So, you've been asked to do an assessment.
If your client has requested that you register and participate in the DatumSec Vendor Assessment Program, please click on the customized link within the email from DatumSec to get started.
Once you've registered, you will find additional information in the vendor portal that explains in detail what we do and how we do it. Below are a few questions and answers that are typically asked at this point in the process:
- Why do I have to do this?
Your client is reaching out to their preferred vendors and business partners to ensure a baseline of security is met across their extended enterprise. With the ever-growing number of cyber attacks targeting third parties as a pathway to their ultimate prize (your client), it's more critical than ever to get an understanding of your security posture.
- Who is DatumSec
DatumSec is made up of a team of dedicated professionals coming from security powerhouses like Symantec, Yahoo and Arbor Networks. Working with large organizations and their third party vendors, DatumSec provides third party risk assessments that are easy to implement and monitor, provide self-attested security posture data, and are more cost effective than competitive solutions. For more information, click here: DatumSec.
- What will my client see?
Your client will not see anything until you officially submit your results. If you're not satisfied with your results after you initially run your scans, you will have the opportunity to remediate any issues and rescan as often as you like, and then submit the improved findings to your client.