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On-Demand Webinar

Equifax: What Went Wrong and How to Prevent It From Happening to You

Tuesday, Oct. 31
3 pm EST / 12 pm PST
Buffy Ellis
Julian Smith
Chris Braden

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What You’ll Learn in This Webinar

The Equifax breach may well go down as one of the biggest and most consequential data breaches of all time. 

And in that one breach, we can see a microcosm of so many of the complex cyber threats and human errors that plague organizations today. In this 60-minute webinar, we’ll take a deep dive into the Equifax breach, using two months of hindsight to dissect the events that led to the exposure of 143 million identities. We’ll examine the flaws and vulnerabilities that led to this breach, and the litany of mistakes that, if addressed, could have severely limited or even eliminated its damage.

You’re invited to join a panel of Focal Point cyber security experts as we tell the story of what happened at Equifax and what should have been done to prevent it. The presentation will conclude with a 15-minute Q&A session. 

The Breach

What vulnerabilities and common mistakes led to the breach?

The Solutions

What solutions could have prevented the breach?

The Skills

What skills are needed to detect and thwart similar attacks?

Meet The Panel

Buffy Ellis
Vice President of Training, Focal Point
Buffy is seasoned trainer, speaker, author, and packet enthusiast with one focus; equipping cyber analysts with the skills they need to provide the answers. Buffy has 25+ years of experience in Network Design, Vulnerability Assessment, Penetration Testing, and Network Monitoring and Analysis.   A former instructor herself, Buffy has personally trained over 4,000 students in the areas of networking, firewall policy, intrusion detection and malware analysis over the course of her career.
Julian Smith
Director of Education, Focal Point
Julian has more than 12 years’ experience in cyber defense and cyber security training, originally specializing in network security and operating systems. He has worked with both the US and British governments in cyber defense. At Focal Point, Julian leads the team of expert instructors, researchers and course developers in producing and delivering cutting edge, hands-on cyber skills training for both public and private sector clients.
Chris Braden
Director of Channels and Alliances, Focal Point
Chris is an experienced business and sales leader, with a long focus on cyber security technologies and services. As Focal Point's Director of Channels and Alliances, he spearheads the company's partnerships with leading cyber security solutions providers. Chris has previously held positions with Verizon, Exceda, and Akamai Technologies. He holds an MBA from the George Mason University School of Business.