NormShield Blog

Number of possible phishing domain rises towards the end of 2018

As the holiday season ramps up, cybercriminals are launching new fraudulent e-commerce sites to trick consumers into handing over personal and financial information. NormShield investigated 50 major global e-commerce companies and published a report that reveals the trends in website phishing, the probable impacts as a result of attacks and how to limit your risk. […]

Major Third-Party Data Breaches Revealed in November 2019

A recent survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute reveals that 59% of companies have experienced a third-party breach in 2018, which is an increase of 3% compared to the previous year. Data breaches caused by third parties cost millions of dollars to large companies and devastating to small businesses. Third-parties are those companies that support […]

Using the FAIR Model to Quantify Third-Party Cyber Risk

By Bob Maley In a mature risk management program, risk is usually defined in business terms (financial impact) and then measured against factors such as risk appetite (the defined dollar figure of risk that a company is willing to accept) and risk tolerance (the percent beyond the defined dollar amount that a company is willing […]

Major Third-Party Data Breaches Revealed in October 2019

A recent survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute reveals that 59% of companies have experienced a third-party breach in 2018, which is an increase of 3% compared to the previous year. Data breaches caused by third parties cost millions of dollars to large companies and devastating to small businesses. Third-parties are those companies that support […]

Misconfigured Server by the Third Party Vendor Exposed 2.8 Million Customer Records

A security incident accidentally exposed 2.8 million customer information of CenturyLink due to a misconfigured MongoDB database affiliated with a third-party vendor. The name of the third-party vendor is not disclosed but it is a notification platform used by CenturyLink. The exposed data may include possibly including names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and CenturyLink […]

Open Banking and Cyber Security in 10 Questions

1.  What is Open Banking? Open Banking is a system that shares financial institutions’ data, capabilities and/or processes to ensure the secure accession and availability of financial information to the users via third parties including fintech firms, technology providers, and other institutions by using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Your financial information is yours, and if […]

Major Third-Party Data Breaches Revealed in September 2019

Major Third-Party Data Breaches Revealed in September 2019

A recent survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute reveals that 59% of companies have experienced a third-party breach in 2018, which is an increase of 3% compared to the previous year. Data breaches caused by third parties cost millions of dollars to large companies and devastating to small businesses. Third-parties are those companies that support […]