As a small business owner, you rely on your suppliers to deliver goods and services that meet your high standards. But have you considered their cyber security posture? Asking the right questions can give you confidence in their ability to protect your business from cyber threats. Here are 5 simple questions to ask your suppliers

Question 1: What is your cyber security policy?

Question 2: How do you protect sensitive data?

Question 3: What is your incident response plan, and if so, when was it last tested?

Question 4: Do you conduct regular security audits and testing?

Question 5: How do you ensure employee awareness and training?

How Suppliers Can Prepare to Answer These Questions

By asking these 5 simple questions, small businesses can gain confidence in their suppliers ability to protect their business from cyber threats. Suppliers, be prepared to demonstrate your cyber resilience capabilities, it signals trust, and importantly, it shows commitment to taking their (your customers) data and business seriously.