Data Security

Risky Business: Five Considerations for Security in Vendor Contracting

Published: Feb. 26, 2018

Updated: Oct. 05, 2020

Selecting appropriate contract clauses is a key strategy for managing security risks with vendors. Security provisions in vendor contracts should be tailored to the risks posed by the specific engagement, the supply chain for the required products or services, and each vendor’s security program. Below are five topics to consider when drafting these agreements. Hover over the text boxes to see what questions and factors to keep in mind.