Techonology is Boon and Bane in many aspects, We as humans always kept innovation a path of success emerging from failures. Some times great products die an embarrasing death but they lay road for great ideas to flourish later on. Our thirst for automation and betterment in human life is always the end goal of every innovation in some or the other way which can be a failure or success.Following are Biggest Tech Failures and Successes of 2017:1. Equlifax: “We’re living in the beginning of an era of mass targeted attacks, things are bad and they’re going to get worse.” said Nate Fick, CEO of security firm Endgame.1Information Security can be “Bane” side of the technology which always been a great threat. I agree with author stating this largest data breach in the US history as the failure and issue to fix. Our identity is break down into many identifiers like SSN, driver’s license, passport, employer ids. This information is prevailed over government agencies and other organizations to authenticate our identity when provided. Many websites without permission gather information about what we search and social media reveals our family history, psychological values. With highly connected IoT (Internet of Things), we use many devices/apps like Google Home, Apple Siri, Facebook etc., which gather/store personal, health and financial information. With increasing technology, devices/apps which are vulnerable to attacks are also rapidly increasing, giving hackers more opportunities to invade governments, businesses & homes. Equifax breach has effected 143 million consumers with exposing their SSN, Date of birth, username, passwords. Credit card and personal identity information of 209K people.2 Earlier to Equifax, many data breaches lost tens of millions of records including JPMorgan Chase, eBay, Home Depot and many medical organizations. Data Breaches happen over and over because of many small things like not promoting security patches, not revisiting their security policies very often, lack of awareness among the enterprise organizations that how great their product be, security should be their top priority. 


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