Cloud services are rapidly becoming the primary connectors between businesses, with the average company connecting with 1,555 partners.
Derived from analysis of actual cloud usage across over 17 million employees, the report by Skyhigh Networks found that eight per cent of all partners are “high-risk” and that 30 per cent of total data shared with partners is shared with these high-risk partners. It said that a number of attributes can classify a partner as high-risk, including being affected by malware of botnets, having compromised identities for sale on the darknet, suffering from a breach, or being exposed to vulnerabilities.
The report gives the risk attributes for several example partners: one airline had 9,716 credentials for sale on the darknet and 209 devices infected with malware. A financial services technology provider had 1,216 compromised identities across 19 darknet sites. An advertising agency had 1,565 compromised identities for sale across 29 darknet sites. All three partners are still vulnerable to POODLE.