Employees Are Your Biggest Cybersecurity Threat

Paul Kivikink, vice president of product and alliances at Comcast Technology Solutions, DataBee, says assessing cybersecurity risks presented by third parties presents an ongoing effort.

“Thankfully, in most enterprise organizations, assessing the security hygiene of a third party has become standard practice and part of doing normal business. Where this needs to evolve is moving from assessing a third party’s risk at a single point in time to a more continuous model to managing risk.  There’s no doubt this is a hard problem, and there are more automated technologies that are bridging this gap.  But as we’ve seen in many breaches, the additional human element of managing risks from contractors, partners and vendors continues to be a multi-faced challenge for many organizations,” Kivikink says.

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