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Posts By: Bob Jones

Setting Expectations for Your Third Parties

Published on March 14, 2017 By | Posted in: Best Practices, Business Resiliency, Education, Newsletter, Outsourcing, Risk, Risk Management, Security, Third Party Risk, Third Party Risk Management, Vendor Risk Managment

Risk Rating During On-Boarding Including third party risk rating as a strategic part of a robust risk management program provides the opportunity for early identification of the wide range of issues that ripple through both regulated and unregulated industries wherever outsourcing is present. Scoring third parties consistently was ranked as the most challenging issue in […]

Whither Bank Regulation: Are We There Yet?

Published on October 14, 2014 By | Posted in: Regulations, Security

The prevailing law addressing bank security is the Bank Protection Act of 1968. In 1978 the operative regulation implementing the Act was Regulation P.

Hands-on Assessment

Published on November 18, 2013 By | Posted in: News, On-site Assessment

In my previous blog, The SIG – The Swiss Army Knife of Risk Assessment, I commented on the versatility of the SIG, the Shared Assessments Program’s Standardized Information Gathering questionnaire. This month I want to discuss its complementary, on-site assessment tool: the Agreed Upon Procedures (AUP). If the SIG is the “trust” component of the […]

The SIG – The Swiss Army Knife of Risk Assessment

Published on September 3, 2013 By | Posted in: On-site Assessment, Outsourcing, Vendor Assessment

In 2005, the Shared Assessments program was born to serve the financial services industry and its major service providers. The intent was to achieve economies of scale by sharing the expense and time in conducting on-site assessments.  A group representing six major banks and the Big Four accounting firms met to draft an on-site assessment […]

What Price Reputation?

Published on July 15, 2013 By | Posted in: Vendor Security

Talk about a teaching moment! The theft of highly classified information from the National Security Agency by Booz Allen Hamilton employee Edward Snowden brings front and center issues that outsourcers and their service providers face every day: Do I have in place policies, procedures, and systems that adequately protect my customers’ information and my organization’s […]

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