Practical Ways to Incorporate Security Protection Into Supplier Agreements

Supplier agreements should be up-to-date, sufficiently protective of data and broad enough to cover changes in practices or technology. It is a perennial challenge for companies to meet those expectations while, at the same time, avoid using imposing language in the contract that will make a supplier walk away from a deal. At a recent Strafford presentation, Foley & Lardner partner Matthew Karlyn offered suggestions on how corporate customers can strengthen supplier arrangements, including tips for due diligence as well as terms to include or scrutinize. The Cybersecurity Law Report covers key takeaways from the presentation. See “How to Maintain Effective and Secure Long-Term Vendor Relationships: Understanding the Risks (Part One of Two)” (Jun. 20, 2018); Part Two (Jun. 27, 2018).  

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