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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 […]

Happy Data Privacy Day!

Published on January 28, 2016 By | Posted in: Data, Data Privacy Day

Today is Data Privacy Day. With a theme of Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data, and Enabling Trust, the day celebrates the first international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. Each year hundreds of organizations come together to drive awareness and education on key data protection concepts targeted to help employees, individuals, and businesses. Educational tools […]

New FFIEC Examination Handbook is Required Reading

Published on January 28, 2016 By | Posted in: Newsletter, FFIEC, Examination Handbook

Hot on the heels of the June 2015 Cybersecurity Assessment Tool, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has issued a revised Examination Handbook Management Booklet with updated Information Technology (IT) examination procedures.1,2 As might be expected, the new IT examination procedures incorporate substantial input from the last major handbook revision, which was focused on […]

Be #PrivacyAware on Data Privacy Day!

Published on January 27, 2016 By | Posted in: Data, Data Privacy Day

January 28th, is international Data Privacy Day. With a theme of Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data, and Enabling Trust, each year hundreds of organizations come together to drive awareness and education on key data protection concepts targeted to help employees, individuals and businesses. Educational tools are made available through the www.StaySafeOnline.org/DPD website to help people and […]

Press Release: Updated for 2016: Tools Designed to Manage Third Party Risk

Published on January 26, 2016 By | Posted in: Third Party Risk, Risk Management, Press Release, Third Party Risk Management, Vendor Risk Managment, Shared Assessments, Program Tools, Vendor Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT Sarah Perry, Senior Marketing Manager O: 602-441-1769 sarah@santa-fe-group.com Updated for 2016: Tools Designed to Manage Third Party Risk Shared Assessments Program Tools Empower Vendor Management Confidence Santa Fe, NM — January 26, 2016 — Shared Assessments has released its updated 2016 Shared Assessments Program Tools, which allow risk management professionals […]

Shared Assessments Updated 2016 Program Tools

Published on January 19, 2016 By | Posted in: Third Party Risk Management, Vendor Risk Managment, Shared Assessments, Program Tools

Tools That Empower Vendor Management Confidence Shared Assessments responds directly to the dynamic landscape of third party risk management, annually updating its Program Tools to keep them in line with the most recent changes in regulations, standards and guidelines at both the national and international level. The 2016 Program Tools will release next week. These […]

APTs: The Newer, Smarter, and Actually Successful Wile E. Coyote

Published on January 15, 2016 By | Posted in: Cyber Risk, Cybersecurity, Cyber Crime, APT, Advanced Persistent Threats, Cyber Attacks

Remember the old Looney Tunes cartoons where Wile E. Coyote nearly destroys himself in attempt after fruitless attempt to capture the Road Runner? The Road Runner seems to have a sixth sense when a trap is sprung across his path and always escapes unscathed. Well, when it comes to cyber attacks, threat actors are far […]

FINRA Recently Announced Their 2016 Regulatory & Examination Priorities

Published on January 12, 2016 By | Posted in: Risk, FINRA

FINRA recently published its 11th annual Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter to highlight both emerging and existing risks that could adversely affect investors and market integrity in 2016, if not properly addressed. They reported that issues that they highlighted in last year remain a concern for them in 2016. To learn more about the publication, […]

It’s a New Day for Payment Card Fraud Liability

Published on January 4, 2016 By | Posted in: Payments, Data Breach, Blog, Fraud

According to the global 2015 Cost of Data Breach Study by the Ponemon Institute, the average total cost of a data breach for the participating companies increased 23 percent over the past two years to $3.79 million. Now breach costs are likely to rise further as banks and payment processors shift more of the liability […]

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