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A Step-By-Step Guide to Building a Scalable Vendor Onboarding Process

Vendors are at the heart of many companies’ processes and activities, and their numbers are increasing. But the process of onboarding vendors has become complicated because of concerns about cybersecurity. 

In 2018, over 60% of US companies experienced a data breach caused by one of their third parties. To prevent such incidents, security professionals demand that vendors demonstrate and maintain a strong cyber posture.

Effectively checking vendors’ cyber posture can be extremely challenging. This guide explains the steps to a scalable vendor onboarding process, including:

  • Determining criticality of vendors
  • Analyzing the vendor attack surface
  • Creating customized questionnaires