ICIT Publishes Series of Reports on the Equifax Breach; Highlights the Data Broker Cybersecurity Epidemic

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Washington D.C., Oct. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (www.icitech.org), America’s Cybersecurity Think Tank, has published a series of reports on the recent Equifax breach, authored by James Scott, co-founder and Sr. Fellow of ICIT.

The first report, entitled “Equifax: America’s In-Credible Insecurity – Part One: Yet Another Dragnet Surveillance Capitalist Cautionary Tale,” offers an in-depth analysis of the catastrophic breach of Equifax’s systems, its poorly executed incident response, and an analysis of how other data brokers, including Experian and TransUnion, may be just as vulnerable.   The report also provides a list of actions consumers can take in the wake of the breach, as well as technical and non-technical controls data brokers must implement to improve their cybersecurity posture and cyber hygiene.

In the second report, entitled “Equifax: The Hazards of Dragnet Surveillance Capitalism Part 2: Just Another Data Breach? Or C-Suite Criminal Negligence?”, Mr. Scott discusses how data collection has developed into a national security and privacy epidemic and educates the reader on the dangers of treating consumer data as a commodity.  The report also offers guidance on how legislators and consumers can rein in negligent data brokers and the role of Equifax senior executives in the breach.

Download “Equifax: America’s In-Credible Insecurity – Part One: Yet Another Dragnet Surveillance Capitalist Cautionary Tale

Download “Equifax: The Hazards of Dragnet Surveillance Capitalism Part 2: Just Another Data Breach? Or C-Suite Criminal Negligence?"

About ICIT:  The Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, a 501(c)(3) non-profit Think Tank, provides objective, non-partisan cybersecurity and cyberwar advisory to the legislative community, federal agencies and critical infrastructure executives. Through original, cutting-edge research, publications and educational events, ICIT and its members are improving National Security and the resiliency of our nation's critical infrastructure sectors. www.icitech.org

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Parham Eftekhari
ICIT (Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology)
773-517-8534
parham@icitech.org