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Building Your TPRM Program – Part 2: 11 Essential Activities to Implement in your Third Party Risk Management Program

Published on March 6, 2017 By | Posted in: News

This is part two of a two-part series created in response to an increasing number of member requests for foundational concepts that support Boards and executive managers as they work to define, design and implement evidence-based Third Party Risk Management (TRPM) programs. This second part provides starting-point approaches and essential focus areas for an organization […]

Shared Assessments 2016 – Strengthening Best Practices and Building Community

Published on January 17, 2017 By | Posted in: News

Shared Assessments finished the 2016 year with 85 new members, a 25% increase over 2015. We closed out the year with a total of 226 members, showing continuing year-over-year growth in the commitment of organizations to improving third party risk management and advancing best practices worldwide. We’ve come a long way together since Shared Assessments […]

The Dangers of Forgotten Data

Published on December 1, 2015 By | Posted in: Blog, Dark Data, Data, Data Breach, Incident Reponse

Just about every business works with masses of data every day, much of which is used and then filed away and forgotten. Gartner calls this forgotten data “dark data,” and defines it as “information assets organizations collect, process and store during regular business activities, but generally fail to use for other purposes.” Forgotten data poses […]

Are You Effectively Managing Your Compliance Documentation?

Published on November 20, 2015 By | Posted in: News

By Susan Eilefson, Deluxe Corporation Reposted with permission. Originally posted on Deluxe Blogs. As the Compliance Enablement Documentation Specialist in the Business Risk & Compliance Department at Deluxe Corporation, one of my key responsibilities is to ensure that all of our documentation will stand the scrutiny of external auditors. All departmental documentation – written policies, […]

COMPLY-Checking Your Vendors’ Cybersecurity Practices

Published on June 9, 2015 By | Posted in: Cybersecurity, Third Party Risk, Vendor Risk Managment

(Reuters) – A weak link in many financial advisers’ cybersecurity plans is the outside companies that help run their businesses, such as payroll companies and computer-repair firms. Shared Assessments Steering Committee member, Rocco Grillo, Managing Director and Global Leader for Incident Response and Forensic Investigations, Protiviti, recently contributed to the article, COMPLY-Checking Your Vendors’ Cyber-security […]

New Year, New Landscape

Published on May 14, 2015 By | Posted in: News, Newsletter, Shared Assessments Summit, Third Party Risk Management

Shared Assessments gathered another impressive set of risk professionals and regulators at the Eighth Annual Shared Assessments Summit to address this year’s theme, Third Party Risk Assurance: Everything Old is New Again. Third party risk management may not be a new concept, but with emerging regulations, technologies and standards, more organizations are faced with adopting […]

Press Release: Small Business Financial Exchange Builds Evidence-Based Collaborative Vendor Risk Program

Published on May 13, 2015 By | Posted in: News, Press Release

PRESS RELEASE All SBFE Communications: info@sbfe.org For Shared Assessments, contact: Lisa MacKenzie, MacKenzie Marketing Group, 503-225-0725, lisam@mackenzie-marketing.com or Kelly Stremel, kellys@mackenzie-marketing.com Small Business Financial Exchange Builds Evidence-Based Collaborative Vendor Risk Program Protocols Based on Shared Assessments Tools;Results Deliver A Repeatable, Consistent Process For Third Party Vendors SANTA FE, N.M. and CLEVELAND — May 13, 2015 […]

PRESS RELEASE: Updated for 2015: Tools Designed to Manage Third Party Risk

Published on January 20, 2015 By | Posted in: News

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Lisa MacKenzie, MacKenzie Marketing Group, 503-705-3508, lisam@mackenzie-marketing.com or Kelly Stremel, kellys@mackenzie-marketing.com Updated for 2015: Tools Designed to Manage Third Party Risk Shared Assessments Program Tools Empower Vendor Management Confidence Santa Fe, NM — January 14, 2015 — The recent flood of high-profile data breaches and an avalanche of new regulations are in […]

Press Release: Experts Cite Security Gaps in Current Third-Party Risk Management Practices

Published on May 20, 2014 By | Posted in: News

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Lisa MacKenzie, MacKenzie Marketing Group, 503-705-3508, lisam@mackenzie-marketing.com or Kelly Stremel, kellys@mackenzie-marketing.com Experts Cite Security Gaps in Current Third-Party Risk Management Practices Vendors and Service Providers are Top Targets for Data Breach Attacks; Experts Suggest Best Practices to Move from Risk Management to Risk Assurance Santa Fe, NM — May 20, 2014 — […]

Press Release: Survey Reveals Significant Risk Gaps Between Companies and Their Vendors, According to Study From Protiviti and Shared Assessments

Published on May 19, 2014 By | Posted in: News, Press Release

Editor Contact: For Protiviti: Kathy Keller (650) 234-6252 kathy.keller@protiviti.com For Shared Assessments: Lisa MacKenzie, MacKenzie Marketing Group 503-705-3508, lisam@mackenzie-marketing.com or Kelly Stremel, kellys@mackenzie-marketing.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Survey Reveals Significant Risk Gaps between Companies and Their Vendors, According to Study from Protiviti and Shared Assessments Shared Assessments and Protiviti benchmark current industry practices and find serious […]

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