Enterprise

Equifax: Rethinking Social Security Numbers as Identifiers, Part II

In my last post, I argued that we need to view the Equifax breach as a catalyst moment for rethinking the way we handle identification for U.S. citizens. This involves determining the right balance among security, privacy, utility, and cost. In this case, the irony is that technology is likely ...

Enterprise

Equifax: Rethinking Social Security Numbers as Identifiers, Part I

Revelations about compromised social security numbers at Equifax remind us that the United States needs to modernize the national identification standard for its citizens. In 2017, it is unrealistic for a social security number (SSN) to be shared and distributed to many parties and stay confidential for the better part ...

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