You depend on your third-party vendors to embrace sound cybersecurity practices, but do they? There are myriad security risks in giving third-party vendors access to your network and data. If a third party gets hacked, your company can lose vital business data, and confidential employee information can be compromised. You can now use a standardized way to assess the cybersecurity maturity of all your third-party vendors with our automated tool.
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Here’s a list that organizations should consider when utilizing managed service providers (MSP) or cloud service providers in terms of information security:
- Monitor all outsourced processes, procedures, and practices relevant to your organization’s business on a regular basis.
- Have a strong policy that encompasses the vendor conduct insofar as the handling and safeguarding of physical, digital, or data assets within engagements at your organization and pertaining its assets.Vendor management initiatives should strive to ensure the overall confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) of the organization’s physical and digital assets.
- Your vendor management must include the identification, review, and assessment of any data security breaches, cyber security attacks, etc.; as well as any third-parties’ storing, processing, and/or transmitting any sensitive and confidential information, commonly known as Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and any derivative thereof.
- Your vendors while undertaking day-to-day operations – must alert of issues that could impede the safety and security of your organization’s system components.
- Obtain documentation from your MSPs pertaining to incident response, security awareness, business continuity and disaster recovery planning (BCDRP).
- Understand your third party vendor’s personnel security policies, operational restrictions placed on the people who perform day-to-day activities in your MSP, how they store and manage access to your key credentials and how they monitor and manage audit for their customer system accesses.
- Organizations should pay particular attention to any network connectivity with their MSPs, such as VPN termination, and review their independent audit logs to determine if any suspicious activity has taken place on company systems in the context of the MSP’s access.
- If your MSP uses cloud services, you should understand how that affects the security of their data and systems.
- Understand how your MSP ensures separation between their customers, ensuring that compromise of one does not allow compromise of all.
- Ensure you have monitoring and audit that is independent of your MSP. This is critical for security monitoring and management, but also for contractual enforcement and investigations.
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