Earlier this month, consumer credit rating company Equifax notified consumers of a major theft of personally identifiable information (PII). The Equifax breach affected nearly 143 million Americans making Equifax the target of much scrutiny as analysts question their web application security.
In today’s threat environment, focusing on prevention alone is no longer a sufficient strategy. In 2016, there were 40% more reported incidents of data breaches compared to 2015. Experts anticipate that the number of incidents will increase further in 2017.