636-555-3226 wrote: »
Ah my young brethren. In time you shall come to the truth. Many, many companies, especially the big ones that haven't modernized to the threats of 2017 and beyond, still live in the old days. In the old days the role of CISO was a joke and something you needed to check that compliance checkbox or put forth a "good faith" effort of this or that. Those old school companies get someone who knows someone, probably the CEO's old piano teacher in this case, and throws her a bone because she's the CFO's golf buddy's wife who doesnt want to retire yet but doesn't want a job where she has to do much, either. I see this all the time. Totally inappropriate person for the security position who is there just because someone needs to be and they're the quickest, easiest, and best pushover for the job.
Disclaimer - I have no idea who the CISO of equifax is, if that person indicated above is even real, etc. Just generally stating what i've seen across many, many large global companies...
slinuxuzer wrote: »
143 Million records exposed - 300 million people in the US and not all of them have applied for credit, so virtually, almost everyone who has ever filled out a credit application was exposed. WOW! Something at this level can't be attributed to any one person, but is more than likely the product of poor leadership across the board. Sadly, in my experience a lot of the break downs occur at the engineering level, team building just isn't something that happens magically.
DatabaseHead wrote: »
Does she fall on the sword or does she live to see another day.
Daneil3144 wrote: »
stryder144 wrote: »
I love that the person whose picture is above hers looks like he is shaking his head wondering how it all happened...
mbarrett wrote: »
I think she has to be gone, one way or the other.
To the OP's point, I've met plenty of smart IT people without certs or CS degrees. It doesn't take a few college courses to be good at what you do.
shochan wrote: »
Looks like it is only $15k now
OMG, Equifax security freeze PINs are worse than I thought. If you froze your credit today 2:15pm ET for example, you'd get PIN 0908171415. Verified PIN format w/ several people who froze today. And I got my PIN in 2007—same exact format. Equifax has been doing this for A DECADE.
slinuxuzer wrote: »
I don't think she is the one to focus on here, she has an honest resume and profile out there, the CEO is the one at fault.
beads wrote: »
I learned that much of my time pounding silly technical details, and endless number of reasonably difficult exams an MBA and a multi-discipline undergraduate consisting of Computer Science, Mathematics ("minor" with 46 full semester hours and psychology major) could easily be usurped simply going the music path straight to a Fortune 500 CSO position!
Also enjoy all those "professional" titles in the background. Now, if that doesn't lend some credibility to the career cover up I don't know what does!
Music school here I come!
[email protected] wrote: »
Think this CISO was one of the 3 executives that sold part of the $1.8 million in shares just a couple days before the announcement? And they say "they" were not aware of the hack. If she's in that position, she sure better have known of it.
jibtech wrote: »
Speaking of which.... how is that NOT insider trading?