DatumSec Unveils Third-Party Risk Score Dashboard

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New Vendor Risk Manager Dashboard Presents Comparative Third-Party Baseline Risk Scores

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DatumSec (http://www.DatumSec.com), the leading third-party risk-assessment and scoring company, announced today the public availability of its new DatumSec Vendor Risk Manager Dashboard—a core element of the DatumSec Vendor Assessment Program. The DatumSec team will demonstrate the new Vendor Risk Manager Dashboard during the May 20th ISSA Los Angeles (ISSA-LA) 8th Annual Information Security Summit at the Universal City Hilton in California.

With the DatumSec Vendor Risk Manager Dashboard, organizations of all shapes and sizes can now compare each vendor’s risk baseline with other vendors they work with. Similarly, vendors participating in the program can see where they stand compared to their peers.

“Doing business with vendors that don’t truly understand how to properly adhere to business partner information-security baselines leaves companies at serious risk of a breach,” said Harry Wan, CTO and co-founder of DatumSec. “By extending risk assessments beyond external reputation scores, we’re excited to show ISSA-LA Summit attendees how the new DatumSec Vendor Risk Manager Dashboard makes it easy to identify which vendors must increase their security posture. Our goal is to work organizations to help their vendors reach a minimum security baseline, thereby increasing the posture of the extended enterprise”

DatumSec is a Silver sponsor for the ISSA-LA Information Security Summit, the only educational forum in Los Angeles specifically designed to encourage participation and interaction among all three vital information security constituencies:

(1) Business executives, senior business managers, and their trusted advisors. 
(2) Technical IT personnel with responsibility for information systems and the data they contain.
(3) Information Security Officers and professionals with responsibility for ensuring the security of sensitive information.

"Board of directors and executive leadership are demanding the near-impossible from their security practitioners in managing how third-party vendors are accessing critical corporate assets and sensitive information,” said Demetrios (Laz) Lazarikos, IT Security Researcher, Visionary, and member of the DatumSec Board of Advisors. “DatumSec is the first tool on the market to offer automated from-the-inside visibility into vendor environments—so procurement, finance and security can all work together to make informed, risk-based decisions about working with qualified organizations that also value a strong information security posture."

The DatumSec Vendor Assessment Program helps organizations take on the challenge of assessing more of their vendors by providing a scalable, cloud-based, third-party risk-assessment program and giving organizations a centralized risk view across all of their business relationships The ultimate goal of the program is to promote an increase in security posture up-and down the supply chain.

About DatumSec (http://www.DatumSec.com):
DatumSec operates under a single premise: offer a scalable, measurable and repeatable approach to the vendor risk-assessment process so that organizations gain the ability to reduce their third-party risk. With a team of dedicated professionals coming from security powerhouses like Symantec, Yahoo and Arbor Networks, DatumSec specializes in providing third-party vendor risk-assessment solutions. Whether a company relies on thousands of vendors or is one of those thousands of vendors, DatumSec helps bring efficiency to their risk-assessment programs.

About Information Systems Security Association (ISSA):
The Information Systems Security Association is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. The organization provides educational forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of members. The primary goal of ISSA is to promote management practices that will ensure availability, integrity and confidentiality of information resources. For more information or to register, please visit: http://www.issa-la.org. Join the movement today!

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