Posted on Jun 18, 2015
Keep Track of SMB Security & Third Party Security Risks
The big name brands may get all the security and data breach attention, but that does not mean that is where all of the data breaches and hacks are occurring. As we look closer at the entire security and risk management threat landscape and include small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) in the equation, patterns begin to emerge. We keep a close eye on vendor, supplier, and third party risk. Some companies mentioned here may be your SMB business partners in retail, healthcare, and other verticals, or may be using the technologies written about and tracked here.
Here is SecurityScorecard's monthly roundup of the most pertinent SMB security and risk management articles to keep you and your team in the awareness loop. This month we focus on data breaches:
Breach at Winery Card Processor Missing Link (KrebsonSecurity)
Payment card breach at Holiday Valley Resort (SCMagazine)
Bin bods Brabantia breached, customer passwords trashed (The Register)
New Alerts About POS Malware Risks (BankInfoSecurity)
Data breach impacts South Bend Medical Foundation (South Bend Tribune)
Read SecurityScorecard's analysis of this third party healthcare breach that affected many medical centers, hospitals, and patients in Indiana and possibly affected patients in 40 states.
Point-of-Sale Card Fraud Predicted to Decrease as Card Not Present and New Account Fraud Increases (Javelin Strategy & Research)
Discount Chain Fred’s Inc. Probes Card Breach (KrebsonSecurity)
New SMB Flaw Affects All Versions of Windows (Threatpost)
SendGrid Admits Broader Hack of Email Service (Threatpost)
How SMBs Can Tighten Their Cybersecurity Efforts (ITBusinessEdge)
Check out our list of 3 top third party risk management (TPRM) challenges, and the actions you can take to bolster your program. Learn more.
Performing cybersecurity risk assessments is a key part of any organization’s information security management program. Read our guide.
Templates and vendor evaluations are needed to level that playing field, in a time efficient and fair way, so that the best vendors are chosen.
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