Become a Shared Assessments Program Member

Join your peers to identify, discuss and address the issues you (and your management) feel are top priorities for resolution. Participate in a global community of risk management professionals and help create the world’s most comprehensive standards for evaluating vendor risk.

"The Shared Assessments Program’s rigorous standards are equal to or better than all other standards. We are very satisfied with the acceptance by our clients."
— Timothy J. O’Brien, Senior Vice President, Yodlee

About Shared Assessments Program Membership

Shared Assessments members are national and international organizations of all sizes that understand the importance of comprehensive standards for managing third party risk. They include financial institutions, healthcare organizations, energy/utility, retailers and telecommunications companies. They are service providers of all sizes, consulting companies, and assessment firms. They are the best in their class, members of a global community of vendor risk management professionals who understand the value of implementing efficient and effective industry-standard practices.

Already purchased the Shared Assessments Tools?

Become a Shared Assessments Program member at a reduced rate! Reduce your annual membership cost by the total amount of your Shared Assessments Program Tool purchase, if done so within 6 months of your Program Tool purchase. Use the form on the right side of this page to contact us for additional details.

As a Shared Assessments Program member, your company gains opportunities to deepen its risk management expertise. Members gain access to members-only meetings, events and teleconferences and earn CPE credits. Cross-industry working groups discuss the regulatory climate, including SOX, FFIEC, ISO 27001 & 27002:2013, OCC-2013-29, GLBA, NYSE, HIPAA/HITECH and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

Members with special expertise may contribute legal, compliance, privacy, procurement or other expertise to the Shared Assessments standard.

Benefits of Membership

As participants in a global community of leaders from information security, privacy, business continuity, compliance, enterprise risk management and corporate governance, members gain opportunities for collaboration, brand visibility and professional development. Shared Assessments Program members receive many important benefits.

Risk Management Expertise
By working with other risk professionals you have the opportunity to increase the breadth and depth of your risk management expertise. Shared Assessments members have numerous opportunities to spend time with their peers developing best practices to address the most meaningful issues of the day including:

  • Further development of Shared Assessments vendor risk evaluation standards. By working on one of the Program’s Standing Committees (SIG, AUP or VRMMM) members have the opportunity to continue to refine the Program’s Tools. New risk control areas are added, and existing risk areas are enhanced, based on the issues members encounter every day. Recently added risk areas include: cloud security, mobile devices, fourth party risk and software security. This member input is what keeps the Shared Assessments Program Tools on the leading edge of third party risk assurance issues.
  • Participate in Special Projects and Interest Groups. Join your peers to identify, discuss and address the issues you (and your management) feel are top priorities for resolution. Projects and interest groups are defined by the members to ensure that the most relevant topics are being addressed. Topics currently under consideration range from addressing the operational risks presented by the CFPB, to the international issues of data breach legislation in the EU. More detailed information on committees, special projects and interest groups can be found on the Member Projects page.
  • Participants in Shared Assessments committees, projects and special interest groups earn CPE credits while demonstrating risk management and compliance leadership.
  • Presenting at Shared Assessments events.
  • Presenting with your peers at other events. Shared Assessments is regularly asked to provide risk experts to speak at other conferences and events.
  • Author/co-author papers for publication. In addition to speaking, Shared Assessments is often asked to contribute to and develop papers on current risk issues by industry publications.
  • Become a guest blogger on the Shared Assessments website. Share your (and your company’s) expertise in risk management by addressing current topics and issues on the Shared Assessments blog “Authorities on Assurance”.

Networking
As part of the community Shared Assessments members you have the opportunity to:

  • Join the monthly Member Forum and other special interest calls. Listen to key industry and regulatory thought leaders presenting on the latest developments in vendor risk management and regulatory compliance. Ask questions and interact with your peers to gain further insight into current events and issues.
  • Attend the Shared Assessment Summit, an annual two day in-person forum providing expertise on the outsourcing landscape, regulator insights, updates on global trends and other vendor risk management topics of interest.
  • Meet our Shared Assessments Partners–both assessment firms and licensees to learn how they use the information contained in the Program’s Tools to develop solutions to further enhance your vendor management processes.
  • Have visibility as a member of a global community of risk management leaders.
  • Have your company name and logo prominently displayed on the Shared Assessments website, in promotional materials and at Shared Assessments events.
  • Obtain member discounts on sponsorships and exhibitorships at the Shared Assessments Summit.
  • Member discounts on sponsorships, exhibitorships and registration for public events presented by The Santa Fe Group.

Resources

  • Access to third party risk management training and education, white papers, project documents and case studies.
  • Access to peer risk management professionals via our Member Directory.
  • Access to all the Shared Assessments Program Tools, which provide a rigorous standard for building and enhancing risk management capabilities.
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