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eBook: Are you mitigating cyber risks related to your suppliers, vendors and partners?

As businesses become more interconnected, the risk of a third-party data breach at your organization becomes more imminent. It’s no longer enough to simply secure your organization’s network systems and data. Your risk management program needs to look beyond the perimeter of your organization to properly vet the third-party vendors who have access to your networks and data. Fortunately, your organization can take certain steps to minimize exposure, reduce the likelihood of a third-party breach and mitigate potential damages.

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Lessons from the Capital One breach: 5 steps to protect your organization from cyber threats

Capital One joins the growing list of organizations that have experienced a major data breach. The latest so-called “mega-breach,” detected on July 19, 2019, resulted in an unauthorized, third-party contractor gaining access to personal information related to credit card applications for consumers, applicants and small businesses, including names and addresses, Social Security numbers, bank account information, and credit information. Because businesses are increasingly being targeted by advanced attacks, customers of Capital One and those with corporate accounts at any bank should do the following to stay safe.

The workplace safety hazards of not communicating

Without the labeling and training required by the hazard communication standard (29 CFR 1910.1200), workers might not realize that the chemicals they work with every day could be causing cancer, lung disease or reproductive harm — and that's a serious concern. Hazard communication takes the number two spot on OSHA’s "Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards" list (it's number one on the MNOSHA list). This should come as no surprise since hazard communication has held this spot for over five years. And with an average of over 4,500 violations per year, it’s likely to retain its spot when the 2019 list is published later this month.