Security & Risk Management

The Equifax Debacle: What Lessons Can We Learn?

Course Overview

The latest headline-grabbing data breach targeted Equifax, the consumer credit reporting agency. Equifax collects and aggregates information on over 88 million businesses and some 800 million consumers. In this report, attorney and technologist Peter Vogel, discuss what’s known about the breach thus far and how it has impacted businesses and consumers alike. Vogel also talks about the critical nature of Incident Response Plans [IRP] and why this may be a perfect time to be sure your IR Plan is up to date.

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Learning Objectives:

By viewing this report, you will learn about:

  • Why the Equifax breach is different from other data-loss events
  • Equifax’s response to the breach
  • Current trends in cybersecurity incident response
  • The importance of keeping IR Plans up-to-date 
  • Cyber insurance plans, what to look out for

Speaker / Author:

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Peter Vogel

Peter S. Vogel is a Partner with the law firm Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP in Dallas, Texas, where he serves as Chair of the e-Discovery Team and Co-Chair of the Technology Industry Practice Group. Mr. Vogel holds a Masters in Computer Science and a Certificate in Data Processing, and has worked as a programmer, systems analyst, graduate school lecturer and management consultant. He has written and lectured nationally on computer law topics, including the Internet, e-Commerce, and the e-Discovery. Mr. Vogel served as President of the Dallas Bar Association. Since 1997, he has served as Chair of the Texas Supreme Court Judicial Committee on Information Technology.

He also serves as a Court Ordered Mediator and Special Master in Computer e-Discovery, Technology, and Internet Matters. Mr. Vogel is an Adjunct Law Professor at the SMU Dedman School of Law and since 2000 taught courses on the Law of eCommerce. You may review his blog on the Internet, IT, and e-Discovery at

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Course Code : WIT-1968

Length : 29min

Format Type : eLearning

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