In “Cybersecurity and Supply Chains: A New Risk Management Paradigm” (Franchising World, January 2015), Jeremy Kroll discusses the management of cybersecurity risk in an age of persistent cyber crime and compromised data. With criminals able to breach a business’ defenses from anywhere in the world, businesses need to understand from the outside in where the weakest links are in their supply chains and where their sensitive business data resides outside of their network. That understanding comes from building a comprehensive risk profile and setting priorities around which risks deserve the most attention while also taking extra precautions to ensure that their vendors and third-party service providers are doing everything possible to protect their partners, clients and customers.

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