Investment managers use a wide range of third-party vendor-provided products and services to manage their daily operations, and many of those third parties have access to sensitive data. Ensuring that data is protected from theft, either deliberate or inadvertent, is paramount. In a guest article, Schulte Roth & Zabel partner Robert Kiesel provides practical vendor management guidance and comprehensive contract provisions, and discusses critical policies and contract terms that investment managers can use to protect their, and their investors’, data. See “Designing and Implementing a Three-Step Cybersecurity Framework for Assessing and Vetting Third Parties (Part One of Two)” (Apr. 8, 2015); Part Two of Two (Apr. 22, 2015).