Cybersecurity continues to be a top concern for companies everywhere, especially with so many employees working remotely and sharing data from a variety of settings. While you may have cybersecurity products and systems in places, your company’s data may be at risk if yo don’t’ test for vulnerabilities down the digital supply chain.
To prevent hackers from taking advantage of downstream vulnerabilities, consider the following:
- Don’t assume that products purchased for value-added features are also secure.
- Cybersecurity needs to be a priority up front; don’t assume you can just add it on later in the project. If you do, it could be too late.
- Concerns that customers won’t pay extra for cybersecurity isn’t an excuse not to implement it. Instead, work to educate everyone about the value of security and how it keeps their data, including financial and health information, safe.
- Teach product developers about security risks. Be prepared to train them about the right tradeoffs about cybersecurity as they are designing products
- Help your vendors prioritize their security and the security of their supply chain. As them about the security of their offerings and their supply chain. Vet them carefully.