Security scores for cloud companies on the way

Compromised vendor systems have led to several major data breaches recently. And sometimes, vendors get breached because of a partner’s lax security. A group of tech companies led by Uber are banding together as the Vendor Security Alliance to prevent more of these types of attacks.

The newly formed coalition, which includes founding member companies AirBnb, Atlassian, Docker, Dropbox, GoDaddy, Palantir, Square, Twitter, and Uber, would streamline the security vetting process for third-party providers so that businesses will know the security mindset of the vendors they’re partnering with.

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