The rise of breaches caused by third-party vendors reached an all-time high in 2018. This has driven organizations to take a much closer look at supplier and contractor security controls, as well as risk exposure throughout the delivery supply chain.

According to a survey conducted last year by the Ponemon Institute, the average organization has 583 third-party vendors with access to sensitive data within their network. This level of interconnection resulted in 59 percent of organizations having experienced a breach caused by one of their vendors. Another 22 percent admitted that they couldn’t say for sure whether such a breach had occurred or not. Despite increased efforts to protect their kingdoms, there are too many unintended pathways being made available for attackers to exploit.  

The Rise of Third-Party Attacks

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