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Catherine A. Allen, Shared Assessments Honored as a Top Visionary and Organization in SC Media’s 30th Anniversary Awards

March 25, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 25, 2019--The  Shared Assessments Program, the member-driven leader in third party risk assurance, today announced that Catherine A. Allen, Chairman and CEO, Shared Assessments, was named a winner in the category of “Visionaries of the Last 30 Years” for SC Media’s Cybersecurity 30th Anniversary Awards. The Shared Assessments Program was also named a winner in the category of “Most Important Industry Organizations of the Last 30 Years.”

The Shared Assessments Program produces the third party risk management (TPRM) tools, best practices, shared knowledge ecosystem and research that supports the majority of TPRM programs now in existence, including those of members, non-members and companies using the Shared Assessments Toolkit. Risk management practitioners rely on the Shared Assessments Toolkit (including the Standardized Information Gathering (SIG) Questionnaire) and resources to help manage their full vendor assessment relationship lifecycle – from planning a third party risk management program, to building, customizing and capturing vendor assessments, and benchmarking and ongoing evaluation – using a substantiation-based, standardized, efficient methodology.

Under the guidance of Catherine Allen, Chairman & CEO, who was named by SC Media as one of the top visionaries of the last 30 years, Shared Assessments has helped organizations ensure that they have and leverage the tools needed to continuously assess the cybersecurity posture of potential third party vendors and partners. Catherine also chairs The Santa Fe Group, a consulting company providing risk management guidance to C-level executives and boards of directors, and sits on several corporate and organizational Boards of Directors. She served on the Obama Administration’s Economic Development and Small Business Committees.

As part of SC Media’s year-long celebration for their 30th anniversary in the cybersecurity industry, they expanded their annual SC Awards to include several special categories honoring those who have shaped the industry as well as those who are just beginning their journey and will serve to impact the future. Winners were decided by SC Media’s editorial team with the assistance of the SC Awards co-chairs.

“Every day, the threat landscape evolves and bad actors work to develop attacks targeting organizations through their partners, vendors and other third parties,” said SC Media honoree and Shared Assessments Chairman and CEO Catherine A. Allen. “We are proud of the great work our members and affiliates do and are honored to play a foundational role in their success. We thank SC Media for these prestigious recognitions.”

“Over the last three decades, the winners of our 30th Anniversary Awards have left an indelible imprint on the cybersecurity industry through their tireless work and visionary leadership,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Media. “Catherine Allen and Shared Assessments have most assuredly earned this honor for their continued dedication to protecting enterprises from today’s sophisticated threats.”

Allen will lead and moderate the 12th Annual Shared Assessments Third Party Risk Summit, the premier event for stakeholders in the vendor risk assessment process. The 2019 Summit will run April 10-11, with pre-conference workshops April 8-9 and both a CTPRP Workshop and Exam and a new CTPRA workshop on April 12th. The event will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia.

About SC Media

SC Media is cybersecurity. For over 30 years, they have armed information security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders, and independent product reviews in partnership with and for top-level information security executives and their technical teams.

About the Shared Assessments Program

As the only organization that has uniquely positioned and developed standardized resources to bring efficiencies to the market for more than a decade, the Shared Assessments Program has become the trusted source in third party risk assurance. Shared Assessments offers opportunities for members to address global risk management challenges through committees, awareness groups, interest groups and special projects. Join the dialog with peer companies and learn how you can optimize your compliance programs while building a better understanding of what it takes to create a more risk sensitive environment in your organization.

About The Santa Fe Group

The Santa Fe Group’s risk management experts work collaboratively with organizations worldwide to identify valuable trends, risks, and vulnerabilities, and to advise, educate, and empower organizations in the areas of cybersecurity, third party risk, emerging technologies, and program management. The Santa Fe Group is the managing agent of the membership-based Shared Assessments Program, which helps many of the world’s leading organizations manage and protect against third party IT security risks.

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