3rd Party Risk Management , Events , Governance & Risk Management

Mitigating Third-Party Cybersecurity Risks

Concentrix's Rishi Rajpal on Picking the Right Partners, the Right Way
Rishi Rajpal, vice president, global security, Concentrix

Several recent data breaches have been the result of hackers exploiting vulnerabilities in third-party service providers and making their way to larger organizations to which they offer services.

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Choose your partners wisely and remember that security comes at a cost, said Rishi Rajpal, vice president of global security at Concentrix.

"Look for partners who invest in security - who have security in their DNA. While we predominantly focus on the business side, somehow the security aspect is looked at and cost becomes a determining factor. We should come out of that mindset and look for partners who equally invest in security and compliance," he said.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2023, Rajpal also discusses:

  • How to do your due diligence before picking a third-party service provider;
  • Offering cybersecurity services to third parties that work with large organizations;
  • The scalability and reliability of open source for cybersecurity.

Rajpal has more than 20 years of global experience and deep expertise in information security with specialization in risk management, security tools and technologies, compliance and privacy.


About the Author

Rahul Neel Mani

Rahul Neel Mani

Founding Director of Grey Head Media and Vice President of Community Engagement and Editorial, ISMG

Neel Mani is responsible for building and nurturing communities in both technology and security domains for various ISMG brands. He has more than 25 years of experience in B2B technology and telecom journalism and has worked in various leadership editorial roles in the past, including incubating and successfully running Grey Head Media for 11 years. Prior to starting Grey Head Media, he worked with 9.9 Media, IDG India and Indian Express.




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