An Independent Study by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Opus

  • September 27, 2017
  • Research Study

Now in its second year, this study reveals new and surprising survey results about how companies protect sensitive and confidential information when outsourcing its management to third parties.

Breaches caused by third parties are on the rise, but the good news is a comprehensive program can reduce the risk. The study identifies eight best practices that strongly correlate with a reduction in data breaches. Here are just a few of the findings:

    • 56% of businesses have had a third-party data breach
    • 57% lack an inventory of all third parties with which they share sensitive information
    • Just 17% feel they’re highly effective at mitigating third-party risks
  • Trends in third party breaches – what’s improving, what’s getting worse and what you can learn from the results
  • How your organization compares with other companies
  • Best practices to reduce the likelihood of a data breach
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