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 name, risk, data exposed, date of breach, publish date, notification status, and number of employees exposed to your UpGuard BreachSight instance.
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.
This example requires that employees reuse passwords across services, which is not uncommon.
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.
The system allows you to quickly send affect employees a notification email.
When you click on an individual breach, we'll give you an overview of the breach which includes:
- Breached company name
- Breach details
- Date of breach
- Date published
- Notification sent
- Breach status
- Number of employees involved
- Total breach size
- Data exposed