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Dec 31, 1969 by

Gordon Rudd, CISSP

Gordon Rudd, CISSP
Gordon Rudd is a Third Party Risk Officer at Venminder. Gordon has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry in the areas of third party risk management, technology, information security, enterprise risk management and GRC (Governance, Risk Management and Compliance) program development. Gordon works with the Venminder delivery team as a third party risk management and cybersecurity subject matter expert in residence.
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Information Security

Your Vendor's Information Security Control Environment Is Faulty. What Now?

Oct 30, 2019

In a world where information security breaches are all too common, it’s vital that you verify each vendor’s information security control environment is adequate and designed to protect your [...]

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Cybersecurity

How to Perform a Vendor Cybersecurity Review

Oct 2, 2019

Venminder’s recent State of Third Party Risk Management survey found that fourth party risk management and cybersecurity are expected to be the next biggest hurdles at many organizations. This [...]

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Best Practices

How to Prioritize Vendor Management Tasks

Sep 24, 2019

All too often it's hard to find a place to begin any new project. Prioritizing tasks can be challenging when all seem incredibly important. So, let’s consider this common situation that most of us [...]

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Best Practices

How to Onboard a New Vendor

Sep 4, 2019

Businesses don’t run without vendors. You may only have a handful, or you may have hundreds or even thousands, but no matter what, you have at least one. Your telephone service provider is, in [...]

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Due Diligence

Vendor Document Management Disasters and How to Handle Them

Aug 28, 2019

I’ve been to a rather significant number of conferences over the course of my career. I’ve found that each session will usually give you at least one pearl of wisdom. However, the gold nuggets we [...]

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Best Practices

Why You Need Vendor Management (VM) Not Just Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

Aug 13, 2019

I was talking to my friend Jeff the other day. Jeff works for a rather large organization. I asked him how he was handling third party risk management. He informed me that his organization has an [...]

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Cybersecurity

5 Reasons Why Vendor Cybersecurity Ratings Matter

Jul 24, 2019

Did you know your vendor’s cybersecurity can be rated? Yes, rating a vendor’s cyber preparedness has become the primary due diligence challenge of 2019. In fact, according to our 2019 State of [...]

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Best Practices

Interview with Oil and Gas Industry Thought Leader

Jul 22, 2019

Recently, as part of Venminder’s Thought Leadership interview series, I had the opportunity to speak with Michael Donnella, Corporate Compliance Officer at Murphy Oil Corporation, to hear his [...]

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Best Practices

How a Vendor Management System Works and Why You Need It

Jul 16, 2019

Dunbar’s Number says that the number of people you can maintain stable relationships with tops out at 150 people. It should be easy to keep up with 150 friends, relatives, coworkers and [...]

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Best Practices

Your Vendor’s Disaster Recovery Plans: 8 Things to Watch Out For

Jun 12, 2019

Third party risk management today is like performing a high-wire act without a net. There is so much that can go wrong at any point in time and some things with disastrous consequences. One of the [...]

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Financials

5 Results of an Insufficient Vendor Management Budget

Jun 4, 2019

Before I delve into what can happen due to an insufficient vendor management program budget, let’s start with a story. Picture this. You’re the new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at a [...]

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Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery

What Happens When a Critical Third Party Vendor Doesn’t Have a Good Business Continuity Plan?

May 8, 2019

Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Planning (DR) are the processes of developing, testing and maintaining plans to sustain business resiliency as well as normalize operations [...]

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Best Practices

How Mature Is Your Vendor Management Program?

Apr 30, 2019

A topic we hear a lot at industry conferences and during webinars is the maturity of your vendor management program. What exactly does this mean? Let's go through that now...

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Financials

What Insurance Should Your Vendors Have?

Apr 24, 2019

For all practical purposes, it’s impossible to discuss the insurance requirements for your third party vendors without discussing the overall risk posture and insurance protection your [...]

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Best Practices

Vendor Management vs. Enterprise Risk Management vs. Third Party Risk Management vs. Supplier Relationship Management

Apr 10, 2019

Could it get any more confusing? Ever wonder, “What am I really supposed to be doing?”. Vendor management (VM), enterprise risk management (ERM), third party risk management (TPRM), vendor risk [...]

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