Information Security & Privacy Assessment
Our ISPA provides a risk assessment of your third party’s key cybersecurity and information security risks that can help you identify areas of possible weaknesses. Download a sample assessment.
Many organizations struggle to complete and review multiple (and multi-page) documents, including System and Organization Controls (SOC) reports based on risk assessments for various control objective or Trust Services Criteria as well as determine if their Business Continuity Planning (BCP) analysis meets FFIEC guidance for a wide-reaching analysis of a variety of risks.
Due to the complexity and changing nature of cybersecurity and information security guidance and standards, it’s become increasingly difficult to identify the data that you need to gather and then interpret to understand the overall risk associated with a vendor. Many often err on the side of asking for unnecessary data, while vendors, overwhelmed by increased demand from clients, often fail to deliver requested data within a timely fashion, if at all.
The result is that you and your team could spend inordinate amounts of time gathering data from vendors and then comb through multiple documents to create what they hope are comprehensive risk assessments.
Venminder’s Information Security and Privacy Assessment (ISPA) provides you with a comprehensive yet easy-to-understand risk assessment for vendors who impact your information security and data privacy posture.
Venminder handles the end-to-end process of building relationships with your vendors, gathering documentation and filling gaps through ongoing communication with each vendor. Our goal is to ensure that you have confidence in the security and privacy abilities of the vendors you choose to do business with by providing an efficient and time saving approach to comprehensive third-party risk management. By showing inherent and residual risk in the same dashboard view, the Venminder ISPA allows your organization to quickly understand the maturity of that vendor’s security environment at a high level, while also providing the technical details that your security and risk management experts want to see.
Get a Full Risk Assessment at a Glance
Venminder’s ISPA simplifies third party risk management by presenting the key cybersecurity and information security risks of your most important vendors in eight critical areas: overall risk profile, security testing, third party review, physical security, resiliency, information security governance, information security and business continuity.
Be Confident in Risk Results
At a glance, you’ll know if a vendor is providing regulatory-acceptable service relating to cybersecurity, physical security, business continuity and resiliency. ISA provides a risk ranking for each vendor based on the appropriateness of responses. While a low risk ranking may still require follow up, you can be confident that the vendor’s risk environment meets industry standards. A severe risk ranking lets you know that this vendor presents multiple probable threats or risks and that you should prioritize follow up.
Understand the Guidance or Standard Addressed
ISPA links each assessment item to the relevant industry guidance and standards. Using a standard PDF viewer, place your mouse over the assessment item and you’ll see the regulation, page and section the item addresses.
Put Data into Action
You can quickly drill down to the topics and specific items you are most concerned with and identify action items. You can then prioritize follow-ups based on the risk rating.
Save Time and Money
Instead of reviewing individual documents and exhaustive questionnaires relating to information security, you can now access this comprehensive assessment tool that identifies the vendor risk and directly maps to industry guidance and standards. And since Venminder continually enhances ISA, you can be sure that you are in compliance with the most up-to-date regulations.
You’ll know if a vendor is providing regulatory-acceptable service relating to cybersecurity, data privacy, physical security, business continuity and resiliency
You can quickly drill down to the topics and specific items you are most concerned with and identify action items
You no longer need to do the time-consuming back and forth with vendors to gather required data