Third party vendors may pose one of the greatest risk to enterprise security. Companies are blind-sided when hackers find their way into networks through their partners and third-party vendors. Chris Olson, CEO at The Media Trust commented below.
Chris Olson, CEO at The Media Trust:
“Security incidents due to compromised third-party digital vendors emerged as a major theme throughout 2017. However, when it comes to third-party risk, it’s amazing how blind companies are to their own digital environment. The services that power the functionality of enterprise websites and mobile apps are typically provided by third parties, yet most have no idea of who these parties are, let alone incorporating them into a risk strategy. Identification and control of these external resources is critical to developing a comprehensive security strategy for digital assets.”