Statement On Racial Inequality And Injustice

by Sabine Zimmer | June 19, 2020 |

The death of George Floyd is a tipping point that all the world witnessed and they are moving to act. Words are not enough. We all need to take action in whatever ways we can – from speaking out when we see some injustice, to donating to social justice groups, to making sure everyone has the abili ....


Cloudy With A High Chance Of Environmental Risk

by Sabine Zimmer | April 13, 2020 |

Third Party Environmental Risks are here to stay.  With a busy hurricane season threatening to compound pandemic-related business challenges, environmental risk management is all the more important.  This blogpost is about what Shared Assessments is doing to address changing environme ....


2020 Perspectives: Change, Fortune and Frame(works)

by Sabine Zimmer | February 24, 2020 | Standardized Control Assessment (SCA),

In 1964, the average tenure of companies on the S&P 500 was 33 years. In 2016, that average tenure decreased to 24 years. By 2027, according to the consulting firm Innosight, companies will remain on the S&P 500 for an average of only 12 years. This “corporate longevity” research frames ....

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Cyber Insurers Enter the Ratings Game

by Sabine Zimmer | February 24, 2020 |

The recent surge in ransomware attacks on U.S. cities and companies has data security and privacy professionals as well as third party information security leaders scrambling for better defenses and responses. This need is focusing more attention on cybersecurity insurance policies, which are design ....


2020 Perspectives on Regulatory Trends and Tools: TPRM to the Nth Degree

by Sabine Zimmer | February 18, 2020 |

When someone who has operated across multiple risk and regulatory realms for three decades notes that companies and their vendors have been thrust into a new era of data privacy, it’s worth bearing in mind.   The Santa Fe Group Senior Vice President and CSO Brad Keller’s assertion gets mo ....

Mapping: Connecting the Dots in Third Party Risk

by Sabine Zimmer | August 7, 2019 |

The world of third party risk (TPR) is a big place. It encompasses numerous industries, is governed by a variety of laws and regulations, and reaches around the globe.  Given this substantial diversity in the TPR ecosystem, establishing standards that appeal to the many needs and interests may be a ....

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