Opinion: CSOs Should Learn From Recent Breach
DATA LOSS—AUSTRALIAOctober 28, 2011
The consequences of the First State Super (FSS) breach are still revealing themselves, but they were likely clear to chief security officers, opines David Braue for CSO. The breach was discovered when a security consultant informed the company that he was capable of accessing hundreds of members' personal information by changing an index number in a URL. Though the company has stated that only 568 member details were viewed, "Any security executive, however, knows it's 568 too many," Braue writes, adding, "If ever there were a case for centralised, robust security and extensive testing, this is it."