Expert Commentary: Venture Capital Firm Leaks Deal Flow Information

BACKGROUND:

The recent Silicon Valley VC Firm Deal Flow Leak exposed 6GB of sensitive data including deal flow information pertaining to investors and startups, cybersecurity expert reacted below.

Experts Comments

October 12, 2021
Pravin Rasiah
VP of Product
CloudSphere

When entrusted with highly classified data such as investor/startup deal flow information, organizations must be hypervigilant in their security practices. Far too often, exposures such as these go completely unnoticed by the organization due to a lack of visibility into their environment. Too many companies are not monitoring their security policies regularly and are therefore failing to remediate misconfigurations or turn off access once no longer needed. This allows malicious actors an easy

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When entrusted with highly classified data such as investor/startup deal flow information, organizations must be hypervigilant in their security practices. Far too often, exposures such as these go completely unnoticed by the organization due to a lack of visibility into their environment. Too many companies are not monitoring their security policies regularly and are therefore failing to remediate misconfigurations or turn off access once no longer needed. This allows malicious actors an easy avenue to sensitive company data for a prolonged period. In this case, an ethical security researcher discovered the leak almost an entire year later. To better protect cyber assets, businesses should ensure their security tools provide comprehensive, real-time visibility into their cloud and hybrid environments. With proper guardrails in place and real-time monitoring, businesses can operate confidently knowing that all sensitive data is secure.

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