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Three Tips to Manage Vendor Risk and Combat Cyberattacks

Published on August 28, 2015 By | Posted in: News

It has been a banner year for cyberattacks in healthcare, and the threats show no sign of stopping. The growing dangers of cyberthreats should make vendor risk management a business-critical issue for all organizations, and healthcare companies, in particular. With the increasing number of cyberattacks, intensified regulatory scrutiny and the extreme sensitivity of patient information, […]

What Exactly is OK (for) Google? Voicing Voice Privacy Concerns

Published on August 27, 2015 By | Posted in: Newsletter, Privacy, Voice

Every day, voice recognition gets better. And every day, more of us start talking to our devices instead of typing. Although voice recognition technology is still in its infancy, voice is proving itself to be faster and easier than typing on our increasingly tiny devices. And with this change, a new world of privacy concerns […]

Can Peer Collaboration Be Our Next Best Practice for Third Party Risk Management?

Published on August 26, 2015 By | Posted in: Peer Collaboration, Third Party Risk, Third Party Risk Management, Webinar

Prevalent Webinar Hosted by NYSE Governance Services Sponsored by Symantec Thursday, September 17th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST Presenter: Robin Slade, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. The Santa Fe Group/Shared Assessments Is it time to test new ideas, including peer collaboration, to perform assessments on third parties with common shared services? […]

Mark Your Calendar: CTPRP Workshop & Exam Announced for October

Published on August 20, 2015 By | Posted in: Certification, Certified Third Party Risk Professional (CTPRP) program, Event, Third Party Risk

Our next Certified Third Party Risk Professional (CTPRP) Workshop & Exam will be held on October 15-16, 2016 in Boston, MA. Individuals who pass the CTPRP examination and successfully comply with the requirements to earn and maintain the certification have a thorough working knowledge of third party risk management concepts and principles. To register for […]

Vendor Risk Management in 2015: Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

Published on August 18, 2015 By | Posted in: Benchmark Study, Vendor Risk, Vendor Risk Managment

The Shared Assessments Program and global consulting firm and Member, Protiviti, teamed up last month to present the second annual Vendor Risk Management Benchmark Study. This year’s results, accompanied by additional analyses, highlighted that a substantial number of respondents reported they do not have any process in place to support significant Vendor Risk Component activities. […]

Know Your Enemy: The New Economics of Cyber-Crime

Published on August 17, 2015 By | Posted in: Cyber Crime, Cyber Risk, Cybersecurity

According to Paul Kocher, one of the leading U.S. cryptography experts, there has been a 10,000-fold increase in the number of new digital security threats in the last twelve years.1 So if you’ve been thinking there are a lot more data breaches in the news lately, you’re right. Twelve years ago, a significant percentage of […]

The Resilience Challenge For The Business Continuity Profession

Published on August 12, 2015 By | Posted in: Business Resiliency, White Papers

Resiliency is all about adapting to change and in this tech-savvy world we live in, change happens constantly. And while adjustments within the industry can promote growth and opportunities, they can also create difficulty for the business environment in terms of continuity and staying relevant. A new white paper from the Business Continuity Institute makes […]

Update to Shared Assessments 2015 Vendor Risk Management Benchmark Study

Published on August 10, 2015 By | Posted in: Benchmark Study, Vendor Risk Managment

During the last month Protiviti and the Shared Assessments Program have worked to refine the 2015 Vendor Risk Management Benchmark Study results, including running additional analyses to highlight areas where a substantial number of respondents reported they do not have any process in place to support significant Vendor Risk Component activities. Those revisions and additional […]

Making the Case for a Security Committee of the Board

Published on August 3, 2015 By | Posted in: Board's, Cybersecurity, Security

The daily announcements of cybersecurity breaches, increasing concern about terrorism on critical infrastructures, the rising reputational risks that social media brings, the rapidly changing technology marketplace, and the complexity of managing increasing risks all put pressure on boards to stay up to speed and to be proactive rather than reactive. Traditionally, oversight of operational and […]

Press Release: Webinar to Explore Question “Who Owns Third-Party Risk?”

Published on July 30, 2015 By | Posted in: Press Release, Risk Management, Third Party Risk, Third Party Risk Management

LockPath, Shared Assessments partner to provide third-party risk insights OVERLAND PARK, Kan.—Third-party risk management is becoming increasingly critical for businesses. Data loss and compliance incidents are frequently associated with a company’s business partners, and regulations are expanding to cover organizations’ third parties. Despite the urgency, many businesses struggle to establish a solid foundation for their […]

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