First there was news that Equifax, the credit rating agency, had been hacked. Then came stories about questionable stock sales by execs before the breach became public. Then...anger and confusion from some of the 143 million people affected.

And finally, this week, came the retirement of the company's CEO.

It's enough to (almost) make our panel of tech experts – Network World's Brandon Butler, CSO's Fahmida Rashid, Macworld's Michael Simon and Computerworld Executive Editor Ken Mingis – throw up their collective arms as everyone tries to figure out how to stop it from happening again.

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