3rd Party Risk Management , Governance & Risk Management

Third-Party Risk Management Essentials

Mark Sangster of eSentire Shares Lessons Learned
Mark Sangster, vice president and industry security strategist, eSentire

Third-party vendors continue to be a major security risk for organizations. Despite new research finding that 60 percent of organizations have formal policies for managing third-party risk, almost half of organizations still report having suffered a data breach that traces to a third-party vendor, says Mark Sangster, vice president and industry security strategist at eSentire.

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Cybersecurity Summit in New York, Sangster also discusses:

  • Examples of real-world adversarial campaigns and tools used to infiltrate third parties;
  • Evaluating a vendor’s third-party risk to your business;
  • How organizations can best implement policies and procedures to mitigate third-party risk.

Sangster is a vice president and industry security strategist at eSentire. He's previously worked at Avvasi, RapidMind (acquired by Intel Canada), DiskStream and BlackBerry.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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