October left two days ago. However, it is worth saying something about this month. For many years, October has been established as the her month security at cyberspace. In cybersecurity, October is connected to National Awareness Month (NCSAM). This is a joint effort by government and industry for information and awareness raising users and corporate cyber security issues. The message of this year's NCSAM was «Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT ». However, it did not only refer to business owners. Includes third-party Companies, partners, which can often be targeted hackers, who want to hit bigger companies.
In most cases, companies have limited or no control over the way in which companies co-workers they provide the IT infrastructure, their data, etc. However, this can put them on risk companies. Hackers can attack affiliates to target larger companies. This can cause loss of money and reputation.
Companies should educate and inform both staff and third-party companies about cyber risks.
What should companies do to protect themselves?
- Create a central repository for relationships with third-party companies. To ensure that you stay protected and evaluate the potential risks, you need to know exactly the third companies you have worked with or have previously worked with.
- Separate your network. Your partners don't have to access throughout network you.
- Adopt some basic cybersecurity practices when finishing a partnership. This is something that many companies forget. When a partnership ends, the ability of third parties to access critical systems must also be terminated. This procedure is necessary to limit the risks. If a hacker breaches them systems your partner will be able to access your systems as well.