Below you will find a simplified due diligence questionnaire focusing on cybersecurity. While I personally recommend using a framework such as the Standard Information Gathering Assessment, not all need something that comprehensive.

Due Diligence Questionnaire

1. Do you have a documented cybersecurity policy in place?
2. Are there designated personnel responsible for cybersecurity within your organization?
3. How do you identify and assess cybersecurity risks?
4. Do you have a process for regularly updating and patching software and systems?
5. How do you protect your network and systems from unauthorized access?
6. Have you implemented multi-factor authentication for accessing sensitive systems and data?
7. How do you manage and protect user accounts and access privileges?
8. Do you conduct regular security awareness training for employees?
9. How do you monitor and detect cybersecurity incidents or breaches?
10. Do you have an incident response plan in place? If so, how often is it tested?
11. Have you experienced any significant cybersecurity incidents in the past? If so, how were they addressed?
12. How do you secure sensitive data and ensure its confidentiality?
13. Do you encrypt data in transit and at rest?
14. Are your systems and applications regularly scanned for vulnerabilities?
15. How do you protect against malware, including ransomware?
16. Do you have intrusion detection and prevention systems in place?
17. Have you implemented secure coding practices for your software development processes?
18. Do you perform regular penetration testing to identify vulnerabilities?
19. How do you ensure third-party vendors or partners adhere to your cybersecurity requirements?
20. Do you comply with relevant cybersecurity standards and regulations, such as GDPR or HIPAA?

To create a customized Due Diligence Questionnaire / DDQ for your organization, you can copy and modify the above code, or you can contact me for assistance in creating a comprehensive questionnaire.

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