Music Major Ran Equifax InfoSec
As Waylon Jennings sang, let's all help the cowboys sing the blues . . . hire a music major for information security.  

Quote:Equifax Put a Music Major In Charge of Security Before Breach on 143 Million Americans
September 15, 2017 by Jim Hoft

Equifax Credit Rating Services announced last week a data breach on 143 million customers.

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The ratings company said criminals exploited a US website application to access files mid-May and June of this year. The thieves obtained consumers’ names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers.

The company said 143 million files were shared on the dark web following the data breach.

Now this…

The Equifax Chief Information Security Officer Susan Mauldin. She has been with the company since 2013.
Susan is a music major.

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Susan graduated with a music degree in music from the University on Georgia and holds a Masters of Music Composition.

Maudlin’s original Linkedin page was made private after the Equifax breach last week.
More on Susan Maudlin here.

Equifax and Maudlin failed to apply a patch that Apache had made available 2-months before the breach along with proof that the flaw was already under mass attack by hackers.

And then there's this...

Quote:According to filings with the SEC, three Equifax executives completed stock sales of close to a total of $2 million on August 1 and 2.

Equifax Chief Financial Officer John Gamble sold shares worth nearly $950,000 on August 1.

Joseph Loughran, Equifax’s president for U.S. information solutions, sold shares worth about $685,000 on August 1 as well.

Rodolfo Ploder, president of workforce solutions, sold stock for just more than $250,000 on August 2.

Somebody's going to jail!  And it won't be the Starkville City jail neither.
Quote:Equifax used the word 'admin' for the login and password of a database
  • After some guesswork, cyber information security firm Hold Security found personal employee information including names, emails, and Social Security equivalents.
  • Equifax promptly shut down the website after news of the research broke.
  • Equifax sank deeper into a controversy over its handling of a data breach that could affect 143 million people, with the FTC confirming Thursday it is investigating.

You know a dope like this outsourced all the work to India, probably to the same guys who hacked her.
Always love how some gals put that 30-years-ago photo on their Linkedin page.  Because except for the wrinkles, the extra weight, the bags under the eyes and general saggage they look exactly the same.

Still no confirmation that her job at Sun Trust Bank was as the call-center manager?  How does a music major handle such problems? 

Customer: My identity was just stolen and now I'm ruined.
Susan: I have the world's tiniest violin playing a 3/4 time waltz in A minor just for you.

I wonder how that employment interview went?

Probably followed by something like "slurp, slurp, slurp, slurp, slurp."
Guess she will have to go back to a musical career.

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