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

David Pitt Architecture, DevOps, 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 Development Technology, Java, Spring 2 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 8 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.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 …