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Harnessing the Power of NIST and ISO Guidelines for Effective Vendor Risk Management

Updated: Jun 14, 2023


Third-party risk management (TPRM) is crucial in today's interconnected business environment where organizations rely on a complex network of vendors, partners, contractors, and suppliers. However, TPRM is not without its challenges, such as identifying and assessing risks across a diverse supply chain, implementing risk mitigation strategies, and ensuring compliance with regulations and standards. This is where Trudexia comes in, providing a comprehensive and customizable framework for vendor risk management based on the guidelines of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).


Trudexia's approach to TPRM begins with a thorough understanding of the customer's business objectives, risk appetite, and regulatory requirements. Trudexia then works with the customer to identify their vendors and map their supply chain, including third and fourth parties. Using a combination of automated tools and human expertise, Trudexia collects and analyzes data on each vendor's cybersecurity posture, such as their security controls, incident response plans, and compliance with industry standards and regulations.

Trudexia's risk management methodology includes risk quantification, which enables customers to prioritize risks based on their likelihood and impact on the business. This helps customers make informed decisions on risk mitigation strategies, such as requiring their vendors to improve their security controls, implement additional safeguards, or terminate the partnership. Trudexia's vendor risk management services also include ongoing monitoring and reporting, enabling customers to stay informed about their vendors' cybersecurity posture and any changes that may affect their risk exposure.


Trudexia's TPRM framework is based on the guidelines of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which provide a comprehensive set of guidelines for managing cybersecurity risks across the supply chain. By aligning with these industry standards, Trudexia helps customers ensure that their vendor risk management program meets the highest cybersecurity standards and complies with relevant regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).


Trudexia's TPRM services can benefit organizations of all sizes and industries by providing a customizable and cost-effective approach to managing vendor cybersecurity risks. By using Trudexia's framework, customers can streamline their vendor risk management processes, avoid duplication of efforts, and identify and mitigate risks efficiently. Moreover, Trudexia's vendor risk management services can help customers save costs associated with cybersecurity incidents, such as data breaches, and potential regulatory fines.


In conclusion, Trudexia's TPRM framework provides a comprehensive and customizable approach to managing vendor cybersecurity risks based on the guidelines of NIST and ISO. By aligning with industry standards, Trudexia helps customers ensure that their vendor risk management program meets the highest cybersecurity standards and complies with relevant regulations. By using Trudexia's services, customers can streamline their vendor risk management processes, improve their risk mitigation strategies, and save costs associated with cybersecurity incidents.





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