Third Party Vendor Management Audit Program

Large organizations now depend on vendors and service providers to survive. They need those third parties to provide everything from critical components and goods to critical services, such ...
September 9, 2023

What is Vendor Risk Management (VRM)? The Definitive Guide

Vendor risk management (VRM), a part of vendor management, identifies, analyzes, monitors, and mitigates the risks that third-party vendors might pose to your organization. Such risks could ...
September 22, 2022

Important KPIs for Successful Vendor Management

Every risk management program should include risks posed by your vendors. Beware, however: vendor risk management is a complex process unto itself, requiring ongoing monitoring and measureme ...
August 24, 2022

What Does a Compliance Management System Look Like?

Automated tools allow your compliance management system (CMS) to work effectively. That said, a CMS is less technology unto itself and more like a corporate compliance program, where multipl ...
August 15, 2022

Risk Assessment vs Risk Analysis

Although people often use the words "assess" and "analyze" interchangeably, the terms are not synonymous in risk management. Each one has a specific meaning, and the distinction between the ...
April 4, 2022

Follow the Data: 5 Strategies to Managing Third Party Risk

For many organizations, managing third-party risk starts out as a relatively easy proposition because the company doesn't have too many third-party relationships. As those companies mature, ...
March 8, 2022

Cloud Security vs. Traditional Security

Understand the policies and practices that differentiate traditional network security from cloud security, and how to keep your data safe.  For organizations collecting more data every yea ...
June 7, 2021

What is an IT Security Audit?

An IT security audit can often cause stress within a company — but it doesn’t need to.  Security audits are technical reviews of an IT system’s configurations, technologies, infrastr ...
May 26, 2021
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