Most cloud providers are only responsible for protecting the infrastructure that runs these services, while the customer is responsible for security inside the cloud, creating a shared responsibility of both the cloud provider and customer.
Organisations must begin efforts to secure the supply chain by first understanding their own position in it, and that of the multitude of "supply chains within supply chains" that may exist around them, managing that risk.
When companies entrust proprietary data to external business partners, they inherently expose themselves to risk. And these risks often materialise into actual breach incidents warns Alvaro Hoyos.
Despite the increasing number of security threats connected to supplier and contractor access, only two percent of IT experts consider third-party secure access a top priority.
After a merchant prompted Amex to warn cardholders that their information may have been compromised, they should take multiple steps to protect sensitive data.