Third Party data breach in the news: PG&E

Vendor-related risks keep making the news: https://www.power-eng.com/articles/2018/08/pg-e-fined-2-7m-by-feds-for-third-party-s-data-breach.html

In this case a contractor to the utility, Pacific Gas & Electric, mishandled confidential data and exposed it to the internet for a period of time. PG&E only found out about the breach through an external security researcher, not through their own assessment and monitoring.

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