Venminder’s State of Third-Party Risk Management whitepaper provides trends and insight for 2020

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (February 4, 2020) — Venminder, a leader in third-party risk management solutions, recently conducted their fourth annual survey of third-party risk professionals to gain insight and find trends into how organizations are managing the risks associated with doing business with third parties in today’s increasing regulatory and risky environment. The company has now shared the findings of the survey within their annual whitepaper, State of Third-Party Risk Management.

Highlights from the survey of third-party risk professionals include:

  • Vendor cybersecurity and fourth-party vendors remain the top hurdles for 2020
  • 74% believe effective vendor management creates a real return on investment while heading off problems
  • 72% have 1-5 people dedicated to vendor risk management
  • Only 12% now report to the lines of business or IT as there continues to be a migration to make third-party risk independent of lines of business and report to the board or senior management
  • 71% believe third party risk management is getting more scrutiny by the regulators
  • 54% say they use a centralized operating model
  • 71% say they have updated their vendor management policy documents in the last year

“This whitepaper is a comprehensive resource that allows readers to see the current state of third-party risk management as well as the ability to compare and benchmark their organizations’ processes,” said James Hyde, CEO at Venminder. “The regulatory expectations are certainly not going away for those in highly regulated industries and there’s now a drive through all other industries as all sorts of organizations play catch up to implement a third-party risk management program. With today’s risk climate, especially with so many changes in privacy standards, it’s got to become a common practice and should absolutely be a focus.” The full survey findings are available to download on Venminder’s website by clicking here.

About Venminder

Venminder offers a world-class SaaS platform that guides and streamlines third-party risk management. Venminder’s platform helps users collaborate on all things vendor-related and guides through critical processes such as oversight management, contract management, risk assessments, due diligence requirements, questionnaires, SLA management, vendor onboarding and more. Robust and configurable reporting can be generated from the tool to give clear visibility into the management and ongoing monitoring of third parties. Completed vendor risk assessments can be found in the Venminder Exchange and include thorough assessments of a vendor’s information security, SOC reports, contracts, financials, business continuity/disaster recovery and more. Venminder also powers Third Party ThinkTank, an online free community dedicated to third-party risk professionals. For more information, visit


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