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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.

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.

About the Author(s)

Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer

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.

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