The Rising Importance of Holistic Third-Party Risk Management

The Rising Importance of Holistic Third-Party Risk Management

Third-party/vendor risk management is essential to ensure that vendors do not become the weak link in your security chain. However, gaining visibility into supply chain risks is very difficult and organizations often rely on control self-assessment questionnaires in the belief that compliance with a standard or policy minimizes risk.

Furthermore, the threat of exposure from vendors/third parties has continued to grow, especially during the pandemic. This has been on the upswing for several years, but 27 percent of respondents to an early 2021 Deloitte survey said they had a “high-impact third-party risk incident”.

Organizations should take a more objective, holistic and dynamic approach to third-party/vendor risk management. By monitoring what happens in practice, organizations can gain greater insights into vendor risk and in turn manage business exposure down to acceptable levels.

Watch this webinar from Acuity and the Institute of Risk Management to learn how, by maintaining a well-architected risk model you can easily create an always-on, holistic and accurate view of your supply chain and the vendors that represent the highest risk to your business.

Acuity Risk Management helps businesses worldwide effectively manage, prioritize and report on their risks to inform strategic and tactical decision-making and build long-term resilience. Purpose-built for risk management from the ground up, Acuity’s STREAM platform provides an integrated view of risk bringing cyber risk together with IT and operational risks to provide a comprehensive view of risk and compliance across the enterprise. The platform models all of the complex relationships that exist in cyber security risk management and presents the results in business terms via an intuitive user interface such that security leaders and executives can make informed risk decisions. The executive team draws on its deep expertise and industry experience to continually innovate and help companies prepare and protect themselves while embracing digital transformation.

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