Go back

03 November 2021 Kurt Haller

3rd party applications taking information for nearly 2 years undetected

According to Bleeping Computer, "In 2019 the UpGuard Cyber Risk team found more than 540 million records of Facebook users were exposed by publicly accessible Amazon S3 buckets used by two third-party apps to store user data."

This information included plain text application passwords, account names, user IDs, interests, and relationship status...in 2017, the research found that 7 percent of all Amazon S3 buckets were exposed and 35 percent were unencrypted. In many circumstances organisations don't even know what information is being accessed from 3rd parties, this could be from a past PoC or a breach in a 3rd party provider.

It is of utmost importance that organisations adopt technologies that provide visibility into their own infrastructure so that they are able to do the following: (1) maintain regulatory compliance, (2) understand what 3rd party suppliers are approved, (3) understand where there are vulnerabilities, and most importantly, (4) sleep better at night 😴

#BeCompliantGetTheMeasure #VenariSecurity #compliance #regulatorycompliance #GDPR #MIFID #PCI #ETA #HIPAA #encryptedtrafficanalysis #encryptedtraffic #networksecurity #NTA #networktrafficanalysis #NTA #cybersecurity #enterprisesecurity #encryption #AI

Get the Measure

  • 23 May 2022 Hiten Mistry

    Encrypted data is good for you

    Almost all data is encrypted from end to end. That’s a good thing. Venari Security is here to make today’s encrypted world more secure and compliant. Some...

  • 20 May 2022 Simon Mullis

    Long-term operational resilience includes security planning

    With today’s greater connectivity between companies, there’s an increasing disconnect between what we need to know, and what we do know. Scenario planning...

  • 18 May 2022 Chanj Grewal

    Venari Security Townhall

    It was great to see the full Venari Security team yesterday at our monthly Town Hall meeting. These sessions are a priceless way of bringing everyone...

View more

Reassurance Can Replace Uncertainty

Once established, any deviation can be quickly identified, and the appropriate action taken for the containment of incidents.

Positive, long-term security can replace a reactive, unstable environment.

See how