Managing Digital Vendor Risk — The Next Compliance Frontier

Law360, New York (September 19, 2017, 12:14 PM EDT) -- In 2013, Target Corp., a popular U.S.-based retailer suffered a massive data breach as a result of a compromised contractor. That incident, and countless others like it, changed the way organizations — and regulators — view data security, third-party business relationships, and risk management.

Unfortunately, heightened awareness of third-party risk and the urgency of identifying third-party activity has not fully extended to the consumer-facing digital assets — websites, mobile applications, social media — that form the backbone of modern business-to-consumer communications. As demonstrated by Equifax Inc.’s...
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