Papers and Studies

Stay on top of the latest in Third-Party Risk Management (TPRM) with Shared Assessments’ papers and studies. Learn industry trends and take away best practices to improve your approach. Read on and rock on, risk management!

Building Best Practices in Third Party Risk Management: Involving Procurement Paper

Establishing a strong standard for risk management means including all stakeholders before a third party is brought on board.  The paper focuses on ways to effectively integrate Procurement into the third party oversight function.

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Tone at the Top Paper

DID YOU KNOW? Consensus is quickly growing that an effective risk culture cannot be developed without a “Tone at the Top” that demonstrates, beyond doubt, that the Board and C-Suite are active in building and maintaining an effective enterprise risk management culture and program, inclusive of third party risk issues. The right Tone at the […]

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Financial Services Industry Call to Action

The increased connectivity and complexity of critical infrastructure systems both nationally and globally puts economic and public security squarely at the forefront of risk management in every sector and industry vertical. A proactive stance is clearly required to establish best practices for more mature risk management programs industry-wide. The financial services industry is in position […]

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Continuous Monitoring of Third Party Vendors: Building Best Practices

Moving the Needle on Longitudinal Tracking for More Effective Processes Continuous monitoring, a subset of ongoing monitoring, moves the risk posture of systems to a level that allows tracking over time, often in real-time, to raise awareness of changing vulnerabilities and processes for more effective decision-making and achieve discernable gains in risk management.

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Onsite Assessments Best Practices Paper

A Shared Assessments awareness committee was established to create a best practice assessment and scoping guideline practical for all outsourcing organizations, onsite assessment teams, managers and service providers, regardless of industry or assessment scope. The guideline will work in concert with existing onsite assessment tools and processes. It provides a clear, consistent methodology to keep […]

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2016 Tone at the Top and Third Party Risk Survey

Tone at the Top and Third Party Risk examines the role of executives in third party risk management in a broad range of industries and the effect of tone at the top on minimizing business risks within organizations. This study is sponsored by Shared Assessments and conducted by the Ponemon Institute.

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Collaborative Onsite Assessments Case Study

The Shared Assessments Program is pleased to present a case study based on our first in a series of pilots for our Collaborative Onsite Assessment program. The goal of this pilot program is to create the opportunity for multiple industry outsourcers to perform a collaborative onsite assessment of a single service provider, performed by an […]

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Incident Response Briefing Paper

To help organizations be better prepared against increasingly inevitable incidents, the Shared Assessments Program SIG Committee has released Building Best Practices for Effective Monitoring of a Third Party’s Incident Event Management Program. The paper outlines a newly developed best practices model of incident event management program creation.

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Update to Shared Assessments 2015 Vendor Risk Management Benchmark Study

Protiviti and the Shared Assessments Program have worked to refine the 2015 Vendor Risk Management Benchmark Study results, including running additional analyses to highlight areas where a substantial number of respondents reported they do not have any process in place to support significant Vendor Risk Component activities. Those revisions and additional insights are included in […]

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