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Recently Released: Law Firm Briefing Paper by Shared Assessments

Published on May 19, 2015 By | Posted in: Briefing Paper, Data, Law Firm, Security, Third Party Risk Management

The Shared Assessments Program is pleased to present a briefing paper based on the significance of information security and privacy controls on law firms as third party service providers and collaborative opportunities for resolution. This paper focuses on the issues law firms are facing as they adapt to providing a secure IT environment that meets […]

New Study: Healthcare Vendors Challenged with Security Healthcare Data

Published on May 18, 2015 By | Posted in: Data, Healthcare, Security

The Fifth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data, by the Ponemon Institute and ID Experts was announced and we wanted to share some interesting findings. For the first time, Covered Entities and Business Associates were surveyed, revealing the differences and similarities these organizations face when protecting healthcare data. The results indicate […]

New Year, New Landscape

Published on May 14, 2015 By | Posted in: News, Newsletter, Shared Assessments Summit, Third Party Risk Management

Shared Assessments gathered another impressive set of risk professionals and regulators at the Eighth Annual Shared Assessments Summit to address this year’s theme, Third Party Risk Assurance: Everything Old is New Again. Third party risk management may not be a new concept, but with emerging regulations, technologies and standards, more organizations are faced with adopting […]

Press Release: Small Business Financial Exchange Builds Evidence-Based Collaborative Vendor Risk Program

Published on May 13, 2015 By | Posted in: News, Press Release

PRESS RELEASE All SBFE Communications: For Shared Assessments, contact: Lisa MacKenzie, MacKenzie Marketing Group, 503-225-0725, or Kelly Stremel, Small Business Financial Exchange Builds Evidence-Based Collaborative Vendor Risk Program Protocols Based on Shared Assessments Tools;Results Deliver A Repeatable, Consistent Process For Third Party Vendors SANTA FE, N.M. and CLEVELAND — May 13, 2015 […]

Collaborative Onsite Assessment Case Study by Shared Assessments

Published on May 7, 2015 By | Posted in: Collaborative Onsite Assessment, Third Party Risk Management

The Shared Assessments Program is pleased to present a case study based on our first in a series of pilots for our Collaborative Onsite Assessment program. The goal of this pilot program is to create the opportunity for multiple industry outsourcers to perform a collaborative onsite assessment of a single service provider, performed by an […]

Is There Something “Phishy” in the Water?

Published on May 4, 2015 By | Posted in: Cyber Risk, Cybersecurity, Phishing

Today’s cyber threat is a continually evolving landscape. Email phishing has moved from a poor grammar and a phony URL link email to a sophisticated targeted attack mode process. Cyber criminals are researching organization, often targeting individuals with access to the most sensitive system or information by obtaining company specific details such as: Organizational charts […]

PCI and Tomorrow’s Payments Security Environment

Published on April 30, 2015 By | Posted in: Payments, PCI

Every so often it’s useful to sit back and reexamine a subject from a 40,000 foot perspective. In the last six to eight weeks, three unrelated items have caused me to do just that as I think about security issues in the payments card arena, never an easy subject even in the best of circumstances. […]

The Cybersecurity Panic Room

Published on April 21, 2015 By | Posted in: Cyber Risk, Cybersecurity, Data Breach

The concept of a panic room is a fortified room in place in a private home or business to provide refuge or hiding from a home or business intrusion. Panic rooms tend to contain technology to contact law enforcement or medical resources, and resources to sustain basic resource needs until help arrives. While panic rooms […]

How Do I Get My Program Up and Running? Follow This Order of Implementation Formula

Published on April 8, 2015 By | Posted in: Third Party Risk, Third Party Risk Management

So, you just walked out of a meeting with the C-suite and you’ve been tasked to implement a new program across the organization. You get back into your office and reality sets in as you mumble to yourself, “How do I start this?” I have been getting this question for years from professionals tasked to […]

Social Media Should Require a Compliance Warning

Published on April 2, 2015 By | Posted in: Compliance, Privacy, Risk Management, Third Party Risk

The usage of social media has shifted with customer adoption. The growth of applications and consumers joining the social media bandwagon has influenced how consumers leverage technology; interact with friends, family and coworkers, and purchase with brands they trust. Pew Research Center estimated in 2014 that 73 percent of Americans over age 18 use social […]

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