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Protecting Your Digital Supply Chain - Three Tips

by Nasser Fattah | July 21, 2021 | Cybersecurity

In his 2001 book From Analogue to Digital Supply Chains Tony Hines coined the term “digital supply chain” to explain the electronic distribution of goods or services that had previously been supplied in physical form.  The digital delivery of media including movies (Netflix), books (Kindles), a ....

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Ransomware and TPRM: Steps You Can Take Now

by Sabine Zimmer | July 13, 2021 | Cyberattacks, Cybersecurity, Data & Cybersecurity

Ransomware attacks are dominating headlines. Solar Winds, JBS, Colonial Pipeline, and Kaseya VSA are household names not because of the products or services these organizations offer, but because of notorious cyberattacks against these organizations. Publicity aside, the $20 billion sum the world sp ....

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Collected Thoughts On The Kaseya VSA Attack

by Tom Garrubba | July 8, 2021 | Cyberattacks, Data & Cybersecurity

Just before the Fourth of July weekend, Kaseya, an IT solutions developer for managed service providers (MSPs) and enterprise clients, fell prey to a cyberattack waged by REvil, a Russia-based private ransomware-as-​a-service (RaaS) provider. CBS has called this the single biggest global ransomwar ....


New to the Shared Assessments Team

by Sabine Zimmer | July 8, 2021 | Shared Assessments

Shared Assessments is growing and we are excited to welcome new compliments to our team.  We have different backgrounds but share a purpose in our work as we strive to build a trusted risk community through the power of many. We share purpose in our personal lives as well – you will notice a comm ....


Strategies for Building Resilience

by John Bree, Bob Jones, Kaelyn Lewis, Gary Roboff | July 1, 2021 | Business Continuity, Business Resiliency

Resilience is a watchword for every risk management team and every governing board. Resilience represents the ability of entities to avoid, prevent, adapt, respond to, recover from, and learn from operational disruptions.[i] While ensuring business continuity is a key aspect of business resilience, ....


5 Resilience Misperceptions that the Pandemic Dispelled

by Eric Krell | June 28, 2021 | Business Continuity, Business Resiliency

When discerning what the pandemic taught us about business resilience, the lessons contain good news and bad news. On a positive note, we learned that effective business resilience, much like psychological resilience, is the result of “ordinary magic.” Organizations that demonstrated the grea ....


Preventing Ransomware Attacks - 4 Steps

by Charlie Miller, Tom Garrubba | June 24, 2021 | Data & Cybersecurity

Shared Assessments' Vice President Tom Garrubba and Senior Advisor Charlie Miller have been digging deep into ransomware risk trends. This pair hosted a webinar detailing trends and strategies for dealing with these devastating attacks on your organization, suppliers and vendors. Garrubba and Mil ....

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Ransomware Risk Trends

by Charlie Miller, Tom Garrubba | June 24, 2021 | Data & Cybersecurity

Shared Assessments' Vice President Tom Garrubba and Senior Advisor Charlie Miller have been reflecting on recent ransomware risk trends. As of late, Garrubba and Miller have observed increased occurrences of data exfiltration and ransomware-as-a-service attacks. In the aftermath, trends in ransomwar ....

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3 Business Resilience Trends and their TPRM Implications

by Eric Krell | June 20, 2021 | Business Continuity, Business Resiliency, Pandemic Planning

Click through articles on business resilience and you’ll find more Three Little Pigs analogies than you can shake a straw, stick or brick at. The comparison makes sense from a strategic perspective: the more expertise, money and care an organization invests in building a sound risk management stru ....

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Identify Fleeceware Apps and Avoid at all (Hidden) Costs

by Sabine Zimmer | June 9, 2021 | Third Party Risk Management

North Face or Patagonia - what’s your fleecewear preference?  You can’t go wrong with either  - they are both cozy. Fleeceware, on the other hand, is something to avoid snuggling up to at all (hidden) costs.   Sophos, the security firm that invented the term fleeceware and brought t ....

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