Equifax, the third largest US consumer credit agency, admitted on September 7th that it had been the victim of a cyber-attack. It could have affected up to 143,000,000 customers. This is nearly half of the total US population. This Equifax security breach, which exposed crucial personal information, is not only one of the largest in US history.
Bloomberg reported that Equifax was accused of being negligent in failing to protect consumers’ data. They also claimed that they chose to save money over spending on technical safeguards that could have prevented the attack.
Take proactive steps to ensure security
What lessons can we learn from this massive hacking attack? Many argue that the government should create industry-specific standards for data security. One thing is clear: Equifax’s breach is yet another example of why IT departments must continue to invest in cyber security training and best practices. It is crucial to have a company-wide understanding about best practices in creating a secure company culture.
New Horizons Learning Group is dedicated to providing IT professionals and individuals with the most current cyber security training tools. We are committed to protecting and securing company information. The demand for cyber security professionals is growing, despite the fact that IT professionals are highly sought after. 67% of U.S. companies say they need more experienced and knowledgeable cyber security professionals. The New Horizons Cybersecurity portfolio is designed to provide security training regardless of your level of experience. Are you ready to start your journey to a career in Cyber Security at New Horizons Learning Group?
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