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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.
TCM Bank
Lifelock
Ticketmaster (and Hundreds of Others)
GM, Ford, Tesla, and Other Major Car Manufacturers
Nuance Healthcare Provider Clients
Delta, Sears, Best Buy, and Others
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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.

 
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