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IDG Contributor Network: How to best vet third-party vendors

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Aug 2, 2016.

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    How many third- or fourth-party vendors are in your supply chain? Given that a cloud service is often comprised of multiple vendors, where does your supply chain begin or end? How can you best vet your vendors to minimize risks to your enterprise?

    More and more security practitioners are having these conversations as they have seen the cold, hard evidence that many breaches are the result of a third-party vulnerability.

    According to ProcessUnity, a cloud technology provider, it is increasingly significant for companies to have a firm grasp on their vendor relationships with the number of supply chain partners extending well into the thousands. Many, though, don't know the right questions to ask to best vet their vendors.

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