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Shared Assessments Program Addresses Recommendations of Russian Hack Report for Improved Security

Published on January 13, 2017 By | Posted in: Security, Cybersecurity, Program Tools, Third Party Risk Management, Hacking, Cyber Crime, Advanced Persistent Threats, Cyber Attacks

The Threat Horizon The December 29th joint analysis report (JAR) GRIZZLY STEPPE – Russian Malicious Cyber Activity, contains specific indicators of cyberattacks and steps organizations can take to mitigate the “the tools and infrastructure used by the Russian civilian and military intelligence Services (RIS) to compromise and exploit networks and endpoints associated with the U.S. […]

Smart Cities Incorporate Solid Third Party Risk Assurance

Published on January 3, 2017 By | Posted in: News, Third Party Risk Management, Government, State and Local

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Local government liability exposure is far-flung and both large and small municipalities are vulnerable. As the landscape of risk has evolved, not only facilities and service delivery risk management come into play. Now in-house and third party management is essential for risk areas that include cybersecurity, IT, privacy, data security and business resiliency controls. The […]

Press Release: 2016 Shared Assessments-Protiviti Benchmark Study

Published on December 20, 2016 By | Posted in: Vendor Security, Third Party Risk, Press Release, Third Party Risk Management, Vendor Risk Managment, Benchmark Study, Vendor Risk, Blog

MEDIA CONTACT: Marya Roddis, Vice President of Communications O: 505-466-6434 C: 575-235-8228 marya@santa-fe-group.com 2016 Shared Assessments-Protiviti Benchmark Study Demonstrating the Increased Maturity of Third Party Risk Management Programs Santa Fe, NM – December 20, 2016 – The member-driven Shared Assessments Program and Protiviti, Inc., a Shared Assessments member organization, are pleased to announce the release […]

Strengthening Third Party Risk Management with Agnostic Program Tools

Published on December 14, 2016 By | Posted in: Vendor Security, Third Party Risk, Risk Management, Press Release, Newsletter, Risk Assessment, Third Party Risk Management, Vendor Risk Managment, Shared Assessments, Program Tools, Vendor Risk, Blog, Tone at the Top, Standardized Information Gathering (SIG), Agreed Upon Procedures (AUP), Vendor Risk Management Maturity Model (VRMMM)

Third party mishaps resulting in breaches and other newsworthy events continue to drive home the need for improved risk management program capabilities in all verticals. From planning for engagement, through due diligence and vendor selection, contract negotiations, ongoing and continuous monitoring and through termination, the Program Tools helps organizations effectively manage the critical components of […]

What is Your Voice Privacy Debt?

Published on December 1, 2016 By | Posted in: Privacy, Voice

By, Martin Geddes Co-Founder and Executive Director Hypervoice Consortium Co-Written By, Kelly Fitzsimmons Co-Founder and Managing Director Hypervoice Consortium Today, we can talk to a computer just as easily as can type at one. The use of Personal Voice Assistants (PVAs) — such as Siri, Alexa, Cortana — is skyrocketing. According to Google, 20% of […]

Updated for 2017: Tools Specifically Designed to Manage Third Party Risk

Published on November 29, 2016 By | Posted in: News, Vendor Security, Third Party Risk, Risk Management, Press Release, Risk Assessment, 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)

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Marya Roddis Vice President of Communications marya@santa-fe-group.com  505-466-6434 Updated for 2017: Tools Specifically Designed to Manage Third Party Risk Shared Assessments Program Tools Empower Risk Management Confidence Santa Fe, NM — November 29, 2016 — The Shared Assessments Program, the member-driven trusted source in third party risk assurance, announces the release of […]

Demonstrating the Increased Maturity of Third Party Risk Management Programs – 2016 Benchmark Study

Published on November 29, 2016 By | Posted in: Third Party Risk, Risk Management, Newsletter, Board's, Third Party Risk Management, Shared Assessments, Benchmark Study, Benchmark Study, Blog

The Shared Assessments Program and Protiviti, Inc., a Shared Assessments member organization, have completed the 2016 Vendor Risk Management Benchmark Study, the third annual study in this series. This year’s study shows, for the first time, that companies appear to have reached a positive turning point with regard to managing third party risks. Data from […]

Shared Assessments Updated 2017 Program Tools

Published on November 1, 2016 By | Posted in: Third Party Risk, Program Tools, Third Party Risk Management, Vendor Risk Managment, Shared Assessments, Vendor Risk, Blog

Tools That Empower Vendor Management Confidence Shared Assessments responds directly to the dynamic landscape of third party risk management with the annual update of its Program Tools. The Tools serve organizations, regardless of size and industry, helping them navigate the constantly evolving landscape of cyber and other security threats at both the national and international […]

Tone At The Top: Culture Counts — The Wells Fargo Saga

Published on October 31, 2016 By | Posted in: Blog, Huffington Post, Board of Directors, Tone at the Top, Wells Fargo

“Tone at the Top” has become an often-quoted mantra in business circles but it appears to have shed a rather dim light when evidenced by the continuing saga at Wells Fargo. In a nutshell – in case you haven’t followed the recent news reports – the San Francisco-based bank recently fired over five thousand employees […]

Comments Invited on Federal Banking Agency Enhanced Cyber Risk Management Standards

Published on October 19, 2016 By | Posted in: Third Party Risk, Cyber Risk, Third Party Risk Management, OCC, Data, Data Protection

The three federal banking regulatory agencies, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, announced an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) regarding enhanced cyber risk management standards for large and interconnected entities under their supervision, as well as those entities’ service providers. The standards […]

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