New Advisory Board Members Bring Deep Knowledge of Information Security, Incident Response, Counterintelligence, and Pen Testing Expertise to Foster Continued Deception Technology Innovation. Attivo Networks announced today that four widely acknowledged cybersecurity industry experts, Marshall Heilman, Chris Roberts, Lawrence Pingree, and Bill Ender have joined the company’s Advisory Board.
Written by: Carolyn Crandall, Chief Deception Officer and CMO Last week, we looked at the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report, which outlined high-level trends across thousands of breaches and cybersecurity incidences. The report showed that despite organizations’ best efforts to get more proactive about detection and response, enterprises are still overly focused and reliant on their perimeter defenses.
Equifax, one of the Big Three credit reporting bureaus that maintains sensitive personal and financial information on just about every adult (and many children) in America, recently revealed that it was the victim of a data breach. An estimated 143 million people had their information exposed after attackers compromised a vulnerable web application and gained access to Equifax data by exploiting a flaw in Apache Struts that was disclosed in March. The investigation is ongoing and the dust hasn’t fully settled, so there will still be revelations and lessons learned from Equifax, but one thing seems true so far – the damage could have been minimized had the breach been detected earlier.