CAE Tech Talk: Equifax Breach as a Cybersecurity Case Study

Posted on 4/8/2019 10:52:01 PM

Mark your calendars and come join your friends in the Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity community for a Tech Talk. CAE Tech Talks are free and conducted live in real-time over the Internet so no travel is required. You can attend from just about anywhere (office, home, etc.). Capitol Technology University (CTU) hosts the presentations using their online delivery platform (Adobe Connect), which employs slides, voice over internet protocal (VOIP), and chat for live interaction.

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Time: 1:10-1:50 p.m. ET

Location: https://capitol.adobeconnect.com/cae_tech_talk/

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Title/Topic: Identifying and Defeating Modern Malware Code Obfuscation

Audience Skill Level: Intermediate

Presenter(s): Geoffrey Stoker, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Description: On September 7, 2017, Equifax announced it had suffered a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting 143+ million US consumers. In the immediate aftermath of the breach announcement, the CEO, CIO, and CSO retired and a SVP was fired; consumers were worried and confused; tech journalists were critical; and politicians indignant. Now, 18 months later, there is a great deal more information related to Equifax activities before and after the breach available via a GAO report released in September 2018 and congressional report released in December 2018. These details allow for a detailed examination and analysis of Equifax’s cybersecurity policy, processes, personnel management, tools, etc., which makes it extremely useful as a case study.

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