The anatomy of a third-party data breach

Data breaches that stem from third parties, vendors, or contractors are on the rise. In fact, the increase in third-party data breaches is due to the industrialization of the cybercriminal ecosystem and innovations such as ransomware, which makes cybercrime much more profitable and easier to carry out. Plus, the tools used for remote access, like virtual private networks (VPNs), aren’t properly secured to keep your network (and your company) safe from bad actors. This eBook covers the ins and outs of third-party data breaches including the attack methods, the most common phases, and the importance of a vendor access management platform.


Hackers no longer have to go through the hurdles that they did in the past when most of the time the door is wide open for them, and the door to success for them revolves around the access you give to your vendors. Without the proper controls in place for vendor management and remote access, you’re setting yourself up for a data breach, your company making the news for all the wrong reasons, and having to pay for being out of compliance with mandates.


Download this comprehensive eBook to learn:

  • The most common ways hackers use third-party access, like VPNs, phishing, ransomware, and privileged credential use.
  • The top breaches that stemmed from a vendor or third party, like Target, Hancock Health, and the auto industry.
  • About the top 5 phases: Investigation, attacking the vendor, spreading the attack, movement of the attack, and the finale.
  • How to lower the risk from cyberattacks that stem from a third-party.
  • Strategies to reduce impacts from those attacks.