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Cyber-security for Business: Lessons from Equifax

  (September 12, 2017)
Cyber-security for Business: Lessons from Equifax

A NYC area IT consultant and MSP discusses the major data security breach announced last week at Equifax and urges individuals and business leaders to do more to protect sensitive data.

In the informative article, the company lists steps individuals can take to protect personal data in response to the Equifax hack. The article also urges businesses to implement important safeguards to protect customer data.

The article advises businesses leaders to know which software frameworks they use, monitor security announcements and keep those components up-to-date. In addition, the company recommends multi-layer security, monitoring web-based services and using a data encryption plan, among other measures.

“The Equifax hack shows that cyber-criminals still see huge opportunities to profit from stolen customer data," stated Jennifer Mazzanti, CEO, eMazzanti Technologies. “Business owners must make customer data security a top priority or suffer similar losses."

Below are a few excerpts from the article, “Cyber-security for Business: Lessons from Equifax."

“Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, announced last week that hackers had potentially accessed personal data for 143 million American consumers. The wealth of names, credit card numbers, social security numbers and more constitute a gold mine for identify thieves."

“According to news sources, hackers accessed the Equifax system through a flaw in the Struts software. This widely-used program provides a framework for building web applications in Java. Through the vulnerability, cyber criminals can infect web servers with malware, enabling them to compromise data or place ransomware."

Steps to Protect Personal Data

“The hack means that identity thieves have potential access to personal data for one out of every two American consumers. Chances are, that means you. Consider the following steps to protect yourself, whether or not the Equifax hack impacts you directly:

Cyber-security for Business Experts

With increasingly sophisticated threats and more complex systems, implementing cyber-security for business needs can prove a daunting task. The cyber-security experts at top managed services providers offer a host of services to help your organization protect sensitive data from attack.

From secure web design and development to network security monitoring and comprehensive managed services, eMazzanti Technologies customizes data security solutions to meet your business needs. With extensive retail and legal industry experience, our certified network and security experts deliver the confidence you and your customers need to survive and prosper.

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About eMazzanti Technologies

eMazzanti's team of trained, certified IT experts rapidly deliver retail and payment technology, digital marketing services, cloud and mobile solutions, multi-site implementations, 24×7 outsourced network management, remote monitoring and support to increase productivity, data security and revenue growth for clients ranging from law firms to high-end global retailers.

eMazzanti has made the Inc. 5000 list eight years running, is a 2015, 2013 and 2012 Microsoft Partner of the Year, 2016 NJ Business of the Year, 5X WatchGuard Partner of the Year and one of the TOP 200 U.S. Microsoft Partners! Contact: 1-866-362-9926, info(at)emazzanti(dot)net or Twitter: @emazzanti Facebook:

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