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6 Eye-Raising Third-Party Breaches

This year's headlines have featured a number of high-profile exposures caused by third parties working on behalf of major brands.
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According to data released earlier this year, the most expensive data breaches start with third parties. Whether it is from poor configuration of online resources managed by a service provider, insecure third-party software, or insecure communication channels with partners, working with third parties can expose organizations to a ton of risks if they don't pay close enough attention.

This year has offered up some crucial examples of the consequences of lax partner and vendor management. Here are a half-dozen highlights.

 

Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading.  View Full Bio

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