My research paper is on EQUIFAX DATA BREACH For the final project, you are required to identify and research a publicized security breach that…

My research paper is on EQUIFAX DATA BREACH

For the final project, you are required to identify and research a publicized security breach that occurred within the last five years. You will research, analyze, and report on what aspects of perimeter and other security went wrong, what industry accepted protocols were not followed, and the short and long term impact on the company and the industry as a whole.

GUIDELINES

You should research and identify one publicized breach that occurred within the last five years. Your research on this breach should include but is not limited to:

• Background

Business name and history (short version)

Industry

Hardware/software/applications involved (if available)

Timing (Was this relevant, as with the Target breach?)

• Breach/Compromise

Attacker’s methodology

System(s) attacked

• Exfiltration

Data/information exfiltrated?

What data?

Amount of data?

How was this exfiltrated? (This may not be available.)

• Potential Effects to the Persons Involved

For example, credit monitoring, fraud, and so forth

• Impact to the Business

Rapport with the business community

Lawsuits

Civil (consumers suing)

Civil (commercial entities [e.g., banks] suing)

Civil (government [e.g., FTC with Wyndham Hotel lawsuit])

• Lessons Learned

What could the affected business have done differently?

Why did they not follow industry standards, if applicable?

• Your final project paper should be 4 to 6 pgs in length