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CEI Assembles 3rd Party Risk Expert Advisory Council

December 5, 2017 For media inquiries, contact: Mick Kless, CEO, Compliance Education Institute 732.800.0744       mick.kless@compliance-edu.com   Ocean, NJ —Compliance Education Institute (CEI). Compliance Education Institute has assembled an Advisory Council composed of highly experienced Business and 3rd Party Risk Management leaders from some of the largest companies in their respective industries. See www.Compliance-Edu.com/advisory-council/. The Advisory Council will help [...]

2017-12-05T08:51:29+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Press Releases|0 Comments

Simple Things to Lower Your Vendor Management Program Risk Profile

I recently conducted a Vendor Management Program Audit and Risk Assessment as a part of our Advisory Services for a midsize financial institution. Performing both gives you a more complete picture of where the institution is at and helps document current state, desired state, gap analysis and create a prioritized road map for a healthier program. This particular [...]

2017-10-20T08:04:48+00:00 October 20th, 2017|3rd Party Risk, Audit, Compliance, Risk, Vendor Management|0 Comments

3rd Party Breaches – Are YOU Reaching Out to Your Customers/Members?

Okay, the Equifax breach wasn't your fault. Neither was the Home Depot breach, Target breach, etc., etc. Thus, the Data Breach Notification regs don't apply to you so you're clear of any responsibility. Or are you? I scoured a couple hundred bank and credit union websites this weekend and found that very few provided any information [...]

3rd Party Code of Conduct as a Contractual Condition for Termination

While most companies have Code of Conduct for staff, not as many require their 3rd parties to sign such a document. Even fewer include violation of that Code of Conduct as a condition for cancellation of contract. As we all know, being associated with a 3rd party that has received adverse attention in the media could [...]

2017-10-20T08:18:32+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|3rd Party Risk, Compliance, Governance, Risk, Vendor Management|0 Comments