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10 Critical Issues to Cover in Your Vendor Security Questionnaires

In today’s perilous cyber world, companies must carefully check their vendors’ cyber posture, and the initial vetting of any third party typically begins with a comprehensive security questionnaire. 

But these can be a headache, because many questionnaires include hundreds of questions, and many of them are irrelevant. A lot of companies would prefer to ask less questions, but don’t know what are the critical questions they have to ask. 

What are some of the matters that should be addressed to determine if vendors have a strong cyber posture? This guide covers 10 important questions to consider, including: 

  • Does customer data leave the vendor’s production systems under any circumstances?
  • Does the vendor support single sign-on?
  • Does the vendor have an employee security awareness program?