Reading Time: 15 minutesIt is often said that the American military is fighting every war based on the lessons learned from the last one. Today, that’s not an option because its past conflicts will not prepare the US for the battlefield of cyberspace.
Last week special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russians for allegedly hacking into computers belonging to the Democratic Party. Concern over the threat of foreign cyberattacks affecting the outcome of US elections is now seemingly on everyone’s radar. But perhaps more worrisome is the lack of a cyber defense against it. A recent case in point demonstrates the problem, and has left many cyber experts shaking their heads.
Equifax is answerable to its customers, the lending institutions — not the people of the United States. And that’s a real problem.Two problems have emerged. The first is safeguarding consumers’ private information.