Drata's Risk Trends Report

Third party risk: The universal operational challenge

The Universal Operational Challenge

Discover why established and enterprise companies indicate the most significant risk to their businesses are third parties.


In recent years there has been a significant rise in cybersecurity related supply chain attacks, now even overtaking the damage done by malware by more than 40% in 2022 alone. As part of that increase, there were 10 million people impacted by supply chain attacks that targeted 1,743 entities. With this in mind, Drata developed a study designed to tap the pulse of commercial and enterprise organizations to determine what, if any, impact existing processes associated with managing third parties have on the business, how they are set to change in the next two years, and the level of risk associated with them.


By surveying 300 established and enterprise organizations, we identified optimistic security teams who feel prepared to manage these risks and those who see the associated blind spots with third parties are a cause for concern. From these insights and others, a single theme emerged: Third parties are a universal operational challenge.

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  • Gain a deeper understanding of the latest trends and perceptions on organizational risk as it relates to cybersecurity.

  • Learn why 80% of companies fear they don’t have full visibility into their third party’s security posture.

  • Discover why 83% report their company experienced negative consequences as a result of their current TPRM process or informal oversight process.

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