With security breaches now a regular fixture in the news, it’s an increasing cause for concern that many -- including major breaches at Target and Goodwill -- are caused not by attacks on the companies themselves, but by breaches at third-party vendors.

PWC's 2015 U.S. State of Cybercrime Survey found that 62 percent of companies evaluate the security risks of third-party vendors, 57 percent do so for contractors, and 42 percent consider supplier risks. Only 23 percent don't evaluate third-party security at all. Read more.