Just 35 percent of IT pros are confident that they know the exact number of vendors accessing their IT systems , according to the results of the new Vendor Vulnerability research report from Bomgar, a provider of secure access solutions. The report finds that third-party vendors can be a significant security risk if their access to IT systems are not managed and monitored correctly.

The new study explores the visibility, control, and management that organizations in the US and Europe have over external parties accessing their IT networks. It also uncovers the level of awareness organizations have over the potential risks – such as cyber-attacks and data breaches – that vendors accessing systems remotely can pose, and looks at the policies and processes organizations have in place to protect themselves, and their third-party vendors, from these issues. Read more.