Whitepapers

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    Top InfoSec Risk Advice from NYU DFS Cybersecurity Experts and More…

    On June 29, 2017, the Risk Assistance Network + Exchange (RANE) and Opus assembled a panel of experts to discuss best practices for managing third-party cybersecurity risk. This whitepaper summarizes their discussion.

    • June 29, 2017
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    Third Party Risk Management for Banks

    While leveraging third parties provides resources and cost savings, it also introduces risks that a bank must manage. This white paper provides an overview of how the Banking Accelerator can effectively manage third party risk and compliance.

    • March 31, 2017
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    The Business Case for Third Party Management

    The risk and costs of managing third parties are escalating dramatically. As this study shows, there are now highly effective ways to reduce third-party risk while controlling the cost of operating a global best-in-class third-party management program...

    • March 31, 2017
    • Whitepaper
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    Third Party InfoSec Risk Assessment and Controls

    Effectively managing information security risk arising from third party relationships is an essential aspect of GRC capability This playbook outlines the steps to take – or plays – and sets up the structure for assignment of the various tasks to those in your organization.

    • March 21, 2017
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    Managing Third Party Risk for OCC Compliance

    On January 24, 2017, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued Bulletin 2017-7 Supplemental Examination Procedures an update to Bulletin 2013-29 on Third Party Relationships. This white paper summarizes the OCC guidance and addresses the implications of new and expanded requirements for vendor management teams, banking executives and board members.

    • March 1, 2017
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    Quickly Assess and Control Third Party Bribery and Corruption Risks

    Companies use third parties to help them vie for market share, strive to remain competitive and seek opportunities in new and challenging geographies. However, cultural norms vary greatly and while bribes and other means of influencing judgement or conduct may be acceptable in some markets, the extraterritorial reach of anti-corruption laws like the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) means companies can be prosecuted for corrupt practices anywhere in the world.

    • March 1, 2017
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    Reducing Contract Risk Today Reduces Corporate Risk Tomorrow

    Organizations increasingly work with third parties worldwide. Unfortunately, resource constraints can often result in a "one size fits all" approach to contracts that may or may not address the specific risks of the relationship. This document offers a new approach to contract risk management that provides a consistent, systematic method of engaging and informing the legal team of risks posed by the third party relationship.

    • June 1, 2016
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    Tracking and Optimizing the Value of Third Party Relationships

    Every third party brings with them an inherent amount of risk that can negatively effect your organization. With thousands of third parties, how can you possibly manage their performance effectively? This document summarizes steps you can take to continuously monitor third party performance and ensure you respond quickly to events that don't meet your expectations.

    • March 31, 2016
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  • Blueprint for Training Your Third Parties

    Companies increasingly require third parties to conform to their Vendor Code of Conduct as well as regulatory requirements and quality standards. This is an introductory guide to the steps an organization must take to provide an effective third party training program.

    • March 31, 2015
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