New research from telecoms group Beaming found that 31% of firms would terminate their supplier contracts in the event of a breach.
One in five of firms said they would take legal action to recover any financial losses incurred as a result of a supplier’s negligence with a similar number using the incident to negotiate a further discount on rates. Only 3% of businesses said they would take no action.
weve seen for some time that hackers will seek to infiltrate one organisation as a stepping stone to then attack others, said Sonia Blizzard, managing director of Beaming.
“This research clearly shows that business leaders see cyber security as a shared responsibility.”
“Businesses that neglect to take the steps necessary to protect themselves and their partners could find that a single breach could irreparably damage their hard-earned reputations and relationships.”__________________________________________________________________________________
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