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Why Financial Services Companies Need a Robust Third-Party Risk Management Solution

Financial services companies are amongst the most highly-targeted type of business when it comes to the criminal element, including cybercrime. Businesses operating within the financial space are also highly vulnerable to regulatory compliance-related challenges, which translate into some very serious — and costly — third-party risk management and mitigation issues.  For a financial services company,… Continue reading Why Financial Services Companies Need a Robust Third-Party Risk Management Solution

The Benefits of Automating Your Mortgage Firm’s Third-Party Risk Management Processes

Third-party risk management — or TPRM —  is a very real and very significant component of a mortgage firm’s broader risk management and mitigation strategy. Mortgage firms straddle two industries — the real estate industry and the financial space — and both are highly regulated and highly vulnerable to a broad range of risk factors… Continue reading The Benefits of Automating Your Mortgage Firm’s Third-Party Risk Management Processes

The Costs of Ignoring Third-Party Risk Management in Mortgage Firms

The mortgage and lending sector operates within a very complex risk management landscape — a landscape that becomes increasingly complex when you add in the issue of risk management. For lenders and mortgage firms, third-party vendors are an important consideration when examined within the context of risk management. But what happens if a firm’s leadership… Continue reading The Costs of Ignoring Third-Party Risk Management in Mortgage Firms

The Complete Guide to Integrated Risk Management Software

Risk management software has evolved into an increasingly-important and rapidly-growing component of today’s modern business strategy. Integrated risk management — also termed IRM — is one aspect of an organization’s broader risk management strategy. Yet it’s rather difficult to formulate and initiate IRM initiatives due to the very broad and comprehensive nature of integrated risk… Continue reading The Complete Guide to Integrated Risk Management Software

Third-Party Risk Management Software for Financial Institutions

Third-party risk management (TPRM) is a major consideration for financial institutions such as banks and lenders and the reason is clear: criminals view these businesses as a prime target with a sizable potential payout. Financial institutions are at the top of the list when it comes to “targetability” by criminals; this makes a well-developed risk… Continue reading Third-Party Risk Management Software for Financial Institutions

What is GRC Software? – Benefits and How it Works

Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) management is an increasingly common concern amongst companies of all sizes, particularly at the enterprise level where monitoring and compliance-related actions tend to be the most aggressive. Publicly-traded companies, in particular, experience a tremendous burden when it comes to meeting the various compliance and risk standards for their industry or… Continue reading What is GRC Software? – Benefits and How it Works

What is a Third-Party Risk Management Framework?

Nowadays, businesses are more interconnected than ever, relying on a vast network of third-party vendors and partners to drive efficiency and innovation. While these partnerships offer numerous benefits, they expose organizations to many risks, including data breaches, regulatory violations, and reputational damage. These risks are why companies should ensure they have a solid third-party risk… Continue reading What is a Third-Party Risk Management Framework?

Tips for Effective Third-Party Risk Management

  Independent contractors, vendors, and other third-party service providers play a crucial role in today’s business world. In fact, for many organizations, these third parties are instrumental to success. But as with all good things, there is a downside. In the case of third-party service providers, the downside is risk — risk of compromised trade… Continue reading Tips for Effective Third-Party Risk Management

Third-Party Vendor Risk Management for Financial Institutions

Third-party vendor risk management for financial institutions is a key area of concern due to the sensitive and high-risk nature of this business niche. The practice of third-party risk management (TPRM) encompasses the analysis and mitigation of risks that are associated with third parties such as contractors, vendors, and other non-employees who work with an… Continue reading Third-Party Vendor Risk Management for Financial Institutions

Third Party Risk Management Best Practices

Organizations of all sizes and in all sectors can benefit from working with third-party service providers, vendors and contractors. The advantages are numerous, ranging from filling skill gaps and facilitating one-time projects to reducing overhead and achieving significant financial savings. But there are some risks associated with bringing these individuals into the fold. This is where… Continue reading Third Party Risk Management Best Practices