Nearly half of firms suffer a data breach at the hands of vendors

As trusted partners, third-party vendors often become the overlooked or unwitting accomplice in criminal activities. As privacy laws and cybersecurity regulations continue to increase accountability around data confidentiality and protection, eSentire wanted to know how seriously firms take the risks associated with third-party vendors, and their vendors’ vendors.

Earlier this year, eSentire commissioned Spiceworks to survey 600 IT and security decision-makers about their top concerns around their supply chain and the policies or procedures used to mitigate identified vendor risks. See a fresh look into the data we found in this infographic.

About the research

In January 2019 Spiceworks surveyed 600 IT and security decision-makers across a mix of industries and company size who have purchase influence over security solutions for their organization and a familiarity with third-party risk across a mix of company sizes and industries. Respondents were based in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland and Scotland. The research quantified market concerns about third-party risk, determined top challenges, and identified potential areas of vulnerability. Learn more here:

By Mark Sangster, Chief Security Strategist, eSentire

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