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Shared Assessments Program Addresses Recommendations of Russian Hack Report for Improved Security

Published on January 13, 2017 By | Posted in: Advanced Persistent Threats, Cyber Attacks, Cyber Crime, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Program Tools, Security, Third Party Risk Management

The Threat Horizon The December 29th joint analysis report (JAR) GRIZZLY STEPPE – Russian Malicious Cyber Activity, contains specific indicators of cyberattacks and steps organizations can take to mitigate the “the tools and infrastructure used by the Russian civilian and military intelligence Services (RIS) to compromise and exploit networks and endpoints associated with the U.S. […]

Shared Assessments Updated 2017 Program Tools

Published on November 1, 2016 By | Posted in: Blog, Program Tools, Shared Assessments, Third Party Risk, Third Party Risk Management, Vendor Risk, Vendor Risk Managment

Tools That Empower Vendor Management Confidence Shared Assessments responds directly to the dynamic landscape of third party risk management with the annual update of its Program Tools. The Tools serve organizations, regardless of size and industry, helping them navigate the constantly evolving landscape of cyber and other security threats at both the national and international […]

Press Release: Many Companies’ Vendor Risk Management Programs Still Need Improvement, According to New Study from Protiviti and Shared Assessments

Published on July 8, 2015 By | Posted in: News, Press Release, Program Tools, Program Tools, Shared Assessments, Third Party Risk, Third Party Risk Management, Vendor Risk Managment

Editor Contacts: For Protiviti: Kathy Keller (650) 234-6252 For Shared Assessments Program: Sarah Perry, The Santa Fe Group, 602-441-1769, or Lisa MacKenzie, MacKenzie Marketing Group (503) 705-3508, or Kelly Stremel, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Many Companies’ Vendor Risk Management Programs Still Need Improvement, According to New Study from Protiviti and Shared Assessments […]

Using Peer Collaboration to Manage Supply Chain Risk

Published on May 29, 2015 By | Posted in: Collaborative Onsite Assessment, Program Tools, Risk, Risk Management, Supply Chain

Today’s companies are outsourcing more critical functions as part of their business operations in today’s complex environment. Every member of the supply chain must be evaluated to ensure they are properly protecting systems and data. With hackers specifically targeting third parties as a way to get to outsourcers’ data, this further emphasizes the need for […]

In 2015, Don’t Just Make New Year Resolutions Regarding Third Party Risk, Keep Them!

Published on January 29, 2015 By | Posted in: Certified Third Party Risk Professional (CTPRP) program, Newsletter, Program Tools, Third Party Risk Management

Start 2015 on the right foot including your third party risk management program. Here are some suggested “New Year’s Resolutions” to incorporate into your strategic and tactical plans for the coming year: Resolution #1: I will incorporate the new SIG 2015 into my third party program. The new Standardized Information Gathering (SIG) questionnaire, has been […]

Updated Shared Assessments Program Tools Are Powerful Weapons Against Third-Party Risk in 2015

Published on January 22, 2015 By | Posted in: Program Tools, Third Party Risk Management

The industry is in a state of high alert concerning third party risk in 2015. In fact, Booz Allen Hamilton moved third party risk to the top of the list of cyber security trends for financial services to “guard against” this coming year. also cited third party breaches as one of the six biggest […]

Shared Assessments in 2014: A Good Year with So Much Ahead

Published on December 18, 2014 By | Posted in: Benchmark Study, Certified Third Party Risk Professional (CTPRP) program, Collaborative Onsite Assessment, Newsletter, Program Tools, Regulations, Shared Assessments Summit, Standards

It has been an exciting time to participate in the Shared Assessments Program. Looking back at 2014, it has been a good, active year, with the rollout of our Certified Third Party Risk Professional (CTPRP) certification, our kick-off of the annual Vendor Risk Management Benchmark Study, the successful facilitation of financial services collaborative onsite assessments, […]

SIG 2014 And Software Security

Published on March 10, 2014 By | Posted in: Program Tools, Software Security

Ok, so you did everything right… you sent your vendor a Standard Information Gathering (SIG) scoped based on data and service type, you analyzed the responses, decided to perform an on-site assessment using the Agreed Upon Procedure (AUP), and helped identify security gaps that needed to be addressed. Everything seemed to be aligned with your […]

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