Experts warn of vetting third-part partners in light of Promo.com Breach

Promo.com, an Israeli-based video marketing creation site, disclosed a data breach at the hands of an undisclosed third-party supplier that compromised the records of 22M users. The breach came to light after Promo.com found its data being given away for free on a hacker forum. Cybersecurity experts commented below on the importance of vetting third-party partners.


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Terence Jackson, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer,  Thycotic
July 30, 2020
Promo has laid blame on a third party vendor.
It appears as if Promo was collecting a large amount of data from its customers, inclusive of geolocation data. It is important for users to read their End User License Agreements to get an understanding of what data a company is collecting , where will it be stored and for how long. Promo has laid blame on a third party vendor. As this investigation unfolds, it will be interesting to see what rol ....
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Javvad Malik, Security Awareness Advocate,  KnowBe4
July 29, 2020
Change passwords if they're reused anywhere, keep an eye on credit score, and send a strongly-worded email to the provider expressing their disdain.
Having 3rd parties and outsourcing elements of work is a reality in today's business world, but outsourcing any activity does not absolve an organisation of its security responsibilities. This is another incident where an organisation is stating the breach has occurred from a third party, which may be true, but it's still a breach for which they are responsible. Whenever handing over data to third ....
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Justin Heard, Director of the Security Intelligence and Analytics,  Nuspire
July 29, 2020
The Promo breach serves as a reminder of the importance of vetting your third-party partners.
Your attack surface is a lot bigger than you think. The Promo breach serves as a reminder of the importance of vetting your third-party partners. If your third-party partners don’t have equal or greater security standards, they are a security risk. As your organization grows and scales, so does your list of third-party vendors, so it is in every organization’s best interest to always vet the s ....
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