Home Depot Breach Case Study

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The Home Depot data breaches exposed volumes of credit/debit card data causing consumer heartbreak and costly retailer ramifications. Reports identify that The Home Depot breach began at the end of April and continued for four months before being discovered. During those four months cardholder data moved inside The Home Depot IT infrastructure and was transferred outside the company without anyone noticing. If simple change and configuration auditing software had been in place, these malicious activities and security violations could have been detected very early on, which would have saved Home Depot millions. Former employees claim that they had warned the company about the risk of a cyber attack dating back to 2008, and the company was slow
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