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What Works in Third Party Risk Assessment: Using BitSight for Consistent and Continuous Risk Rating

  • Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at 1:00 PM EST (18:00:00 UTC)
  • Armando Rodriguez and John Pescatore


  • Bitsight

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The third party risk assessment program manager at KPMG US uses BitSight Technologies Security Rating services as a key input in assuring that third party KPMG suppliers and partners that will handle sensitive information are secure enough to keep that information safe. The Security Rating scores are monitored against thresholds that trigger potential investigation or re-certification of suppliers. The use of the Bitsight services increases the depth of KPMG's risk assessment and decreasing the time spent approving and recertifying key suppliers.

Speaker Bios

Armando Rodriguez

Armando Rodriguez is an Information Security Practitioner who manages the third party risk assessment for KPMG. He has held positions at both ADP and Citi, and received his MIS from Stevens Institute of Technology.

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013 after more than 13 years as lead security analyst for Gartner, 11 years with GTE, and service with both the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the U.S. Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and voice systems "and the occasional ballistic armor installation." John has testified before Congress about cyber security, was named one of the 15 most-influential people in security in 2008 and remains an NSA-certified cryptologic engineer.

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