Earlier this week, The Washington Post reported that US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) suffered a data breach involving hackers gaining access to photos of people’s faces and license plates at a border entry port. The attackers targeted a third-party subcontractor, which had been storing the sensitive files over its own network. The subcontractor’s network was subsequently compromised by a malicious cyber-attack. I was not surprised to read this as all government agencies are at high risk of data breach through their third party contractors, writes Jake Olcott, VP Government Affairs at BitSight.
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