Encourage Your Leaders to Not be the Next Data Breach

The more we learn about the Equifax Data Breach the more concerning the entire situation has become.  There have been reports that an online portal allowed access with the username/password combination of admin/admin.  Now there are reports the Apache Struts web Application Framework way have gone unpatched since CVE-2017-5638 was disclosed and Fixed by Apache on March 6th.  

     I expect news on this breach to surface over time and will probably last for months.  The related lawsuits will last for years, especially with the allegations of stock trading right before the public announcement of the breach.  While this story is bad news for millions of people, I hope stories like this "Encourage" senior leaders at companies that the risks of a breach are very real and they don't want to be the next Equifax.