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  • Creating efficiencies and cost savings to effectively
    manage the vendor risk management lifecycle
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    adopted globally across a broad range of industries
  • Kept current with regulations, industry standards
    and guidelines, and the current threat environment
  • Education, resources and tools for outsourcers,
    service providers, assessment firms and solution providers

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"Integrating the full range of Shared Assessments content into our GRC platform gives our customers streamlined vendor management tools, empowering them to better manage the governance, risk and compliance issues surrounding their third-party relationships."
— Chris Caldwell, CEO, LockPath
  • Participate in a global community of information security, privacy, and third party risk management leaders
  • Gain access to members-only resources and the Shared Assessments Program Tools, including the SIG and AUP
  • Develop and demonstrate knowledge with industry peers on challenging issues in information and data security, privacy and business continuity
  • Gain opportunities to build, shape and refine vendor risk management tools and best practices
  • Network with information security officers, privacy officers, and other subject matter experts

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The world’s most comprehensive third party risk management tools

"Early Warning adheres to a security program ensures we protect all of our customers’ data, including Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Through active participation and membership in the Shared Assessments program, we leverage the Program’s tools and resources to make our customer audits as efficient as possible."
— Glen Sgambati, CISM, CIPP, CRISC, CTP
Chief Risk and Security Officer
Early Warning
  • Obtain efficiencies and cost savings by using just one document to establish and define your risk control environment
  • Reduce FTE costs by using one document to satisfy multiple client requests, rather than responding to multiple proprietary questionnaires
  • Used globally by financial institutions, healthcare organizations, energy/utility, retailers, telecommunications and others
  • Shared Assessments Program Tools kept current with regulatory and industry standards
"Shared Assessments Program tools allow enterprise organizations to evaluate and measure the level of IT risk across their vendors in an quantifiable, objective and repeatable process."
— Niall Browne, CSO and VP of Security, Workday

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.

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

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

Newly Released 2016 Program Tools

Our 2016 Shared Assessment Program Tools deliver comprehensive assessment of IT, privacy and data security controls to manage threats.

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Incident Response Briefing Paper

IRBP ImageThe Shared Assessments Program is pleased to announce our briefing paper, Building Best Practices for Effective Monitoring of a Third Party’s Incident Event Management Program.

To help organizations be better prepared against increasingly inevitable incidents, the Shared Assessments Program SIG Committee has released Building Best Practices for Effective Monitoring of a Third Party’s Incident Event Management Program. The paper outlines a newly developed best practices model of incident event management program creation.

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2015 Shared Assessments Benchmark Study

Cover-2015-Benchmark-Study The 2015 Vendor Risk Management Benchmark Study by Shared Assessments in collaboration with global consulting firm Protiviti examines the maturity of vendor risk management.

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Collaborative Onsite Assessments Case Study

COA CoverThe 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 independent assessment firm, leveraging the Shared Assessments Agreed Upon Procedures (AUP), the standardized testing procedures of the Shared Assessments Program, as a common onsite assessment vehicle. The case study outlines the methodology used and the results of this first pilot.

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Law Firm Briefing Paper

The Shared Assessments LFBP Image Program is pleased to 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 increasingly stringent third party risk assessment requirements; and solution-building efforts to establish robust industry-wide program recommendations regarding management of IT security, data, resiliency, and privacy risk.

As the trusted source in third party risk management, the Shared Assessments membership works collaboratively to develop improvements to third party risk processes and methodologies and create efficiencies.

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Registration Now Open: 2016 Shared Assessments Summit

Early Bird Discounts Available
Use code EARLYBIRD10 (all caps) now through January 31.
2016 Shared Assessments Summit
May 16-20, 2016

Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace
Baltimore, MD

May 16:
SIG & AUP Beginner Pre-Conference Workshop(s)
May 17:
Pre-Conference Workshop(s)
May 18:
Shared Assessments Summit (full day session)
May 19
Shared Assessments Summit (full day session)
May 20
CTPRP Certification Workshop & Exam

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