How Proactive API Visibility Could've Saved Optus From a Massive Data Breachby@privado
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How Proactive API Visibility Could've Saved Optus From a Massive Data Breach

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Australia's second-largest telecom company, Optus, suffered a significant data breach in September 2022. Reports indicate that the breach was caused due to a human error. Optus exposed its customer identity database to an Application Programming Interface (API) for use in the internal systems. Such an exercise is prevalent in large organizations that must keep changing access controls to various databases in the company. Organizations need real-time visibility of the data flows across multiple applications and databases. With shift-left processes, organizations can monitor, identify and fix such data security vulnerabilities.

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