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Privva Ascent Maturity Model (PAMM) Based On Shared Assessments’ Vendor Risk Management Maturity Model (VRMMM)

ARLINGTON, August 25, 2020 –Privva, the leading third-party risk management platform, and the Shared Assessments Program, authorities in risk management announced today the launch of the Privva Ascent Maturity Model (PAMM), an industry leading solution allowing organizations to evaluate the maturity level of their TPRM program.


The PAMM is based on the Shared Assessments’ Vendor Risk Management Maturity Model (VRMMM), a risk management standard used by thousands of organizations to evaluate their program against a comprehensive set of best practice and industry benchmarks. Privva brings a cloud-based format to this essential benchmarking, allowing organizations to set goals and meet the standards set by Shared Assessments.


Privva and Shared Assessments will offer the Privva Ascent Maturity Model along with the Shared Assessments Benchmark Study, Framework (typically only available to members), and best practices tools. Details are available at


Privva and Shared Assessments have also partnered on delivering a series of workshops guiding third party risk practitioners on the best ways to implement maturity and benchmark modeling into TPRM programs.


“Third-party risk management is a top of mind priority today especially when organizations are shifting to a distributed workforce, regulatory frameworks are tightening controls, and threat actors operate with alarming sophistication, understanding how your vendor risk program compares to evolving industry best practices has never been more important,” said Ishan Girdhar, CEO of Privva. “The launch of Privva Ascent is aimed to help organizations get educated on best practices and provide insights to build a mature program.


About the Shared Assessments Program

As the only organization that has uniquely positioned and developed standardized resources to bring efficiencies to the market for more than a decade, the Shared Assessments Program has become the trusted source in third party risk assurance. Shared Assessments offers opportunities for members to address global risk management challenges through committees, awareness groups, interest groups and special projects.

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