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By Mike Rothman

Most folks think the move towards the extended enterprise is very cool. You know, get other organizations to do the stuff your organization isn’t great at. It’s a win/win, right? From a business standpoint, there are clear advantages to building a robust ecosystem that leverages the capabilities of all organizations. But from a security standpoint, the extended enterprise adds a tremendous amount of attack surface.

In order to make the extended enterprise work, your business partners need access to your critical information. And that’s where security folks tend to break out in hives. It’s hard enough to protect your networks, servers, and applications while making sure your own employees don’t do anything stupid to leave you exposed. Imagine your risk – based not just on how you protect your information, but also on how well all your business partners protect their information and devices as well. Actually, you don’t need to imagine that – it’s reality.

In Threat Intelligence for Ecosystem Risk Management we delve into the risks of the extended enterprise and then present a process to gather information about trading partners to make decisions regarding connectivity and access more fact-based. Many of you are not in positions to build your own capabilities to assess partner networks, but this paper offers perspective on how you would, so when considering external threat intelligence services you will be an educated buyer.

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