October 12, 2018 | Content Aggregator - Single Slide | Vendor and Partner Management
Third-party/subcontractor breaches released four times the number of exposed records compared to 2017 -- 4.8 million vs. 935,000. Medical subcontractors exposed the most records (2.8 million) in 2018 and saw the biggest jump.
Many vendor management programs today struggle with lengthy reviews, rising costs and increasing levels of uncertainty. In this report, IANS Faculty Josh More introduces the concept of tagging, a more flexible vendor assessment process designed to streamline and improve critical vendor management tasks, from classifying vendors to developing appropriate questionnaires.
Open source software seems to be everywhere today, but what are the risks associated with open source licensing and usage? In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Josh More details how open source licensing works and explains why its usage offers few practical risks today.
Some vendors are attempting to extend the financial/credit risk-scoring model to the information security world, enabling organizations to rate vendors according to their "risk score." In this report, IANS Faculty Josh More performs an in-depth review of these services to determine whether they offer a viable approach to vendor assessment.