The Trusted Source in
Third Party Risk Assurance

  • Creating efficiencies and cost savings to effectively
    manage the vendor risk management lifecycle
  • Tools follow "a trust, but verify" standardized approach,
    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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"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
  • 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

"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
  • 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
"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

Is a New Certification Program the Key to Reducing Third Party Risk?

Published on June 26, 2015 By | Posted in: Certified Third Party Risk Professional (CTPRP) program, Data Breach, Risk, Risk Assessment, Third Party Risk, Third Party Risk Management

Hacker data breaches that exploit vulnerable third party vendors dominate news headlines, boardroom discussions, and C-suite meeting agendas. As a result of the proliferation of

Three Tips for Business Associates Outside the Healthcare Industry

Published on June 23, 2015 By | Posted in: Business Associate, Healthcare, HIPAA

Some business associates (BAs) have been around a long time serving all or mostly healthcare clients. For those companies, the ins and outs of the

Containing Cybersecurity Costs

Published on June 16, 2015 By | Posted in: Cybersecurity, Program Tools, Shared Assessments

Looking for advice about how to contain cybersecurity costs? The Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute named the Shared Assessments Program Tools as a solution. Read

Recently Released: Law Firm Briefing Paper

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 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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Recently Released: 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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The 2014 Vendor Risk Management Benchmark Study by Shared Assessments

report-thumb-150The 2014 Vendor Risk Management Benchmark Study by Shared Assessments in collaboration with global consulting firm Protiviti examines the maturity of organizations' current vendor risk management programs.

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2015 Program Tools

2015 Shared Assessments Program Tools

Our 2015 Shared Assessment Program Tools Deliver Comprehensive Assessment of
IT, Privacy and Data Security Controls to Manage Threats

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