Aug 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM

How Secure Are Your Vendors?

The spotlight on the topic of vendor management has been shining even brighter lately with a large number of data breaches resulting because of poor vendor processes. With vendors being a key reason for the success of companies in today’s economy, companies have a responsibility to ensure efficient processes are in place when contracting with and working daily with vendors. Though many companies are limited by funds and resources that can be devoted to vendor management, the process for protecting themselves can be as simple as asking the following questions:

Topics: VENDOR MANAGEMENT, vendor security, Cyber Assurance Insights

Jan 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Vendor Management: Ignore at Your Own Risk

In this busy, ever changing business world, management has so many things to worry about that some key business responsibilities often get overlooked.  One key area that is front and center on a daily basis, but is often ignored by businesses of all sizes is the topic of vendor management. It’s hard to identify a business that doesn’t have some form of relationship with vendors. A vendor could be as simple as the person who brings the daily coffee to as complex as the offsite company that manages the servers on which key patient and financial data resides. Though the coffee guy may not have access to any information while on site that could harm the business, vendors that have access to key data for a business could see their names in the headlines if proper security protocols aren’t followed.