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Digital Transformation Gives Rise to 3rd Party Vendor Vulnerabilities

3rd party vendor relationships present plenty of opportunities for cybercriminals   Digital transformation is imperative for any business striving to deliver value to customers and remain relevant in fiercely competitive landscapes. Whether moving an existing infrastructure to a cloud platform or incorporating IoT devices and analytics into business models, these technologies enable organisations to increase…

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Shared Assessments launches new CTPRA certification for Third Party Risk Assessors

New Third Party Risk Assessor Certification   The Shared Assessments Program announces an expansion to its certification program to include the new Certified Third Party Risk Assessor (CTPRA) designation. This individual certification validates skills and knowledge within specific IT risk controls that an experienced assessor needs in order to perform a thorough risk assessment of…

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Shared Assessments White Paper: Principles of Third Party Contract Development, Adherence & Management

Shared Assessments has released it’s latest White Paper – Building Best Practices: Third Party Contract Development, Adherence & Management. This paper documents best practices for streamlining Third Party contract development, approval, exceptions and addendums processes, examines the need for actionable contracts and shows how they can be written and managed across the relationship lifecycle from both…

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Turning the Third Party risk tables – from the Assessor to the Assessed!

Article written by Sean O’Brien CTPRP, Director, DVV Solutions A common question I receive from clients as part of Third Party risk management (TPRM) program development is the best way to manage the inbound requests to complete risk assessments from their own clients. My answer is very simple. “Practice what you preach”. Treat client requests…

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4th Party Vendor Breach Strikes Again

4th Party Vendor Breach Strikes Again Security can’t be looked at only inside the firewall; it must be accounted for throughout an organization’s entire business network Last week’s Ticketmaster breach is a classic example of the challenges companies face to effectively manage vendor risk.  Very few companies manage their online ticket sales.  That job is left…

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Mind the (risk intelligence) gap

5 keys to managing Fourth Party cybersecurity risk Author: Sean O’Brien CTPRP, Director, DVV Solutions If GDPR hasn’t raised the stakes and drawn attention to the risks in the data supply chain then maybe nothing will. The mix of media attention, ICO & GDPR guidelines and the messaging produced by GRC solution providers over the…

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What we learnt from CeFPro Vendor & Third Party Risk EMEA 2018

Key take-aways from CeFPro Vendor and Risk EMEA 2018 Sean O’Brien, Managing Director at DVV Solutions offer his thoughts and ideas on the state of Third Party Risk Management in the UK and Europe, and his key take-aways from CeFPro Vendor & Third Party Risk 2018. I was proud to represent DVV Solutions at the…

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Industry Interview – GDPR, Late to the Third Party?

Industry Interview with Sean O’Brien, Managing Director, DVV Solutions    Briefing magazine interviews Sean O’Brien to help information security and procurements executives in the Legal sector better understand the operational impact of GDPR and Third Party data processors in the data supply chain. Sean discusses the key issues surrounding GDPR for the Legal IT sector…

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Briefing Frontiers: Information Security, Privacy & Protection Thurs 5th July 2018

Join Us at Briefing Frontiers DVV Solutions are pleased to announce their sponsorship of a very exciting instalment of Briefing Frontiers on Information Security, Privacy and Protection – taking place in Central London on Thursday 5th July. In this year’s Briefing Legal IT Landscapes report, info-sec technologies has rocketed up respondent’s agendas as a top…

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GDPR Deadline Day – Have you addressed your Third Party Data Processor Risk?

GDPR and Third Party Data Processor Risk   Today sees the biggest change to data protection law in 20 years kick in. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You know the risks. Any breach of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) can result in new penalties of fines of up to 4% of Annual Global Revenue or…

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