A third party for the holiday season

December 3, 2019 - 1 minute read

A third party for the holiday season

With the holiday party season just about to kick off, let’s take a minute to discuss third-party service providers. Recently, a new third-party business SMS solution provider exposed millions of data points of their customers.

Third-party service providers offer many different services to small business and they can be an economical way to maximize your cybersecurity. They can also be the cause of data breaches for your small business. When you hire a third-party service provider you typically have a service level agreement, this agreement states what services are agreed to and what steps they take in case of cybersecurity events, like data breaches. It is important to know and understand your agreement and how they protect your small business.