Why One Hack Is Different From Another For Consumers

I often field questions about what certain news stories mean in general and to the person asking me.  These questions tend to include “what should I do” followed by “is that what you’re doing?”

First – As the About page states, these are my views and not indicative of any employer or any other associate of mine.

Equifax Hack – Your First Steps

Several people have asked what steps to take to protect themselves, particularly their electronic identity, in the wake of the Equifax hack.  Here are some suggested steps that, while not guaranteed to provide protection, at least give you an idea of things I’m doing with some links to make it easier.

Data Breach Breaking Point Prediction

The Catalyst

I was enjoying Episode 82 of the Defensive Security podcast with Mr Jerry Bell (@MaliciousLink) and Mr Andrew Kalat (@Lerg).  About 18 minutes into the podcast they comment on how few people care about data breaches and wonder what will have to happen before non-infosec people react to data breaches (particularly credit/debit card breaches).

Humans are STILL a Weak Link in Risk Mgmt

Checking out today’s current events from Feedly I ran across Bruce Schneier’s comments around a social engineering attack that resulted in ~ $300,000 loss to Apple in products.

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