Join Mike Chapple for an in-depth discussion in this video Lesson 2: Move quickly!, part of Inside the Breach.
- [Narrator] The second lesson that we can learn…from the Equifax breach is that time is of the essence.…When we're responding to vulnerabilities,…we're in a race with attackers…seeking to exploit those vulnerabilities.…If an attacker gets to us before we patch, we're in trouble.…We need to move quickly.…Let's look at the timeline of the Equifax breach.…We already know that the breach was publicly disclosed…on September 7, 2017.…Let's add a few more dates to this timeline.…
When Equifax disclosed the breach,…they also revealed the fact that they had first detected…the breach about six weeks earlier on July 29th.…That same report told us that the actual attack…began about six weeks before that, in mid-May 2017.…We know that the Struts project released a patch…for the vulnerability on March 6, 2017,…and therefore, that vulnerability had to have been…discovered some time prior to March sixth.…So we had this time period, from March until May 2017,…when Equifax knew about the vulnerability…but didn't patch it.…
Unfortunately, an attacker beat them to the punch,…
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Skill Level Appropriate for all
IT Security Careers and Certifications: First Stepswith Marc Menninger2h 6m Appropriate for all
IT Security Foundations: Core Conceptswith Lisa Bock1h 13m Beginner
IT Security: Key Policies and Resourceswith Gregory Michaelidis23m 44s Appropriate for all
Insights from a Cybersecurity Professionalwith Mike Chapple32m 15s Appropriate for all
The 2017 Equifax Breach
The 2013 Target Breach
The 2006 VA Laptop Theft
The 2018 Atlanta Ransomware Breach
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