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Chicago Spring 2020

Chicago, IL | Mon, Jun 1 - Sat, Jun 6, 2020
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Equifax, Congress, 148 million US taxpayer's information. What Went Wrong? What Lessons Can You Learn from This?

  • Christopher Crowley
  • Monday, August 19th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm

Large scale breaches of information have become commonplace in the news. The 2017 breach of Equifax, a US based company specializing in aggregation of information is a very important breach that has spawned an ongoing investigation by the US government. Why is this particular breach so interesting? Robert Smith, former CEO of Equifax described its value, "In fact, we have data on approaching one billion people. We have data on approaching 100 million companies around the world. The data assets are so large, so unique it is . . . credit data, it is financial data - we have something like $20 trillion of wealth data on individuals, so how many annuities, mutual funds, equities you own. About $20 trillion on property data, so property that you might own - what the value was when you bought it, what itās worth today. Utility data, marketing data, I could go on and on and on - but massive amounts of data."

This talk will walk through the publicly disclosed timeline of breach events that were the result of the US Congressional investigation, and highlight what companies can and should do to protect their own information assets. This guidance will be focused around implementing a Security Operations Center (SOC) and identify the challenges that all SOCs face in protecting complex information systems. For each challenge, a tangible and specific recommendation on how to address that issue will be highlighted.

Bonus Sessions

The following bonus sessions are open to all paid attendees at no additional cost. There are many different types of events that fall into these categories:

Monday, June 1
Session Speaker Time Type
Cloud Security Attacks and Defenses: Cybersecurity 101? Frank Kim Monday, June 1st, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote