CARRYING OUT DUE DILIGENCE YOURSELF
You have the primary obligation for your data security exposure. You should make sure to carry out your own activity even though you require it from your vendors. A vendor who doesn’t share any information with you, but all the same connects with you in a certain form or helps you evolve your web applications. The controls you have in place should be examined. You should make sure if you need to carry out any extra security deliverables review or a sign-off level could be added before they gain entry to your systems to ensure cybersecurity.
If you let third parties gain access to your environment, then maybe the vendor who supervises your inventory levels, so they can deliver you supplies when you require it. Both you and the vendor would benefit from this entry into your systems.
Any area of the IT environment where a vendor could gain access should be treated as a deceitful network. If you’re not sure that the data traffic and activity is safe and clean, then fencing the area with layers of intrusion protection and firewalls would be the best steps to take.
The most important element of a vendor agreement is the level of trust but the chance to verify is an important portion of that agreement.
To find out that your information is exposed in the corporate world is a nightmare. But these tips could ensure that you have data security covered fully.