Partners Pose Info Security Risk


Partners Pose Info Security Risk
Here’s one to share with your business- owner clients: Nearly 75% of responding companies said their information security risk had increased because of their business partners, according to a survey of more than 200 businesses worldwide by security consulting company Cybertrust ( www.cybertrust.com ). While organizations overwhelmingly agreed with the need to monitor their partners’ security, fewer than half actually did so.

About a third of respondents reported at least one security incident involving their business partners within the previous year. Of those organizations reporting incidents, malicious code was the most prevalent, with 43% of respondents reporting infections, followed by unauthorized network access (27%), denial of service (9%), system abuse or misuse (8%), data theft (7%) and fraud (6%).

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