PODCAST: Why security needs to extend across all links in your supply chain
If cybersecurity isn’t the top concern for an enterprise and its CIO in today’s heightened and increasingly sophisticated threat landscape, then they most likely need to reevaluate their priorities. Today’s malicious actors have an arsenal of new, more effective tools at their disposal than ever before, and the cost of a cyber breach has become so high that it can hobble large enterprises and downright force small ones into bankruptcy.
But ensuring that your networks alone are protected is no longer enough.
Businesses today are increasingly intertwined with their strategic partners, suppliers and vendors. In some cases, employees from these companies have direct access to their partners’ networks. In other cases, customers are being sent to these strategic partners to receive products and services that lie outside of a company’s core capabilities.
In either situation, there is an inherent security risk to the enterprise from its supply chain and partners that needs to be considered and addressed.
In the latest Access Granted Radio podcast, we sat down with Jeff Schmidt, the CEO of Authomate, to discuss how partners, vendors and suppliers can become security threats to enterprises, and what these companies can do to protect themselves and their networks.
Here is what Jeff had to say: