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Survey looks into supply chain cyber security

Tripwire, Inc., has published the results of a survey of 160 attendees at the IP EXPO Europe conference in London. According to the survey, 63 percent of the respondents said their organization would refuse to use partners and suppliers that failed to meet their IT security standards. Despite these concerns, only 53 percent of the respondents require partners and suppliers to pass security audits.

Additional survey findings included:

  • 62 percent of the respondents said they are required to meet their customers’ security standards, and 63 percent believe their customers would lose confidence in them if one of them suffered a serious data breach.
  • 46 percent of respondents said they would lose contracts and be fined by a regulator or government agency if one of their partners or suppliers suffered from a serious data breach.
  • 22 percent of respondents said their organizations do not have the resources to check supplier contracts and ensure they meet their businesses security requirements.
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