Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
Identify potential gaps at your vendor before they disrupt your business or impact your customers.
No doubt your organization has put a lot of time, thought and resources into your own business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) plans and testing, but you need to have replicated that eﬀort when it comes to assessing the same for your third-party providers. Availability is critical for many vendor relationships to be successful.
Venminder’s team of security professionals can assess your vendor’s BC and DR documentation including plans, testing and recovery point and time objectives, resulting in a risk-rated vendor assessment.
Uncover how quickly your vendors can recover
See risk ratings on your vendor’s BC and DR plans so you can spot gaps and ensure that your vendor’s key operations, products and services can continue to be delivered either in full or at a predetermined, and accepted, level of availability.
Improve your eﬃciency and reduce the workload
We assess the paperwork that tends to be very overwhelming and cumbersome, drilling it down to the bare basics that you need to know. No longer comb through hundreds of pages of information.
Save on costs and gain access to expertise
Hiring a certiﬁed staﬀ to perform business continuity plan and disaster recover reviews can be very costly. With Venminder completing the risk assessment, our team of CISSPs and security professionals become an extension of your staﬀ.
What It Includes
Determination if formal BC and DR plans are in place, whether they are updated and maintained, if there is a client notiﬁcation and more
What type of testing was performed within the last 18 months and whether ﬁndings from the last test were addressed
The vendor’s Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and their Recovery Point Objective (RPO)
What backup procedures are in place – for example, if they have on-site backups or oﬀ-site backups, is the data replicated at an alternate location, is the data encrypted and more
Individual and overall risk ratings
Why It's Important
A SOC report is an independent audit report performed by a public accounting firm. The report will attest to the existence and effectiveness of controls specified by the company that’s being audited, such as your vendor. Basically, the report should tell you if your vendor has the right controls in place to safeguard your data and if those controls are actually working based on the type of audit.
It’s important to thoroughly review the vendor’s SOC reports as you obtain them. You can think of SOC reports as giving you the power to silently be in your third party’s room as the inner workings of the company are described.
Download a Sample
Vendor SOC Assessment Sample
Our highly trained and qualified staff of CISSPs and information security experts will assess your vendor’s SOC reports and provide you with a qualified assessment of their controls, the effectiveness of those controls as well as any identified gaps. We also provide you with next steps. Download a sample to see what this assessment looks like.