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Read about the latest cybersecurity news and get advice on third-party vendor risk management, reporting cybersecurity to the Board, managing cyber risks, benchmarking security performance, and more.

New Study: Organizations Struggle to Manage Cyber Risk in Their Supply Chains

A new report from McKinsey & Company sheds light on something we’ve known for many years – organizations are struggling to make significant progress in managing cybersecurity risk in their supply chains.

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How Objectivity, Standardization & Context Reduce Cyber Risk

There are numerous areas of business and enterprise risk that have been measured for years in a standardized fashion — these include financial risk, market risk, operational risk, legal risk, and even IT risk.

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Eradicate Cyber Threats: Launch Your Third-Party Risk Management Program

When launching a third-party risk management (TPRM) program, one of the best places to begin to be proactive about mitigating cyber risk from your third parties is by examining the vulnerabilities present on their network. Despite global...

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The Perfect Cyber Storm is Brewing. Are You Prepared?

Data breaches are never far from the news. Some recent headlines have even suggested that they’ve become the “new normal.” And while we haven’t seen a wide-scale attack since WannaCry was unleashed two years ago, a recent turn of events...

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3 Software Tools Transforming the Vendor Selection Process

The world of procurement has been fundamentally changed by the introduction of technology. Source-to-pay software has brought digital workflows and automation to time-consuming processes like creating RFPs, managing contracts, and...

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Security Performance in Business Context: How Forecasts Empower Organizations to Improve Processes

When it comes to managing your organization’s cybersecurity performance, understanding the business context in which you make decisions is key. By leveraging security ratings you can understand the efficacy of your current security...

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Docker Hub: Exposing the Hidden Cost of Data Breaches

Big risks can come from small, sometimes unexpected places. When compared to all the other vendors you need to manage, you might not think of an image container for apps as a high priority — but the recent breach of Docker Hub shows...

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Open Port Vulnerabilities: What's the Big Deal?

If you’ve done any research into improving network security, you’ve probably seen one suggestion repeated again and again: close your open ports.

Why is this such a common recommendation? Are open port vulnerabilities really a big deal?...

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What the Marriott Breach Can Teach Us About Cybersecurity in the Tourism & Hospitality Industry

Last fall, news broke of the Marriott breach that compromised the records of up to 500 million customers. The data breach occurred through the IT company, a third party, that managed the Starwood reservation database.

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