When Reality Bites, Bite Back.
A tire blowout. A major appliance repair. A home burglary. A health scare.
Bad things happen.
Sometimes they’re completely beyond our control. Other times, we don’t know what we don’t know. Or we simply fail to act.
They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Like replacing that bald tire. Changing that dirty filter. Hiring that monitoring company. Eating right and exercising.
Though, too often we roll the dice and put off the things we know are important. We claim to be too busy, or think that, somehow, we can beat the odds.
The truth is, unless we’re directly impacted by something, we tend to dismiss it.
But reality is no respecter of persons. When it bites, it clamps down hard and tears into us, unrelenting.
Your business is no different.
In the increasingly digital economy we live in, securing your critical systems could not be more pressing.
The threats to your company are real – and they’re growing.
An ounce of prevention isn’t just an old adage. In practical terms, prevention begins by asking the right questions.
That’s where we come in.
Are Your Vendors Putting You At Risk?
In 2013, tens of millions of customer records and credit card numbers were stolen from Target Corporation. Successfully using an email phishing scheme, attackers successfully gained access through Target’s HVAC vendor’s internal network. In addition to the loss of brand trust that Target sustained, its tangible losses were in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
It is well-documented that one of the weakest links in a company’s security posture is its supply chain.
Attackers, using various phishing schemes, target vendors to get to their large clients. If successful, the hackers can wait in the shadows for months undetected before pouncing.
A growing number of businesses are waking up to this. Some are even becoming proactive about evaluating their vendors security practices. The problem is, with thousands of suppliers and service providers with system access, it is too big a job to audit everyone.
If suppliers aren’t compelled to invest in security, they won’t.
That puts outsourcers in a very sticky situation.
Either they roll the dice and pray they don’t get breached. Or they bite the bullet and hire more people to start wading through their massive supplier list. The trouble is, most don’t really know what they’re looking for, or how to hold their suppliers accountable.
A daunting and costly proposition with no ROI. It’s enough to cause you to break out in a cold sweat.
Fortunately, there’s a better way.
Our Vendor Risk Assessment shines a light on the areas where your suppliers may be most vulnerable and then prescribes practical, proven solutions for shoring up those areas, now and in the future.
Now you can have the visibility and accountability you need to strengthen your security posture, and to gain new confidence in your vendor partnerships.