The role of the CISO in managing vendor relationships



A vendor can have a significant impact on your business. Manage vendor relationships more effectively and reduce risks related to security and infrastructure through ISO 27001 certification, data-breach prevention and due diligence.

  • The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) who has to manages large (technology) suppliers.
  • The CIO who has delegated (technology) vendor management.
  • The consulting partner advising her client on vendor management.
  • The chief supply chain management who needs to collaborate on managing vendors.
  • The SME owner who part-time oversees vendor management.
Relationship management
how to manage vendor relationships

Vendor management
managing the relationship with vendors

Risk assessment
how to assess risks and opportunities

Service level agreement (SLA)
what is it all about?

what are your rights and responsibilities?

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Q. Do you perform any special due diligence for your main suppliers?
  1. No
  2. Have performed some due diligence with individual suppliers
  3. Performed due diligence with all suppliers where we have a formal SLA with selected suppliers

Q. How do you manage risk concerning your suppliers?
  1. Not
  2. For some important suppliers I have selected a preferred supplier or they have been selected for me
  3. For all suppliers I have a preferred supplier and determine which one to use based on the price and quality match
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