Vendor Exit Strategies

Wrestling with Vendor & Incident Response Management

May 18, 2016 | Business Continuity, Corporate Culture, Incident Reponse, Risk Management, Shared Assessments, Shared Assessments Summit, Third Party Risk, Third Party Risk Management, Tone at the Top

I’m sitting in the bleachers watching my sophomore son wrestle in an all-day varsity tournament. As the bodies tangle, each wrestler is looking to expose and act on their opponent’s vulnerability. As I thought about strategy I realized this process is similar to managing vendor risk. This we ....

inflation risk

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 ....

IT Governance and Risk Management

It Takes In-Tune Tone at the Top to Shape an Effective Risk Management Culture

by Sabine Zimmer | March 29, 2016 | Board of Directors, Corporate Culture, Risk, Risk Management, Tone at the Top

Good risk management is heavily process-dependent and without risk-focused leadership that enables effective structure and process security and operational risk activities may remain suboptimal. Shared Assessments developed In-Tune Tone at the Top in direct response to the increasingly disturbing fi ....

4 Ways C Suite Can Prevent Ransomware

Tone at the Top: Risk Governance Convergence in the C-Suite

February 19, 2016 | Corporate Culture, Risk Compliance, Tone at the Top

Last week I had the opportunity to present at the 2016 Deluxe Exchange Client conference on the convergence of Risk & Governance today at Board and Executive levels of organizations. The theme focused on how critical the “Tone at the Top” has become in enabling a more strategic conversation on r ....

Mother Nature

The Seemingly Illusive Nature of Tone at the Top

October 28, 2015 | Corporate Culture, Tone at the Top

Think Tone at the Top doesn’t matter? A front page headline in the Friday, September 25th New York Times Business Day section, commenting on Volkswagen’s use of sophisticated software to circumvent omissions standards, read “Problems at VW Start at the Boardroom” and continued “The governa ....


Dear Member of the Board

February 24, 2015 | Corporate Culture, Tone at the Top, Vendor Risk Management, Vendor Security

Whether you’re a board member of a retailer like Starbucks or sitting on a large financial services board like JPMorgan Chase, I’ll bet you’re pleased at this point that you said no to SONY board membership. Though Enron is now nearly 13 years behind us, you may recall the U.S. Senate subcomm ....

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