October 2016 Newsletter
This Month's Focus: 
Achieving a Robust Third Party Risk Program 
A Wave is building in Support of Certified Training for Risk Professionals
The Shared Assessments member survey identified a growing mandate within organizations to require certification for their third party risk professionals. Another market trend driving certification is the increased focus internationally on third party risk and the market demand for the specialized skill set that a robust risk management program requires, both in the trenches and at the C-Suite and Board levels. Certified training is of benefit not only to the organization. It also provides a leg up for professionals who can use their certifications as a means of highlighting and verifying their experience as they gain momentum along their career path.

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Hear from Shared Assessments staff or members at these upcoming events:
Charlie Miller, Senior Vice President, The Santa Fe Group, Shared Assessments Program and Christopher Campbell, Member Relations Associate, The Santa Fe Group, Shared Assessments Program
  • November 2-3  Marcus Evans 4th Edition: Third Party Risk Management for Financial Institutions 
     New York, NY   Learn more
Tom Garrubba, Senior Director, The Santa Fe Group, Shared Assessments Program 
  • November 7-8  
    MetricStream GRC Summit 2016
    London, UK  Learn more
Members Only
To highlight your upcoming events, send the details to Kelly Wagner, Senior Project and Meetings Manager. 

Shared Assessments recently announced the associate CTPRP designation.  The designation is available to those individuals who attend and pass the CTPRP Workshop and examination, but do not yet hold the minimum of five (5) years of risk management professional experience required for the CTPRP certification.

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For additional information, contact Katherine Kneeland, Senior Project Manager
2017 Shared Assessments Summit

Join us for the 2017 Shared Assessments Summit
Ritz Carlton Pentagon City - Arlington, VA

Schedule of Events
June 26: SIG and AUP Workshops
June 27: TBD Pre-Conference Workshops
June 28: Shared Assessments Summit (full day session)
June 29: Shared Assessments Summit (full day session)
June 30: CTPRP Workshop and Exam

More information, including  Early Bird discounts and sponsorship opportunities, will be provided in the near future. 

2018 Shared Assessments Summit
April 9 - 13, 2018
Ritz Carlton Pentagon City - Arlington, VA

The lack of appropriate training for security professionals is evident globally.
  • Just 7% of organizations surveyed report having a cybersecurity expert on their executive team and just 29% reported having a cybersecurity expert in their IT department (Spiceworks, 2016).
  • Nearly 65% of all entry-level cybersecurity applicants lacked the requisite skills for the position for which they were applying (ISACA and RSA Conference Survey, 2016).
  • While 97% of company's report delivering security training at least once a year, 43% of those say they waited until after a public breach to step up their security training (Cisco, 2016).
By Marya Roddis,
Vice President of Communications,  The Santa Fe Group, Shared Assessments Program

The intricate third party risk management (TPRM) lifecycle requires coordinated and well-integrated knowledge from the Board and C-Suite through management and general staff, and extends throughout the relationship with third and fourth parties. 
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Building Best Practices in Third Party Risk Management: Involving Procurement White Paper

Establishing a strong standard for risk management means including all stakeholders before a third party is brought on board. 

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System recently announced the publication of the G-7 Fundamental Elements of Cybersecurity for the Financial Sector. 

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