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Are Your Subsidiaries Putting You at Risk?

To understand your risk, download our research on the current state
of subsidiary risk among enterprises today (Spoiler alert: It’s dire).

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According to our findings, enterprises are worried about subsidiary risk – as well they should be. However, this worry isn’t effectively translating into action. Many enterprises lack the processes and tools required for effective subsidiary risk management.

Download the full report for complete insight into your potential subsidiary risk so you can take action to protect your entire organization’s attack surface.

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If you think your organization is doing everything it can to protect
itself from cyberattacks, think again. Underprotected business units,
sub-brands, and other subsidiaries can give hackers unintended
entry into your enterprise.

To help you understand your risk, we examined the current state of subsidiary
risk among enterprises today.


A Focus on Compliance vs. Security

Compliance mandates and security imperatives have long gone together, but compliance is generally seen as a lower bar, and sometimes even a “checklist” or a “tick-the-box exercise” that must be met, as compared to a security-first approach. Yet compliance ranked first in the three most important outcomes expected for subsidiary risk management:

  • Meeting compliance mandates.
  • Measurement of subsidiary risk.
  • Prioritization of investment in security posture improvement.

Since respondents ranked compliance as the most important outcome for managing subsidiary risk, it may be less surprising that so many have seen attacks involving subsidiaries and that they wouldn’t be surprised if they were breached through a subsidiary soon.

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Importance of Outcomes Percentage of respondents indicating “very important” and “most important”