Breached Data by Telesign

Breached Data by Telesign

The News: Telesign, a leading provider of customer identity and engagement solutions, has launched Breached Data, a new product that allows customers to identify if a phone number and its associated data have been compromised in a data breach. The service aims to help businesses proactively prevent issues such as account takeovers and synthetic identity fraud by conducting rapid analyses against a global dataset of breached records. Read the full press release on the Telesign website.

Breached Data by Telesign

Analyst Take: The incidence of data breaches continues to increase, leading to a host of negative potential financial and reputational ramifications such as unauthorized account creation or takeovers, identity theft, and fraudulent transactions. Customers increasingly scrutinize the businesses they work with from the standpoint of their ability to protect their digital identities and data.

The challenge is that the management of personal identities and sensitive data has grown extremely complex, spanning a vast and dispersed web of digital interactions such as signups, signins, likes, and comments that we all engage in daily. These interactions have become a significant vulnerability regarding potential theft of personal data or identities and malicious account spoofing or takeovers.

Telesign’s new Breached Data solution addresses this issue by identifying and alerting if a phone number and its associated data have been involved with a data security breach. Specifically, the business is notified if data is compromised so that unauthorized access can be halted and a potentially illegitimate user is prevented from signing up. The objective is to halt potentially nefarious activity in real time by analyzing phone numbers against a global database.

The launch of Breached Data by Telesign is a noteworthy development for the company and a significant contribution to the evolving landscape of cybersecurity. There are several dimensions in which this product aligns with broader trends in the cyber realm:

Focus on Proactive Measures. As cyberthreats become increasingly complex and frequent, the emphasis in the cybersecurity landscape has shifted from reactive measures to proactive detection and prevention. Breached Data embodies this trend by enabling businesses to identify compromised data in advance, thereby helping to prevent unauthorized account access and fraudulent activities.

Data-Centric Security. The trend toward a more data-centric view of security is evident. Telesign’s Breached Data aligns well with this shift, focusing on protecting data integrity rather than merely fortifying the perimeter. It scrutinizes phone numbers and associated data against an expansive dataset for comprehensive protection.

Consumer Trust and Data Privacy. With regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) setting high standards for data protection, businesses have increasingly come to view data privacy not just as a compliance requirement but also as a cornerstone of consumer trust. Breached Data offers a solution that puts consumer trust at the forefront, acknowledging that the onus of data protection lies squarely on businesses.

Globalization of Cyberthreats. The extensive global coverage of Breached Data indicates an understanding of the international nature of cyberthreats. The product offers a universally applicable solution that can compare submitted data against more than 166 billion breached records globally.

Continuous Adaptation. With daily updates and real-time analytics, Breached Data reflects the growing trend toward agile, adaptive security solutions that evolve to meet new challenges head-on.

Looking Ahead

In summary, Breached Data by Telesign is a salient example of how cybersecurity solutions adapt to meet the complex demands of an increasingly interconnected digital world. Telesign’s announcement embodies the industry’s focus on proactivity, data-centric security, consumer trust, and global applicability imperatives and will be welcomed by customers and end users alike.

Disclosure: The Futurum Group is a research and advisory firm that engages or has engaged in research, analysis, and advisory services with many technology companies, including those mentioned in this article. The author does not hold any equity positions with any company mentioned in this article.

Analysis and opinions expressed herein are specific to the analyst individually and data and other information that might have been provided for validation, not those of The Futurum Group as a whole.

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Author Information

With a focus on data security, protection, and management, Krista has a particular focus on how these strategies play out in multi-cloud environments. She brings approximately a decade of experience providing research and advisory services and creating thought leadership content, with a focus on IT infrastructure and data management and protection. Her vantage point spans technology and vendor portfolio developments; customer buying behavior trends; and vendor ecosystems, go-to-market positioning, and business models. Her work has appeared in major publications including eWeek, TechTarget and The Register.

Prior to joining The Futurum Group, Krista led the data center practice for Evaluator Group and the data center practice of analyst firm Technology Business Research. She also created articles, product analyses, and blogs on all things storage and data protection and management for analyst firm Storage Switzerland and led market intelligence initiatives for media company TechTarget.

Krista holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Journalism with a minor in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.

Regarded as a luminary at the intersection of technology and business transformation, Steven Dickens is the Vice President and Practice Leader for Hybrid Cloud, Infrastructure, and Operations at The Futurum Group. With a distinguished track record as a Forbes contributor and a ranking among the Top 10 Analysts by ARInsights, Steven's unique vantage point enables him to chart the nexus between emergent technologies and disruptive innovation, offering unparalleled insights for global enterprises.

Steven's expertise spans a broad spectrum of technologies that drive modern enterprises. Notable among these are open source, hybrid cloud, mission-critical infrastructure, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and FinTech innovation. His work is foundational in aligning the strategic imperatives of C-suite executives with the practical needs of end users and technology practitioners, serving as a catalyst for optimizing the return on technology investments.

Over the years, Steven has been an integral part of industry behemoths including Broadcom, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and IBM. His exceptional ability to pioneer multi-hundred-million-dollar products and to lead global sales teams with revenues in the same echelon has consistently demonstrated his capability for high-impact leadership.

Steven serves as a thought leader in various technology consortiums. He was a founding board member and former Chairperson of the Open Mainframe Project, under the aegis of the Linux Foundation. His role as a Board Advisor continues to shape the advocacy for open source implementations of mainframe technologies.


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