Cyber Security

More and more, businesses blame cyberattacks on “human error,” that single employee who, either accidentally or maliciously, made a decision that resulted in a security breach. You probably remember the 2017 Equifax breach that exposed over 145 million Americans’ personal information. At the time, the ex-CEO blamed a single employee for failing to install a patch for a vulnerability that the hackers then exploited. But a recent lawsuit argues that the breach was actually the inevitable result of Equifax’s poor cybersecurity practices. How poor? Equifax was protecting sensitive information on a portal to manage credit disputes by using “admin” as both the username and the password.