Despite these growing threats and the lack of oversight throughout the digital supply chain, security teams still need to protect your organization and your data. However, traditional security tools have not been designed to look for vulnerabilities in the supply chains.
Thorough Due Diligence & Supplier Contracts
The traditional method to protect your digital supply chain is by auditing your vendors before signing a contract with them. Requiring vendors to meet your own standard of security is the first line of defense. Depending on the level of integration with a vendor, the security team may decide to visit them on-site and put necessary protocols in place. They may also perform security training for those vendors to keep the expectations front of mind.
Continual Vulnerability Alerts
As your digital supply chain grows, you need up-to-date knowledge on your vulnerabilities, your vendors’ vulnerabilities, and their vendor’s vulnerabilities – to the Nth degree.
A yearly security audit won’t keep you aware of new threats, and the damage is already done.
Cyberpion’s Ecosystem Assessment Scan keeps you current with regular scans and alerts when something changes with a vendor (or your own online assets).
For the most critical security threats, don’t wait for your IT security team to respond. Cyberpion offers automated protection from critical asset abuses to keep your infrastructure safe.
Reduce Your External Attack Surface
Effective security requires constant audits and assessments of your vendors security posture. The goal is to minimize the number of possible vulnerabilities by reducing the number of assets that might have vulnerabilities. By de-commissioning assets that are no longer necessary for operation, you reduce the overall attack surface to defend.
EWhile this should go without saying, employees need to keep an attitude of security around their everyday operations, even without being on the security team. Credential theft and social engineering regularly leads to breaches of both third-party vendor employees and high-level primary employees. These cybercriminals carry out highly researched campaigns, and every team member should be prepared to defend their data.