Could the Equifax Hack Have Been Prevented by a Microservices Architecture?

David Pitt Architecture, Java, Microservices, Opinion, Security Leave a Comment

When I heard that the Struts Open Source framework played a role in the recent Equifax hack, I wanted to do some research to understand how it happened. Struts is a commonly-used Java framework that I have applied in the past. And I’m not alone in that: it is reported that in 65% of Fortune 500 companies currently implement Struts in some way.

So, I did a little digging and performed a thought experiment asking myself the following question: “If Equifax had a pure-play Microservices Architecture in place, would it have solved the problem?”



Component-Based Java Frameworks

Adrienne Gessler Java, Spring, Technology Snapshot 2 Comments

I have recently had the opportunity to work on an application utilizing ICEFaces ICE components and have been learning more about the product. This was the first time I have had the opportunity to look at some of the component-based libraries and to work with JSF. Originally, I thought I might give a little tutorial on how to use some …