The question of eligibility surrounding Susan Mauldin, Equifax’s recently ‘retired’ Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), has been raised by those who rightly seek answers to the overarching question hanging over the beleaguered companies leadership team:
OVER a couple of days in February, hundreds of thousands of point-of-sale printers in restaurants around the world began behaving strangely. Some churned out bizarre pictures of computers and giant robots signed, “with love from the hacker God himself”. Some informed their owners that, “YOUR PRINTER HAS BEEN PWND’D”. Some told them, “For the love of God, please close this port”.
Passwords are well known as the first line in your cyber defence against unauthorised access. However, a recent survey by SplashData has discovered that many people continue to use simplistic passwords that are easy to crack. The most popular password on the web is, unbelievably, ‘123456’. The second most common password is: ‘password’. Despite the high profile data leaks in recent years it is still apparent that employee education on how to maintain cyber-hygiene is more important than ever.
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