Gone are the days when attackers had to breach your perimeter to get inside your network and steal data. Businesses are expanding to the cloud, SaaS, mobile, and social channel to boost visibility and interact with customers, leading to a dramatic increase in the attack surface available to hackers and giving rise to an entirely new threat landscape outside the firewall.
A CEO’s social media presence, meant to build trust and visibility with customers, can turn into hundreds of rogue accounts impersonating him. A third-party plugin that makes a website more interactive can pose a significant vulnerability if compromised (remember the Panama Papers breach?).