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    We see a wide variety of strategies used to manage vendor and third party relationships. Some attempt to use one-size fits all, and others have a very complex and sometimes fully customized review ...

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    RE: Inherent Risk - Physical Access

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous ​We definitely consider onsite service providers a vendor and they will go through our normal vendor risk assessment process. For ...

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    RE: Inherent Risk - Physical Access

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous Physical access should definitely be considered/factored into the inherent risk score along with whether access will be accompanied ...

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    Hey there - An outside service provider's physical access, regardless of their service type or job function, is still factored into the inherent risk scores we apply as there can still be potential ...

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous We have a secured campus and maintain a well established policy for vetting non-employees prior to providing them any building access. ...

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    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous Hello all, I'm having trouble defining strategic risk and fully understanding how it affects each vendor. The description that ...

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The professionals who take on the job of third party risk ensure the right steps are taken to protect their organizations from vendor risks and avoid costly regulatory enforcement actions. While risk comes in many forms - a good third party risk management program can help address financial, reputation, credit, operational risk and much more during the business lifecycle. 

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