Since 2005, there have been over 9,000 publicly disclosed data breaches. The financial impacts of cyber-attacks have risen by over 60%. Identifying, mitigating and managing cybersecurity risks in today’s environment is a challenging task. 

In September 2017, Equifax announced that the personal information of over 140 million US consumers had been exposed in one of the largest ever data breaches. Equifax testified that the root cause of the data breach was human error and technological failure. Graeme Payne (“the human error”) describes the new era of cybersecurity breaches, the challenges of managing cybersecurity, and the story of the Equifax Cybersecurity Breach. A New Era of Cybersecurity Breaches will help board members, executives, managers and security leaders apply the lessons learned from the Equifax and other large data breaches to “test and improve” their company’s cybersecurity posture.

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"It's smart to learn from your mistakes. It's even smarter to learn from someone else's mistakes. Equifax is an incredible case study in what can go wrong inside a large organization as it tries to protect itself from hackers.  As I learned about this cascade of failures while researching my podcast "Breach: The Equifax Story," I thought to myself, 'Someone should make a master class out of this.' Well, someone has. Graeme Payne knows what went wrong inside Equifax as well as anyone, and I'm glad he has written down all these lessons so others can learn from his and Equifax's mistakes."

-  Bob Sullivan, Technology Journalist and Author of Stop Getting Ripped Off and Gotcha Capitalism

“A fascinating story and great lessons for every executive involved in managing cybersecurity”

- Phil Agcaoili, SVP Product & Security Innovation, Elavon, US Bank

“If experience is the best teacher, this is a Ph.D. for any CEO or Corporate Director on cybersecurity risk. A great story easily understood by non-technical executives on one of the most significant breaches of our time.”

- Bob Zukis, CEO of Digital Directors Network and USC Marshall School of Business Professor