transpired with the credit monitoring agency this year. …

Equifax website borked again, this time to redirect to fake Flash update | Ars Technica

Malware researcher encounters bogus download links during multiple visits.<p>In May credit reporting service Equifax's website was breached by attackers …

Malware

6 Fresh Horrors From the Equifax CEO's Congressional Hearing

The initial drama over Equifax's September data breach has mostly subsided, but the actual damage will play out for years. And indeed, there turns …

Former Equifax CEO says breach boiled down to one person not doing their job

In a continued effort to pass on any responsibility for the largest data breach in American history, Equifax’s recently departed CEO is blaming it all on a single person who failed to deploy a patch.<p>Hackers exposed the Social Security numbers, drivers licenses and other sensitive info of 143 …

Equifax

Equifax Calls for Free Credit Locks. Experian’s Reply? Nope.

When Equifax’s recently retired chief executive, Richard F. Smith, appeared before a panel of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Tuesday, he held himself out as a changed man.<p>After decades of maintaining high walls between the credit data that his company collects and the citizens like you and …

Identity Theft

Equifax Breach Caused by Lone Employee’s Error, Former C.E.O. Says

WASHINGTON — The Equifax data breach, which exposed the sensitive personal information of nearly 146 million Americans, happened because of a mistake by a single employee, the credit reporting company’s former chief executive told members of Congress on Tuesday.<p>Richard F. Smith, who stepped down …

Identity Theft

Ousted Equifax CEO Faces 3 Congressional Hearings

Board of Directors Investigation Reportedly Now Focusing on Chief Legal Officer Mathew J. Schwartz (euroinfosec) • October 2, 2017<p>Mr. Smith is going …

A series of delays and major errors led to massive Equifax breach | Ars Technica

Former CEO’s testimony to Congress reveals a shocking lack of security rigor.<p>A series of costly delays and crucial errors caused Equifax to remain …

Information Security

Federal Information Security: Weaknesses Continue to Indicate Need for Effective Implementation of Policies and Practices, Sep 28, 2017

What GAO FoundDuring fiscal year 2016, federal agencies continued to experience weaknesses in protecting their information and information systems …

Surveillance

Deloitte is a sitting duck: Key systems with RDP open, VPN and proxy 'login details leaked'

Yes, that's Gartner’s security consultancy of the yearMonday’s news that multinational consultancy Deloitte had been hacked was dismissed by the firm …

Information Security

Deloitte hit by cyber-attack revealing clients’ secret emails

One of the world’s “big four” accountancy firms has been targeted by a sophisticated hack that compromised the confidential emails and plans of some of its blue-chip clients, the Guardian can reveal.<p>Deloitte, which is registered in London and has its global headquarters in New York, was the victim …

Cybersecurity
Identity Theft

Equifax Disputes Report of Undisclosed Breach From March

Equifax Claims Bloomberg Has Facts Mixed Up Jeremy Kirk (jeremy_kirk) • September 19, 2017<p>Equifax is disputing a report that it suffered an …

Three Equifax Managers Sold Stock Before Cyber Hack Revealed

Three Equifax Inc. senior executives sold shares worth almost $1.8 million in the days after the company discovered a security breach that may have …

Equifax

The Equifax Breach and 5 Years of Missed Warning Signs

Reports that Equifax’s chief information officer along with their chief security officer were retiring should alleviate few concerns and not divert scrutiny from the company’s risk governance standards. While this is not the largest data breach in history, it is quite possibly the most damaging. …

Cybersecurity

Equifax was hit by another data breach in March

As it faces an increasing number of lawsuits over the data breach that impacted 143 million consumers, it seems the problems are mounting for …

Identity Theft

Equifax two top technology executives leave company 'effective immediately' | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Equifax said on Friday that it made changes in its top management as part of its review of a massive data breach, with two technology and security executives leaving the company “effective immediately.”<p>The credit-monitoring company announced the changes in a press release …

Identity Theft

The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do

If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was …

Identity Theft

A Simple Design Flaw Makes It Astoundingly Easy To Hack Siri And Alexa

Hackers can take control of the world’s most popular voice assistants by whispering to them in frequencies humans can’t hear.<p>Chinese researchers have discovered a terrifying vulnerability in voice assistants from Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Samsung, and Huawei. It affects every iPhone and …

Amazon Echo

Don't waste your breath complaining to Equifax about data breach

<b>(CNN) —</b> Last Thursday, Equifax reported a data breach that affects 143 million US customers, about 44% of the population. It's an extremely serious breach; hackers got access to full names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, driver's license numbers -- exactly the sort of information …

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