Sharp Increase in Exposed Records by Third-Party Applications
Businesses are finding themselves at severe risk from Third-party applications and services. Vetting of these services and restrictions on what data they can access is the primary reason. Cybercriminals will always go for the weakest link in the data chain and for many businesses this is their third-party vendors. In 2019 the number of breaches was up 273%. The types of data included all types of PII, PHI and financial data.