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November 14, 2018 | Vendor and Partner Management
By Josh More, IANS Faculty

 Understand Vendor Management Roles/Responsibilities

A strong vendor management program requires disparate teams to work in concert across a variety of tasks. In this Ask-an-Expert written response, IANS Faculty Josh More details which business areas are responsible for specific tasks within vendor relationship onboarding, reviewing, issue tracking and terminating.

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November 14, 2018 | Vendor and Partner Management

 Vendor Management Tasks/Roles Cheat Sheet

There are many ways to structure a vendor management program. Here we examine two approaches (traditional and distributed) and detail the vendor management tasks required as well as who within the organization should handle each one. 

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September 12, 2018 | Vendor and Partner Management
By Josh More, IANS Faculty

 Elevate Your Third-Party Risk Management Program

Third parties allow businesses to be nimble, increase profitability and gain a competitive advantage – but not without risk. In this report, IANS Faculty Josh More explains how to elevate your third-party risk program and move beyond basic questionnaires to a rigorous program to protect your business and your brand.

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September 12, 2018 | Vendor and Partner Management

 Vendor Assessment Workflow

Successful vendor assessments are light and attuned to the context in which the vendor operates. This workflow steps through the process of classifying and vetting vendors in a way that results in faster, more accurate assessments without requiring massive questionnaires and a deluge of paperwork. 

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July 30, 2018 | Vendor and Partner Management

 Security Tool Optimization Workflow

When planning a project to optimize and streamline security vendors and tools, it’s key to have a strategy. This workflow is designed to help you evaluate existing security tools and vendors, and plan for a more lean, efficient security tool strategy in the future. For more, see Optimize Your Vendor Toolset.

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July 25, 2018 | Vendor and Partner Management
By Dave Shackleford, IANS Faculty

 Optimize Your Vendor Toolset

Security teams typically find they accumulate too many security tools, many of which may overlap in scope or provide less value over time. In this report, IANS Faculty Dave Shackleford explains how to put the right processes in place to ensure you continually re-evaluate your critical toolsets and more fully optimize your operations. 

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