Part of monitoring the cybersecurity of your Nth parties is updating your third-party contracts to make sure you’re not liable for breaches on their platforms. Make sure that language in your terms and conditions applies to every vendor beyond the third-party itself, and that you have the right to audit the vendors of your vendors.
Many times, when you require this level of security contractually, your third-, fourth-, and nth-party vendors will begin to monitor their connections better and improve the cybersecurity environment overall.
However, contractual liability does little to protect your reputation when users experience a breach due to connection with your organization.
Updated Vendor Inventory
The first step in monitoring your nth parties is knowing who they are. You may have an up-to-date third-party vendor inventory, but do you know which applications and platforms they use?
Cyberpion maps your entire external attack surface, so your team can address vendors’ vulnerabilities without spending all their time searching for the vendors.
Because the external attack surface is built on public-facing and loosely coupled online assets, the attack surface is exposed to the entire internet. Now, the challenging is knowing where to look – as well as the time and effort it takes to dive into each of your vendors’ vendors’ vendors. This exponential multiplication of parties makes the task insurmountable even for a large information security team.
After you’ve reviewed your current vendor inventory, Cyberpion displays and prioritizes the vulnerabilities. Your team can get to work following best practices to protect your enterprise from those vulnerabilities, while maintaining a robust and effective online presence for your users.