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The Shared Assessments Program 2017 Strategic Risk Management Initiative

Published on April 11, 2017 By | Posted in: Best Practices, Board's, Business Resiliency, Certified Third Party Risk Professional (CTPRP) program, Cybersecurity, Education, Framework, Outsourcing, Risk, Risk Management, Security, Third Party Risk, Third Party Risk Management, Vendor Risk Managment

The Shared Assessments Program is the only organization that has uniquely positioned and developed standardized resources for managing the complete third party relationship lifecycle. Such standardization is critical to the advancement of effective, secure third party controls and risk management in an otherwise fractured market. As part of our 2017 initiative, we’re formalizing the Shared […]

Setting Expectations for Your Third Parties

Published on March 14, 2017 By | Posted in: Best Practices, Business Resiliency, Education, Newsletter, Outsourcing, Risk, Risk Management, Security, Third Party Risk, Third Party Risk Management, Vendor Risk Managment

Risk Rating During On-Boarding Including third party risk rating as a strategic part of a robust risk management program provides the opportunity for early identification of the wide range of issues that ripple through both regulated and unregulated industries wherever outsourcing is present. Scoring third parties consistently was ranked as the most challenging issue in […]

Employing Lines of Defense – Risk Management That’s Not Just for Banks

Published on February 23, 2017 By | Posted in: Best Practices, Business Resiliency, Education, Framework, Newsletter, Outsourcing, Risk, Risk Management, Third Party Risk Management, Vendor Risk Managment

Key Best Practices Messages Robust risk governance principles are espoused in guidelines worldwide for Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) from organizations that vary from oversight agencies to industry support groups. Just for example, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Financial Stability Board (FSB), Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), the Basel Committee […]

Halloween Happenings – What’s Scaring Your Risk, Privacy & Security Professionals?

Published on October 31, 2016 By | Posted in: Fraud, Privacy, Risk, Security

Hacking and data breaches have continued to dominate media headlines, putting a stronger emphasis on Cyber Security. However, there are other emerging terms that are creating goosebumps, scary dreams, and keeping compliance professional up at night. This past week, over 400 attendees at the 14th annual Executive Women’s Forum, conference with a theme focused on […]

OCC Statement Release

Published on July 15, 2016 By | Posted in: Blog, OCC, Risk, Risk Management

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s Office of Enterprise Risk Management released its statement this week on its National Risk Committee’s Semiannual Risk Perspective for Spring 2016. The report examines risks facing national banks and federal savings associations and highlights the fact that strategic, credit, operational, and compliance risks remain top concerns. The […]

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

Published on March 29, 2016 By | Posted in: Blog, Board of Directors, Newsletter, 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 financial, reputational, legal and regulatory consequences that, in part, arise from insufficient Board and C-Suite engagement […]

FINRA Recently Announced Their 2016 Regulatory & Examination Priorities

Published on January 12, 2016 By | Posted in: FINRA, Risk

FINRA recently published its 11th annual Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter to highlight both emerging and existing risks that could adversely affect investors and market integrity in 2016, if not properly addressed. They reported that issues that they highlighted in last year remain a concern for them in 2016. To learn more about the publication, […]

Privacy. Security. Risk. 2015: En Garde! The Duels to Protect Customer Information

Published on November 4, 2015 By | Posted in: Blog, Privacy, Risk, Risk Management, Security

By Brad Reimer, Deluxe Corporation Reposted with permission. Originally posted on Deluxe Blog I recently attended the 2015 Privacy. Security. Risk. (P.S.R.) conference presented by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). The keynote speakers offered good reminders about the ongoing duel that privacy and security professionals face in […]

It’s Not Just a Check The Box Exercise: Building a Culture of Compliance

Published on October 13, 2015 By | Posted in: Compliance, Payments, Risk

Last week I outlined ideas on implementing appropriate best practices in structuring effective compliance programs. Leveraging program management disciplines can streamline the logistics of compliance management. However, process alone is not sufficient without the right “tone at the top” to focus an organization’s efforts. Senior leadership within an organization is accountable for managing risk and […]

Business Continuity: What Do Those Words Mean To You?

Published on September 22, 2015 By | Posted in: Business Continuity, Risk, Risk Management

For many businesses, they are nothing more than words. Business Continuity is more than simply having a slightly modified template version of a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) that took a few hours to complete in order to satisfy your Manager or an outside entity. Instead, it is a never-ending process of risk assessments, risk mitigation, […]

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