MGMT 221 Week 2 Discussion 1: Discussion Modules 3 & 4
Important: Submit your initial post by the end of Module 3, or you will lose 50 points.
This week, we begin a discussion that will span two modules. Follow the guidelines in the Two-Week Discussion Requirements section.
Go to Discussion: Modules 3 & 4 to respond to the following discussion prompt.
In 2017, one of the biggest cyberattacks ever to occur was caused by the failure of the management and IT staff at a well-known, very large enterprise to take the necessary action to prevent the hacking the personal information of over 800 million customers. The ability of the black hats to penetrate the technology portal at mega-giant Equifax and steal personal information was determined to be the simple failure to apply a patch to fix a known risk referred to as the Apache Struts vulnerability. An alert had been promulgated and the employees at Equifax knew of the vulnerability, and even ran some scans, but never applied the patch that would have prevented the reconnaissance and penetration of the data farm at Equifax. The credit-reporting agency had two months to apply the fix before the cybercriminals began stealing the data.
Your initial post is worth 50 points and is due by the posted due date at the end of Module 3.