In this TECH Talk, we dive into recent Censys research: millions of files with potentially sensitive data have been exposed by 314,000 distinct internet-connected devices and servers with open directory listings.
Open directories provide cybercriminals with a treasure map to a company’s sensitive information such as financial data, backups, network packet capture files, credential and authentication information—the potential for exploitation makes open directories a valuable target for adversaries.
While this isn’t a new problem, it’s a persistent threat. We explore:
- The risks associated with open directories
- Real-world examples of data exposure and its consequences
- Best practices for securing your organization’s digital assets
We also share the essential steps organizations should implement now.