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Preview: 2018 Shared Assessments Program Tools

As we are nearing the end of 2017, we are looking forward to the release of the 2018 Program Tools in January… Read More

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Risk Rating Third Parties: Optimizing Risk Management Outcomes

Risk rating of third party providers is an essential aspect of a comprehensive risk management program. … Read More

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Certified Third Party Risk Professional

Certify your third party risk expertise. Classes and exams now available online and in person.

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Why are we the trusted source in third party risk?


Shared Assessments provides the best practices, solutions and tools for third party risk management with the mission of creating an environment of assurance for outsourcers and their vendors. With over a decade of experience in third party risk, Shared Assessments is unique in that it is member-driven. Our membership has its foundation in the regulatory and compliance-driven big banks, but has grown to include organizations in a breadth of industries in search of good third party risk management as a standard operating practice. Our membership, along with internal third party risk experts, develop standardized resources for managing the complete third party relationship lifecycle. Standardization is critical to the advancement of effective, secure third party controls and risk management in an otherwise fractured market. As a part of elevating standardization, the Shared Assessments Program has created a suite of third party risk management tools to create efficiencies and lower costs for all participants, keep current with regulations and apply industry standards and guidelines to the threat environment as it evolves.
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The Tools

  • The Standardized Information Gathering (SIG) questionnaire collects the information necessary to conduct an initial assessment of a service provider’s controls.
  • The Standardized Control Assessment (SCA) procedures verifies a service provider’s answers to the SIG with onsite and other validation assessments.
  • The Vendor Risk Management Maturity Model (VRMMM) is a free tool to benchmark third party risk management programs.

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