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Risk Management

Third-Party Risk Director

Non-Employees – A Risky Proposition

An ever-growing area of concentration in risk management is identifying and mitigating the risks that third parties introduce to an organization – and perhaps equally important, ensuring that third parties don’t introduce unmeasured risk. One might think that third-party governance systems, sometimes used for vendor assessments, could be used to manage the identity and access management aspects of the vendor relationship. However, most security vendors do not consider identity to be part of third-party management. In fact, organizations realize the risk of third parties the moment they provision access, whether or not it is measured, mitigated, or even known.

However, according to a 2018 Ponemon Institute supply chain study, most organizations don’t even know their exact number of third-party users and only a third of organizations had a list of all third parties they are sharing sensitive information with.

To effectively manage third-party risk, organizations require a purpose-built, scalable solution that improves the granularity, transparency, consistency, and agility of their third-party risk management program.

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Making Third-Party Identity Risk Management Easy with SecZetta

SecZetta Can Help

Our Third-Party Identity Risk Management solution provides a comprehensive set of capabilities that help organizations improve operational efficiency and reduce the cost and risk of managing third-party identities. SecZetta’s solution does this by allowing an organization to streamline third-party identity management and risk rate, consolidate, store, and validate third-party identities.

Risk management teams can best ensure that third-party identity risk falls within established third-party risk tolerances and aligns with an organizational-level risk appetite statement by implementing risk ratings at the vendor and user levels. Workflows can then be built and executed based on the rating, user type, or other factors.

This helps organizations improve the granularity of third-party risk management while at the same time increasing operational efficiency. Such automation is essential because it creates consistency, limits human error, and avoids risky delays in the removal of access.

With the SecZetta’s Third-party Identity Risk Management solution, automated and proactive workflows ensure process compliance, data integrity, and timely access changes to reduce and eliminate third-party identity risk. 

  • Provides a risk rating for each both human, and non-human, non-employees 
  • Streamline audits and reduces the risk of misclassification or co-employment 
  • Automates workflows replacing time-consuming, unverified decisions, and manual processes 
  • Onboarding is accelerated, risk decreased, and a transparent authoritative view of all entries is created 
  • Easily integrates with risk management, IGA, IAM, and proprietary solutions



How We Do It

  • Identity Risk Modeling

    • Risk rat eachindividual third-partyidentity 
    • Inherit risk from employer third-party risk assessment
    • Proprietary risk scoring methodology 
    • Set thresholds to trigger conditional approvals 
    • Integrate with existing vendor risk solutions for holistic view of exposure 
    • Automateworkflows to support identity re-validation audits  

  • Third-Party Identity Lifecycle Management

    • Central repository for all third-party, non-employee data 
    • Purpose-built to manage human and non-human third-party users 
    • Easily integrates with risk management, IGA, IAM, and proprietary solutions
    • Pre-set access termination time
    • One step offboarding for all identities associated with a single, third-party organization
    • Robust reporting to provide visibility of your highest risk identities (non-employees) 

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