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Best practices in preventing a third-party data breach

Jaclyn Jaeger | January 7, 2019

A benchmark report reveals some stark differences in governance practices between companies who were able to avoid a third-party data breach in the past year (or ever) versus those who failed to prevent such a breach.

At a time when massive data breaches continue to make headlines, the findings from “Data Risk in the Third-Party Ecosystem” provide some powerful insight into how leading companies are detecting, mitigating, and minimizing data risk associated with third parties and their third parties (so-called Nth parties). The results were based on a survey of more than 1,000 IT and IT-security practitioners in the United States and the United Kingdom who are directly involved in their organizations’ approach to managing data risks.

The study was created by the Ponemon Institute, a research think tank dedicated to advancing privacy, data protection, and information security practices, and sponsored by Opus, a global provider of...

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