10 step security for third party access to enterprise systems
Security and compliance are key to maintaining control of sensitive and confidential information. All of the product offerings of Janco are geared towards proving tools to help C-Level executives and top IT professionals maintain the privacy of its users and enterprise data.
- Create an asset inventory and tracking to reduce the risk of network-connected assets being out of compliance with policy.
- Understand the cloud-based environment where all users are considered remote, and apply controls similar to how they have historically provided access to third parties.
- Make changes in how the organization manages and controls these various user-types by incorporating concepts such as zero-trust, network abstraction, extended identity validation and full-session recording to effectively reduce the overall risk and isolate any potential impact caused by third parties or remote user actions.
- Define a plan which meets the requirements for external contractors, employees, and B2B entities.
- Coordinate third party access plan in conjunction with their business units and develop a solid communications plan.
- Create rules for access using the appropriate level of controls commensurate with their given risk profiles, to include: isolation/segmentation, encryption, and federation integrations.
- Establish access points and rules for data availability to third parties
- Invest in ways to authenticate third-party users beyond simple username and password.
- Define metrics which address compliance variances and risks, and build an end-to-end security and risk view for the entire enterprise.
- Create a reporting system which track access, access violations, downloads and total usage. This should be real-time and have assigned individuals monitor and report and deviations.