From enterprise-sized organizations down to one-person professional firms, critical business information is frequently handled by third-party service providers.
Suppliers and vendors are routinely given access to their customers’ most sensitive systems and data. And just as routinely, this results in massive data breaches.
How can your organization improve security to minimize the risk introduced by third-party suppliers?
Most companies learn about vulnerabilities when it’s too late - after a data breach. 37 percent of the U.S. companies who responded to a recent survey by Ponemon Institute believed their main third party vendors would not inform them in case of a serious data breach.
Companies are depending on IT consultants, accounting and payroll professionals, HR consultants, recruiters and other professional service providers to get the job done and to maintain a competitive edge.