ESG Risk In TPRM - Webinar Summary

by Vivian Nguyen | September 16, 2021 | Corporate Culture, Third Party Risk Management

As third party risk management programs are being tasked to assist their organizations' ESG (environmental, social, and governance) efforts with their most critical suppliers and vendors, TPRM teams have been left scratching their collective heads and asking “what does this mean to me?”  &nb ....

third party risk threats

Top 5 Emerging Third Party Risk Threats

by Sabine Zimmer | September 13, 2021 | Third Party Risk Management

Last week, Tom Garrubba, VP, Shared Assessments and Alastair Parr, SVP of Global Products & Delivery, Prevalent, presented the Top 5 Emerging Third Party Risk Threats. The pair offered an overview of: Effective remote assessment methodologies Proactive event management Supply chain re ....


Shared Assessments SIG: 5 Most Asked Questions (and Answers)

by Eric Krell | September 10, 2021 | Standardized Information Gathering (SIG), Tools & Templates

“Survey says!” Depending on your age and viewing habits, that phrase likely calls to mind Family Feud hosts Richard Dawson, Louie Anderson or Steve Harvey. The legendary game show pits two families against each other in a trivia contest whose correct answers are generated by anonymous surveys ....

Crisis Prepareness

Crisis Preparedness Month: 5 Risk Management Areas to Address

by Kristen Hicks | September 7, 2021 | Business Continuity, Business Resiliency, Incident Reponse, Pandemic Planning, Supply Chain

On a normal day when life is going well, no one wants to think about disasters. Committing time and budget to crisis preparedness can be a hard sell for businesses facing priorities that feel more immediate. Yet investing in preparation in advance is how you keep a crisis from turning into an absolu ....

cybersecurity resources

Cybersecurity Resources: Do Your Part

by Sabine Zimmer | September 2, 2021 | Data & Cybersecurity

With less than one month to go until Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the National Cybersecurity Alliance hosted a conversation between Bryan Smith, Section Chief, Cyber Criminal Section, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Mitchel Chang, SVP of Corporate Social Responsibility and Initiative for Educ ....

Tool Release 2022 Libra

Risk Management Toolkit 2022: Coming Soon

by Sabine Zimmer | September 1, 2021 | Tools & Templates

September brings fall, Mercury in retrograde (whatever that means!) and the arrival of the 2022 Shared Assessments Third Party Risk Management Toolkit. The 2022 Shared Assessments Third Party Risk Toolkit - the industry standard in risk management - is due late September, making this release a Libra ....

T-Mobile hack

Anatomy of an Attack: T-Mobile Hack Takeaways

by Eric Krell | August 25, 2021 | Data & Cybersecurity, Hacking, Identity Protection

As far as digital heists go, last week’s T-Mobile hack was about as complicated as a convenience store smash-and-grab, albeit one that exposed the personal data of 40 million-plus customers. In lieu of any ransom schemes, the stolen records of 30 million of those consumers quickly wound up for sal ....

Cybersecurity vs. Information Security

Cybersecurity vs. Information Security

by Eric Krell | August 16, 2021 | Cybersecurity, Information Security

You like potato and I like potahto You like tomato and I like tomahto Potato, potahto, tomato, tomahto. Let's call the whole thing off... --Ella Fitzgerald, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off (featuring Louis Armstrong)   You say information security, I say cybersecurity.   ....

Mergers and Acquisitions Risk

Mergers and Acquisitions Risk and Cyber Security Points

by Ron Bradley | August 12, 2021 | Third Party Risk Management

With the pandemic causing economic uncertainty, it has been a “head-scratchingly prolific year” for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) (and associated merger and acquisitions risks!). As organizations combine, what factors determine the success of a merger or acquisition?   Ensuring a ....


Request For Comments - Interagency Guidance for Third Party Risk Management

by Gary Roboff | August 4, 2021 | Guidance, Public Policy

Three of the four federal banking regulators have launched an extremely important effort to refresh and harmonize third party risk management guidance for financial institutions in the United States (the comment period closes on September 17th). Shared Assessments plans to respond to the request for ....

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