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Casting the Net for Third Party Risk

Published on July 26, 2016 By | Posted in: Third Party Risk, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Management, Third Party Risk Management, Shared Assessments, Program Tools, Blog, Agreed Upon Procedures (AUP)

The summer of 2016 has been one of media challenges, and breaking records for heat waves across many states. Slow moving boats, relaxing fishing in normal idyllic mid-summer breaks have been swept aside by a flurry of activity within the sea of third party risk. This past week in Boston, the Shared Assessments Program Steering […]

What the UK Brexit Vote Could Mean for Privacy

Published on July 21, 2016 By | Posted in: Privacy, Newsletter, Data, EU, Brexit, Data Protection

It has been a month since the UK voted to leave the EU and there is still plenty of uncertainty along the road ahead. However, when it comes to privacy law, there are some certainties. Ralph O’Brien, Principal Consultant EU at TRUSTe reviews the options. In the short term the UK Data Protection Act 1998 […]

OCC Statement Release

Published on July 15, 2016 By | Posted in: Risk Management, Risk, OCC, Blog

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s Office of Enterprise Risk Management released its statement this week on its National Risk Committee’s Semiannual Risk Perspective for Spring 2016. The report examines risks facing national banks and federal savings associations and highlights the fact that strategic, credit, operational, and compliance risks remain top concerns. The […]

Release of the 2016 Vendor Risk Management Benchmark Study

Published on July 15, 2016 By | Posted in: Third Party Risk, Third Party Risk Management, Vendor Risk Managment, Vendor Risk, Blog, Survey, Vendor Risk Management Benchmark Study

The Shared Assessments Program, in collaboration with Protiviti, is conducting our third annual benchmarking study on the components of a comprehensive vendor risk management program. We invite you to take part in this survey. The survey should take only 5-10 minutes for you to complete. You do not have to be a member or user […]

Record Shared Assessments Summit Attendance

Published on June 27, 2016 By | Posted in: Newsletter, Third Party Risk Management, Shared Assessments Summit, Blog

The Ninth Annual Shared Assessments Summit boasted record attendance with 262 registrants and 39 world class panelists and presenters who gathered to address this year’s theme, The Changing Dynamic of Third Party Risk Assessment. The swift evolution of third party risk threats presents challenges that outsourcing organizations have to meet. This year’s Summit provided two […]

Responsible Innovation The Key to Successful Growth for Banks

Published on June 9, 2016 By | Posted in: Compliance, OCC, Banking, OCC Framework, Fintech

The Office of Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) initiated a working group in 2015 to begin to assess the evolution of technology and innovation in financial services, resulting in publication of a white paper at end of Q1, and requested industry comments on strategic questions. The dialog will continue later this month, at an OCC […]

EU’s GDPR and the EU-US Privacy Shield: Where Are We and Why Are We There?

Published on May 31, 2016 By | Posted in: News, Privacy, Newsletter, EU, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Privacy Shield

The past month has seen two major developments on the privacy front that will have worldwide consequences for entities that handle personal data. Except for the final implementation date, we knew what to expect from the latest iteration of EU data protection language. However, no preview was forthcoming regarding the contents of the eagerly awaited […]

Wrestling with Vendor & Incident Response Management

Published on May 18, 2016 By | Posted in: Third Party Risk, Risk Management, Third Party Risk Management, Shared Assessments Summit, Shared Assessments, Blog, Tone at the Top, Incident Reponse

I’m sitting in the bleachers watching my sophomore son wrestle in an all-day varsity tournament. As the bodies tangle, each wrestler is looking to expose and act on their opponent’s vulnerability. As I thought about strategy I realized this process is similar to managing vendor risk. This week, the Shared Assessments Program is hosting its […]

A Wonky April: A Collection of Thoughts From Key Privacy and Banking Conferences

Published on May 4, 2016 By | Posted in: Privacy, Event, Banking

Last month heralded many milestones and events for those of us who tend to a bit of the geeky side of watching the political and regulatory landscape. I started and ended the month of April in Washington D.C. – The District that heralded early cherry blossoms, and later snowstorms, a precursor hint to a blustery […]

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 […]

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