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Data Bloat: An Information Governance Obesity Challenge

Published on July 23, 2015 By | Posted in: Big Data, Data, Governance, News

As follow up to my blog Cyber Insecurity in our new World of IoT, from my attendance at the Executive Women’s Forum Summit on Unintended Consequences: Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data , I’d like focus on the growing Information Governance Obesity Challenge creating a Data Bloat for information risk and IT systems in […]

2nd Annual Vendor Risk Management Benchmark Study Shows Need for Step-Function Improvement

Published on July 21, 2015 By | Posted in: Benchmark Study, Shared Assessments, Third Party Risk Management, Vendor Risk Managment, Vendor Security

Early summer 2015 is proving to be a busy one for those interested in cyber security maturity models, first with the June 30th publication of the FFIEC’s Cyber Security Assessment Tool (which incorporates a cybersecurity maturity model) and now with the release of the second annual Shared Assessments Vendor Risk Management Benchmark Study. Questions about […]

Cyber Insecurity In Our New World of IoT

Published on July 13, 2015 By | Posted in: Big Data, Cyber Risk, Data, Internet of Things (IoT), Privacy, Security

I recently attended the Executive Women’s Forum Summit, in New York City, on Unintended Consequences: Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data which enabled a strategic dialog for information security, risk and privacy professionals navigating today’s changing digital landscape. In this two part blog series, I’d like to start a discussion on how both Big […]

Press Release: Many Companies’ Vendor Risk Management Programs Still Need Improvement, According to New Study from Protiviti and Shared Assessments

Published on July 8, 2015 By | Posted in: News, Press Release, Program Tools, Program Tools, Shared Assessments, Third Party Risk, Third Party Risk Management, Vendor Risk Managment

Editor Contacts: For Protiviti: Kathy Keller (650) 234-6252 For Shared Assessments Program: Sarah Perry, The Santa Fe Group, 602-441-1769, or Lisa MacKenzie, MacKenzie Marketing Group (503) 705-3508, or Kelly Stremel, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Many Companies’ Vendor Risk Management Programs Still Need Improvement, According to New Study from Protiviti and Shared Assessments […]

Is a New Certification Program the Key to Reducing Third Party Risk?

Published on June 26, 2015 By | Posted in: Certified Third Party Risk Professional (CTPRP) program, Data Breach, Risk, Risk Assessment, Third Party Risk, Third Party Risk Management

Hacker data breaches that exploit vulnerable third party vendors dominate news headlines, boardroom discussions, and C-suite meeting agendas. As a result of the proliferation of such attacks, it has become increasingly imperative for organizations to ensure successful evaluation, monitoring, and management of third party service providers that have access to systems and sensitive data. Such […]

Three Tips for Business Associates Outside the Healthcare Industry

Published on June 23, 2015 By | Posted in: Business Associate, Healthcare, HIPAA

Some business associates (BAs) have been around a long time serving all or mostly healthcare clients. For those companies, the ins and outs of the HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule of 2013—which expanded the definition of a BA and added new requirements—may be old hat. But many other companies outside the healthcare industry may not understand […]

Containing Cybersecurity Costs

Published on June 16, 2015 By | Posted in: Cybersecurity, Program Tools, Shared Assessments

Looking for advice about how to contain cybersecurity costs? The Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute named the Shared Assessments Program Tools as a solution. Read Containing Cyber-Costs: The Legal Industry Needs a Cybersecurity Audit Template to learn more.

COMPLY-Checking Your Vendors’ Cybersecurity Practices

Published on June 9, 2015 By | Posted in: Cybersecurity, Third Party Risk, Vendor Risk Managment

(Reuters) – A weak link in many financial advisers’ cybersecurity plans is the outside companies that help run their businesses, such as payroll companies and computer-repair firms. Shared Assessments Steering Committee member, Rocco Grillo, Managing Director and Global Leader for Incident Response and Forensic Investigations, Protiviti, recently contributed to the article, COMPLY-Checking Your Vendors’ Cyber-security […]

Using Peer Collaboration to Manage Supply Chain Risk

Published on May 29, 2015 By | Posted in: Collaborative Onsite Assessment, Program Tools, Risk, Risk Management, Supply Chain

Today’s companies are outsourcing more critical functions as part of their business operations in today’s complex environment. Every member of the supply chain must be evaluated to ensure they are properly protecting systems and data. With hackers specifically targeting third parties as a way to get to outsourcers’ data, this further emphasizes the need for […]

The Next Generation of Third Party Risk

Published on May 26, 2015 By | Posted in: Cyber Risk, Cybersecurity, Risk, Risk Management

As a follow up to the 8th annual Shared Assessments Summit, the themes of governance continued to focus on third party risk, when I conducted a webinar hosted by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Governance services and sponsored by Prevalent. The focus on third party risk has shifted from a line manager to the […]

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