Third parties leave your network open to attacks

Most businesses hire third-party providers to fill in when they lack in-house resources. It is often necessary to allow third-party vendors access to their network. But after Target’s network was breached a few years ago because of an HVAC vendor’s lack of security, the focus continues to be on how to allow third parties access to the network without creating a security hole. The use of third-party providers is widespread, as are breaches associated with them.

Read the source article at CIO.com

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