We wanted to understand the cause of the Equifax cyber security breach. The main issue with companies like Equifax is that they need to plug all the gaps. The same pattern emerges security vulnerabilities are exploited. Everyone thinks hackers have and IQ of 200 but they truth is they know companies do not fix known and well documented issues. Companies need to take a Bill of Materials for all their software assets and probably pay companies to manage security patching. Here is an interesting article from The Apache Software Foundation Blog that talks about the security breach at Equifax. Click here to read the article.