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Is Your Third-Party Risk Management Program Ready for What’s Next?

by Sabine Zimmer | April 7, 2020 | Best Practices, Research And Publications

If the people who keep you in business go under, what happens to you?    This is the single most important question that risk management leaders must answer with regard to their third parties and supply chain partners considering today’s COVID-19 pandemic crisis. And yet, only 10% of l ....

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TPRM: An Attractive M&A Due Diligence Ally

by Sabine Zimmer | March 24, 2020 | Best Practices, Research And Publications, Third Party Risk Management, Tools & Templates

Mergers and acquisitions are an increasingly prominent feature of the corporate landscape, ranging from asset purchase, to acquisition, to merger of equals. Problematic transactions that capture press/shareholder attention frequently share a common condition - the failure by the purchaser to detect ....

Shared Assessments Releases New Standards for Performing Standardized Control Assessments

by Sabine Zimmer | May 15, 2018 | Best Practices, Research And Publications

Shared Assessments has released new Standards for Performing a Standardized Control Assessment (SCA).  The Standards were developed during the past year by a task force comprised of Steering Committee members and staff, and were repeatedly vetted with senior practitioners to ensure they were both r ....

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5 Steps to Take Now to Protect Against Emerging IoT Threats

by Sabine Zimmer | August 3, 2017 | Data & Cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT), Ponemon Institute, Research And Publications

Shared Assessment’s just published Ponemon research report The Internet of Things (IoT): A new Era of Third Party Risk provides a great snapshot of current IoT Risk management both within an organization’s four walls and with the third parties that so often support mission critical activities. ....

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Shared Assessments 2016 – Strengthening Best Practices and Building Community

January 17, 2017 | News And Events, Research And Publications, Shared Assessments, Tools & Templates

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. ....

2016 Tone at the Top and Third Party Risk: Upcoming Report from the Ponemon Institute and Shared Assessments

April 27, 2016 | Corporate Culture, Larry Ponemon, Ponemon Institute, Research And Publications, Third Party Risk, Tone at the Top

The Shared Assessments Program sponsored a new study, conducted by the Ponemon Institute, which explores the role of executives in the risk management process in order to determine the role of Tone at the Top in minimizing business risks within organizations. The new report, Tone at the Top and Thir ....