Data Protection Assessment
Our Data Protection Assessment (DPA) is a comprehensive risk-based review of the controls your vendor or suppliers have in place to protect against cybersecurity threats and meet data privacy regulations. The assessment is aligned with global industry guidelines, frameworks, standards and laws.
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As cybersecurity threats and data privacy regulations become more stringent, organizations need to ensure that they have robust data protection measures to safeguard their business and customers. This means that they have to go beyond their own procedures and evaluate the possible risks when outsourcing to third parties. Data privacy compliance responsibility extends throughout the supply chain where your organization could face severe consequences for failures by a third party.
Augment your team and streamline supplier and vendor data protection reviews
Expert Risk Ratings
Ensure vendor and supplier compliance with data privacy laws and regulations
Navigating the intricate landscape of local, national, and international data protection laws and regulations can be daunting. Keeping pace with the evolving regulations requires constant vigilance and deep expertise. Data privacy compliance responsibility extends throughout the supply chain where your organization could face severe consequences for failures by a vendor.
We thoroughly evaluate your vendor's data protection practices for alignment with regulations and standards, ensuring the vendor has implemented critical controls found within regulatory requirements, standards, frameworks, and laws, including US state and international privacy laws, such as CPRA, VCDPA and GDPR. This assessment enables your organization's decision-makers to quickly assess, spot areas of concern and give the information needed to address the data risks associated with vendors confidently.
Expertise you can trust
Assessing a vendor's data protection controls involves collecting and reviewing numerous documents. This process demands the knowledge and skills of professionals in information security and often exceeds your internal resources' available time or capabilities.
Our experienced data protection professionals handle the evidence collection and review your vendor's data protection controls to provide a comprehensive risk-based assessment. This approach allows your team to skip the tedious work and can focus on the finished assessment to understand the risks associated with your vendor. Our team stays up-to-date and continuously keeps our Data Protection Assessment aligned with the latest data protection practices and regulations.Request a Demo
Build a consistent evaluation framework for assessing your vendors and suppliers
Creating a consistent approach to assessing your technology vendor data practices is time-consuming, requires defining clear specifications and indicators, risk ratings and keeping that approach current with new standards.
Our assessment offers a standardized and reliable way to compare and evaluate your vendor's data protection controls. This consistency ensures that each assessment meets the highest quality standards and covers the latest key controls. You can use the assessment to quickly drill down to the topics or specific items you are most concerned with, identify action items and priorities for follow-up due diligence based on risk-ratings and data insights.Request a Demo
How it works
Collection of evidence and documents
Venminder’s team directly works with your vendor or supplier to collect the numerous technical documents needed for a qualified and comprehensive assessment of data practices.
Review by information security professionals
Venminder’s experienced information security professionals thoroughly examine the evidence to assess whether your vendor or supplier has implemented critical data protection controls.
Streamlined assessment delivery
You receive an easy-to-understand risk assessment on your vendor or supplier's data protection controls that is available on the Venminder platform and as a downloadable PDF, our reports are easy to understand and are perfect for internal sharing, review, and decision-making.
Better risk-based decisions that protects data
You and your organization’s decision-makers can now make an informed choice about data privacy risks posed by the vendor or supplier and take action to mitigate or address them with confidence.
Ensure vendor and supplier compliance with
industry guidelines, frameworks, standards and laws
Technology Standards and Frameworks
AICPA Trust Services Criteria
NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity version 1.1
NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 5 Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations
NIST SP 800-63b Digital Identity Guidelines
Regulations, Statutes, and Laws
California Consumer Privacy Act
California Privacy Rights Act
Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act
China Personal Information Protection Law
Colorado Privacy Act
Connecticut Data Privacy Act
EU General Data Protection Regulation
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Interagency Guidelines Establishing Information Security Standards
Interagency Guidance on Third-Party Relationships
New York Department of Financial Services - 23 NYCRR 500
Center for Internet Security – Critical Security Controls v8
FFIEC IT Examination Handbook – Audit Booklet
FFIEC IT Examination Handbook – Business Continuity Booklet
FFIEC IT Examination Handbook – Management Booklet
FFIEC IT Examination Handbook – Operations Booklet
FFIEC IT Examination Handbook – Outsourcing Technology Services
FFIEC IT Examination Handbook - Wholesale Payment Systems Booklet
FINRA Report on Cybersecurity Practices
OCC 2021-36 Authentication and Access to Financial Institution Services and Systems
SEC Regulation SCI reference to NIST 800-53 Rev. 4
Data Protection Assessment
Get a sample copy of this data protection risk-based assessment to see how Venminder can help you identify areas of possible weakness in your vendor or supplier's data protection practices.