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

Membership & Tools

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Become a member of the Shared Assessments Program

"Implemented correctly, the Shared Assessments Program serves two critical purposes: satisfying requisite regulatory requirements, and, honoring one's fiduciary responsibility to maximize the overall cost efficiency of their third-party vendor risk management program."
— Ken Peterson, President and CEO, Churchill & Harriman, Inc., Shared Assessments Program Advisory Board Member
  • 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

Joint Advisory Bulletin: Mobile Payment System Vulnerability

Published on September 30, 2015 By | Posted in: Mobile, PCI, Secret Service

Earlier this month, the U.S Secret Service, in collaboration with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council, released a Joint Advisory Bulletin: Mobile Payment

How Moral Reasoning in Business Can Provide You with the Best Course of Action – Part 2

Published on September 28, 2015 By | Posted in: Huffington Post

In my previous blog, we discussed how replacing words like “think” and “feel” with “believe” while posing questions to your staff can provide better insight

Current State of International Standards and Global Harmonization Efforts Regarding Cybersecurity

Published on September 23, 2015 By | Posted in: Cybersecurity, International Standards, ISO, Newsletter, Standards

Understanding the New Rules of the Game During the past decade, ISO has published many management system standards for topics ranging from quality and environment

2015 Shared Assessments 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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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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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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Save the Date: 2016 Shared Assessments Summit

Mark Your Calendar
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

Registration will open soon.

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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