Marketwatch: IRS hires Equifax despite massive data breach

At the end of the day, companies have to be more vigilant about patching their software,” said Dimitri Sirota, CEO of security software maker BigID. “There’s basic housekeeping: Don’t put all your data in one place. You don’t put all your diamond rings at the house at the front door. For companies that collect a lot of data, you have to be careful about how you maintain that data.”

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