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What is UpGuard BreachSight's Identity Breaches module?
What is UpGuard BreachSight's Identity Breaches module?

Learn about the Identity Breaches module in UpGuard BreachSight and how it can protect your organization from third-party data breaches.

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Written by Abi Tyas Tunggal
Updated over a week ago

The Identity Breaches module searches for third-party data breaches on the internet and shows you where an employee's credentials have been exposed. 

If we find a match, we will add the breach to your UpGuard BreachSight instance. Each breach includes data points for the severity of the breach, types of data exposed, date of breach, publish date, total number of employees exposed, count of VIPs involved, and the status of whether someone in your organization has sent a notification to users from UpGuard.

This view can be configured using the "show fields" button on the right to show or hide columns depending on which are pertinent to your goals.

The severity of a breach depends on the type and amount of data exposed. As an example, a data breach that includes passwords could result in attackers gaining unauthorized access to your organization using the exposed credentials if they are reused across services.

The identity breaches module provides visibility into and context of data breaches, arming you with the information you need to make an informed decision about what action to take, such as notifying affected employees or forcing them to change their passwords across all services.

When you click on an individual breach, you will see an overview of the breach which includes:

  • Breached company name

  • Breach details

  • Date of breach

  • Date published

  • Total involved

  • Data exposed

  • Severity

  • Notification sent

  • Employees involved

  • Breach status

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