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DVV Solutions Achieves First ‘Certified Third Party Risk Assessor’ CTPRA Designation in Europe

CTPRA Accreditation illustrates commitment to delivering world-class TPRM services

CTPRA Certified Third Party Risk Assessor Shared Assessments TPRM accreditation


DVV Solutions, specialists in Third Party Risk Management, are proud to announce Sean O’Brien, Director, DVV Solutions has become the first Certified Third Party Risk Assessor (CTPRA) in Europe after successfully completing Shared Assessments’ newest accreditation course.

The CTPRA course was developed to validate skills and knowledge within specific IT risk controls that an experienced assessor needs in order to perform a thorough risk assessment of a Third Party provider.

Catherine Allen, Chairman & CEO, Santa Fe Group and Shared Assessments Program commented “We are delighted to see the commitment of Shared Assessments Members and Assessment Firms like DVV Solutions to continuous development and accreditation of their Third Party risk assessment skills. We congratulate Sean on joining the first delegation of newly-certified CTRPAs.”

CTPRA designation is for individuals performing assessments, onsite or remote, of Third Parties relative to the risk tolerance of the assessor organisation. CTPRA holders are able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of Third Party risk assessment concepts and principles, including:

• Organisational safety & security, including policy administration, organisational structure & human resource security.
• Physical & environmental security of data environment.
• Network security, including application, server & endpoint management.

“With the first certified CTPRA in Europe, DVV Solutions are showing clear leadership in driving global standards in Third Party risk management practices to an international market.” added Allen.

“Gaining recognition from an international body like Shared Assessments is an important part of providing assurance to our customers of the standards we set ourselves in delivering a world-class managed service. As such, we have already begun the process of adding CTPRA to the entire DVV Solutions team’s portfolio.” explained Sean O’Brien.


About the Shared Assessments Program

As the only organization that has uniquely positioned and developed standardized resources, education, and certifications, 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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About DVV Solutions

Established in 1999, we have become one of the UK’s leading managed service providers in the design, implementation and management of Third Party risk management solutions.

We work with our clients to establish and mature Third Party Risk Management capabilities, achieve regulatory alignment, and provide clear and concise guidance to mitigate and remediate the risks within your extended enterprise.


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