Monitoring suppliers' compliance with security requirements

Critical
High
Normal
Low

A designated responsible person actively monitors the supplier's activities and services to ensure compliance with the security terms of the contracts and the proper management of security incidents.

Monitoring includes the following:

  • monitoring the promised service level
  • reviewing supplier reports and arranging follow-up meetings
  • regular organization of independent audits
  • follow-up of problems identified in audits
  • more detailed investigation of security incidents and review of related documentation
  • review of the supplier's future plans (related to maintaining the service level)
Connected other frameworks and requirements:
32. Security of processing
GDPR
15.1.1: Information security policy for supplier relationships
ISO 27001
15.2.1: Monitoring and review of supplier services
ISO 27001
ID.GV-2: Cybersecurity role coordination
NIST CSF
ID.SC-1: Cyber supply chain
NIST CSF

Defined security arrangements for providing critical network equipment

Critical
High
Normal
Low

The security arrangements required for critical online services, such as security features, service levels, and management requirements, are carefully defined in advance. Online services include e.g. connections, networks and network security solutions (e.g. firewalls).

The security features of online services can be e.g. the following:

  • required security-related technologies such as authentication, encryption technology, and network connection management tools
  • the technical parameters required for a secure connection to network services
  • online service usage criteria that restrict access to the online service or applications as needed
Connected other frameworks and requirements:
13.1.2: Security of network services
ISO 27001
15.2.1: Monitoring and review of supplier services
ISO 27001
ID.BE-5: Resilience requirements
NIST CSF
DE.CM-1: The network monitoring
NIST CSF
5.22: Monitoring, review and change management of supplier services
ISO 27001

Criteria for suppliers of high priority data systems

Critical
High
Normal
Low

The organization has defined the certifications or standards required of key partners. Commonly recognized standards related to cyber security include:

  • ISO 27001 (information security management system)
  • SOC2 (general security, also called SSAE 16)
  • ISO 27701 (data protection management system)
  • ISO 27017 (cyber security in cloud services) or ISO 27018 (data protection in cloud services)
  • other popular e.g. NIST (general), CSA (cloud software), PCI DSS (card payments and data)

Certifications required from partners can make organization's own partner management more efficient and provide good evidence of a particular level of security or privacy of the partner.

Connected other frameworks and requirements:
14.1.1: Information security requirements analysis and specification
ISO 27001
15.1.1: Information security policy for supplier relationships
ISO 27001
15.2.1: Monitoring and review of supplier services
ISO 27001
ID.SC-1: Cyber supply chain
NIST CSF
ID.SC-4: Audit suppliers and third-party partners
NIST CSF
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