Shared Assessments/SFG Takes Cyber Defense Magazine Top InfoSec Awards for Risk Management and Third Party Risk Management; Chair Catherine A. Allen Receives Cutting Edge Award

Shared Assessments/SFG Wins Gold in the Hot Risk Management Company, the
Leader in Next Gen Third Party Risk Management, and the Cutting-Edge
Women in Cyber Security Categories; Cybersecurity Excellence Awards
Honors Shared Assessments for Vendor Risk Management.

Assessments Program
, the member-driven leader in third party risk
assurance, today announced that it has been named winner of the
prestigious 2019 Cyber Defense Magazine InfoSec Awards in both the Hot
Risk Management Company and the Leader in Third Party Risk Management
(TPRM) categories, and that Chairman and President Catherine A. Allen
was named an honoree in the Cutting-Edge Women in Cyber Security

The awards recognize the singular effectiveness of the Shared
Assessments Program’s third party risk management (TPRM) tools, best
practices, shared knowledge ecosystem and research in supporting
organizations around the world. Risk management practitioners rely on
the Shared Assessments Toolkit 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 – with unmatched
speed, simplicity and flexibility.

“The threat landscape is morphing almost daily, as bad actors employ new
levels of innovation and determination to attack targeted organizations
through their partners, vendors and other third parties,” said Shared
Assessments Chairman and President Catherine A. Allen, a Cyber Defense
Magazine Cutting Edge Women in Cybersecurity honoree. “We are proud to
serve many of the most respected companies in asset management,
insurance, finance, consumer packaged goods, critical infrastructure,
education, healthcare and other sectors, and we are grateful to The
Cyber Defense Magazine InfoSec Awards for this important recognition.”

“Nation state exploitation, Cybercrime, Hacktivism, Cyberespionage,
Ransomware and malware exploits are all on the rise,” said Gary S.
Miliefsky, Publisher, Cyber Defense Magazine. “Shared Assessments/SFG
has won these awards after we reviewed nearly 3,000 infosec companies,
because they are an innovator that might actually help you defeat the
next generation of exploiters.”

Shared Assessments was also recently similarly honored by the
Cybersecurity Excellence Awards as a winner in Vendor Risk Management.

About CDM InfoSec Awards

This is Cyber Defense Magazine’s seventh year of honoring InfoSec
innovators. Our submission requirements are for any startup, early
stage, later stage or public companies in the INFORMATION SECURITY
(INFOSEC) space who believe they have a unique and compelling value
proposition for their product or service. Learn more at

About the Judging

The judges are CISSP, FMDHS, CEH, certified security professionals who
voted based on their independent review of the company submitted
materials on the website of each submission including but not limited to
data sheets, white papers, product literature and other market
variables. CDM has a flexible philosophy to find more innovative players
with new and unique technologies, than the one with the most customers
or money in the bank. CDM is always asking “What’s Next?” so we are
looking for Next Generation InfoSec Solutions.

About Cyber Defense Magazine

With over 1.4 Million annual readers and growing, and over 7,000 pages
of searchable online infosec content, Cyber Defense Magazine is the
premier source of IT Security information. We are managed and published
by and for ethical, honest, passionate information security
professionals. Our mission is to share cutting-edge knowledge,
real-world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services
in the information technology industry. We deliver electronic magazines
every month online for free, and limited print editions exclusively for
the RSA conferences and our paid subscribers. CDM is a proud member of
the Cyber Defense Media Group. Learn more about us at
and visit

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.


Dan Chmielewski
Madison Alexander PR, Inc.

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