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Santa Fe Group’s Shared Assessment Program Honored with 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award

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The Santa Fe Group, the member-driven leader in third party risk assurance, today announced that it was the recipient of a 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Award from American Security Today for its Shared Assessments Program, a collaborative effort of some of the world’s most innovative practitioners in third party risk management (TPRM).

American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards prestigious program is the largest and most comprehensive in the industry, highlighting the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions in a variety of government, homeland security, enterprise, and public safety vertical markets. The 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards were presented at a Homeland Awards Luncheon at ISC East, Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

“As the nation continues to respond to escalating threats from home and abroad, the innovative solutions recognized here have been developed to prevent, address, and mitigate those threats,” said Michael Madsen, co-founder and publisher of American Security. “The evolving threat landscape continues to support tremendous growth in the field of Homeland Security. Today, the U.S. is increasingly focusing on innovative physical and IT/cyber security solutions and they are calling on government and industry leaders like The Santa Fe Group to help them do so.

As the trusted source for TPRM, the Shared Assessments Program was selected for its ability to consistently help organizations stay up to date in the threat and risk environment, including regulations, industry standards, and guidelines. The Program uses a two-step approach to managing third party risk and follows a “trust, but verify” approach, enabling companies to fine-tune their third party risk management programs according to each individual strategy.

“Almost every day, headlines and world events remind us how important it is to identify and address the physical and digital vulnerabilities that are so readily exploited by bad actors,” stated Catherine A. Allen, chairman and CEO of Shared Assessments. “We are honored to be recognized in the distinguished 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program for our achievements and advances in TPRM offerings and solutions. This award is further validation that our Program helps enable security leaders to stay abreast of today’s third party risks and be aware of the tools and solutions needed.”

About American Security Today

American Security Today (AST), the ‘New Face in Government Security™’, is the premier digital media platform in the U.S. Homeland Security and Public Security Industry, focusing on breaking news and in-depth coverage of the newest initiates and hottest technologies in physical and IT security on the market today. AST highlights the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions across a wide variety of media products delivered daily, weekly, monthly to over 75,000 qualified government and security industry readers, essential to meeting today’s growing security challenges to ‘Secure our Nation, One City at a Time™’.

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.

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