Senior-level IT Leaders Gain New Perspective in Protecting Data

Senior-level IT Leaders Gain New Perspective in Protecting Data at Event Co-produced With Vendor Management Consulting Firm Seprio

Des Moines, Iowa – June 30, 2017 – Seprio, a company businesses turn to for help protecting their priorities by contracting better, today reflected back on a successful webinar event on cybersecurity as it pertains to vendor contracts and procurement co-hosted with a professional network that connects senior-level IT leaders.

The virtual event, exclusively for members of the professional network, focused on data and business protection best practices when negotiating vendor agreements. The event featured an expert panel anchored by TMST, Inc. CIO Caren Shiozaki and Seprio CEO Patrick Bohnenkamp, JD. The panel participated in an interview-style discussion sharing stories and insights about cybersecurity sourcing and how to preserve trust in the protection of data.

“According to a recent research project, cyber security was projected as the third highest line item spend for IT budgets in 2017. As companies engage more and more vendor partners to support their business priorities, the dangers and vulnerabilities to their data grows with it,” said Pat Bohnenkamp, CEO of Seprio. “It's not just about having the right technology. While certainly not the starting point for deploying a best practice cyber policy, negotiating vendor agreements is an ideal point in the vendor management lifecycle to test vendors and your own organization as to your level of risk.”     

Event topics included lessons learned from cautionary tales, perspective on regulatory impact, assessing exposure, outsourcing risk, and building protection into your vendor agreements. 

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