After shelling out thousands or millions on cyber security for your enterprise, it might be dismaying to find that your organization could still be vulnerable to a major breach—and it wouldn’t even be your fault.
The threat posed to organizations, however prepared they are for cyberattacks, by their supply chains, is a serious one and needs to be given serious consideration.
The textbook case study for this type of attack is Target, the U.S. retailer that was hacked in 2013, where 40 million customer details were leaked and Target paid out $10 million to the victims.
Target admitted in 2014 that the intrusion into the systems came after network credentials were stolen from a third-party vendor. It was later revealed that the vendor was a refrigeration, heating and air conditioning subcontractor.
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