13 Dec House Committee Report Says Equifax Breach Could Have Been Prevented
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee recently released a report which says Equifax’s breach was “entirely preventable” and was the result of widespread, systemic flaws in the company’s security policies.
As opposed to Equifax’s seeming attempt to blame the breach on the failure of one lone technician, the report also stated that the company’s IT structure did not have “clear lines of authority” that would have properly enacted policies.
The firm’s systems were also complex and outdated and couldn’t keep pace with its growth, and was not prepared to help victims and made basic security missteps, according to the report.
The findings were protested by Equifax which argued that there were “significant inaccuracies” in the report and did not have much time to review the findings.