Threat Management

CEO blames unmanaged third-party code for recent attacks, data privacy scandals

What do the 3ve ad fraud campaign, the Magecart credit card skimming attacks and the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal have in common? They were all made possible through the use of unmanaged third-party code, according to Chris Olson, CEO of the Media Trust, speaking the SC Media at RSA 2019.

There was a time when websites and mobile apps relied primarily on their own source code, but the advent of third-party services has flipped that equation, explained Olson. Now third-party code often far exceeds proprietary code, and that leaves website and app developers vulnerable because they have little control or visibility over code that's not their own.

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Bradley Barth

As director of community content at CyberRisk Alliance, Bradley Barth develops content for SC Media online conferences and events, as well as video/multimedia projects. For nearly six years, he wrote and reported for SC Media as deputy editor and, before that, senior reporter. He was previously a program executive with the tech-focused PR firm Voxus. Past journalistic experience includes stints as business editor at Executive Technology, a staff writer at New York Sportscene and a freelance journalist covering travel and entertainment. In his spare time, Bradley also writes screenplays.

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