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2016 Tone at the Top and Third Party Risk: Upcoming Report from the Ponemon Institute and Shared Assessments

Published on April 27, 2016 By | Posted in: Third Party Risk, Tone at the Top, Ponemon Institute, Larry Ponemon

The Shared Assessments Program sponsored a new study, conducted by the Ponemon Institute, which explores the role of executives in the risk management process in order to determine the role of Tone at the Top in minimizing business risks within organizations. The new report, Tone at the Top and Third-Party Risk, is due to be […]

Press Release-White Paper Release: Financial Services Industry Call to Action

Published on April 7, 2016 By | Posted in: Third Party Risk, Risk Management, Press Release, Third Party Risk Management, Blog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT Marya Roddis, Vice President of Communications O: 575.235.8228 marya@santa-fe-group.com White Paper Release: Financial Services Industry Call to Action Creating True Efficiencies through Standardization, Cooperation and Public-Private Partnerships Focused on Critical Third Party Risk Management Issues Santa Fe, NM — March 15, 2016 — Shared Assessments is pleased to announce the […]

It Takes In-Tune Tone at the Top to Shape an Effective Risk Management Culture

Published on March 29, 2016 By | Posted in: Risk Management, Newsletter, Risk, Blog, Board of Directors, Tone at the Top

Good risk management is heavily process-dependent and without risk-focused leadership that enables effective structure and process security and operational risk activities may remain suboptimal. Shared Assessments developed In-Tune Tone at the Top in direct response to the increasingly disturbing financial, reputational, legal and regulatory consequences that, in part, arise from insufficient Board and C-Suite engagement […]

Shared Assessments Singapore Roundtable

Published on March 22, 2016 By | Posted in: Risk Management, Privacy, Shared Assessments, Data, Blog, Regulatory Requirements, International

I had the great pleasure to participate in an international roundtable in Singapore last week with Shared Assessments. The event was hosted by Deutsche Bank and was well attended with banking, service providers, and local regulatory members in attendance. Prevalent and Protiviti, both members of the Shared Assessments Steering Committee, made the trip to support […]

Press Release-White Paper Release: A Guided Assessment – Providing Advancements in Building Best Practices for Vendor Onsite Assessments

Published on March 15, 2016 By | Posted in: Vendor Risk Managment, Best Practices, Vendor Onsite Assessment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT Marya Roddis, Vice President of Communications O: 575.235.8228 marya@santa-fe-group.com White Paper Release: A Guided Assessment – Providing Advancements in Building Best Practices for Vendor Onsite Assessments Building new expectations and increasing transparency to assure good assessment practices Santa Fe, NM — March 15, 2016 — Shared Assessments is pleased to […]

Program Tool Updates: Member-Driven Updates Are Creating Sustainable Efficiencies in Risk Management

Published on February 25, 2016 By | Posted in: Vendor Security, Risk Management, Newsletter, Third Party Risk Management, Vendor Risk Managment, Shared Assessments, Program Tools, Blog, Standardized Information Gathering (SIG), Agreed Upon Procedures (AUP), Vendor Risk Management Maturity Model (VRMMM)

As the third party risk environment continues to require more from C-level executive and third party risk management professionals, Shared Assessments again takes the lead in providing powerful tools to improve assessment-related economies and scalability for both outsourcers and providers. The January 2016 Shared Assessments Program Tools release provides another level of advance in third […]

Tone at the Top: Risk Governance Convergence in the C-Suite

Published on February 19, 2016 By | Posted in: Blog, Tone at the Top, Risk Compliance

Last week I had the opportunity to present at the 2016 Deluxe Exchange Client conference on the convergence of Risk & Governance today at Board and Executive levels of organizations. The theme focused on how critical the “Tone at the Top” has become in enabling a more strategic conversation on risk & compliance in today’s […]

Will anticipatory compliance be the next best practice?

Published on February 16, 2016 By | Posted in: Third Party Risk, Compliance, Third Party Oversight, Vendor Risk Managment, Vendor Risk, Blog, Huffington Post

I was recently invited to speak on a panel regarding third party risk strategies for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s (SIFMA) Internal Auditors Society. While there, I had the opportunity to meet and hear from two individuals who are well known and respected in their related fields: former US Attorney General John Ashcroft […]

Updated 2016 Shared Assessments Program Tools

Published on February 10, 2016 By | Posted in: Third Party Risk, Third Party Risk Management, Vendor Risk Managment, Shared Assessments, Program Tools, Vendor Risk, Standardized Information Gathering (SIG), Agreed Upon Procedures (AUP), Vendor Risk Management Maturity Model (VRMMM)

Tools for Collaborative Efficiency in Today’s High Risk Environment Shared Assessments Program Tools are designed for the dynamic global landscape of third party risk management. Our members face complex oversight issues for which the Shared Assessments community provides up-to-date, innovative and tested standards and best practices, creating efficiencies and improving assurance relating to vendor risk […]

The NIST Risk Management Framework: Key Things You Should Consider

Published on February 8, 2016 By | Posted in: Risk Management, Cybersecurity, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Framework

Are you familiar with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity”? It’s often referred to as the “NIST risk management framework.” The interesting thing about the NIST framework is that it doesn’t work like other regulations, which ask businesses to fulfill a number of specific requirements for the sake […]

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