Gartner Research

Vendor Risk Management for Security and Compliance

Published: 08 September 2009

ID: G00170037

Analyst(s): Arabella Hallawell, Paul Proctor


Addressing vendor and partner risks as they relate to security and compliance concerns is necessary and increasingly complex. An appropriate approach requires a combination of contractual expertise, governance, the application of technical controls and administration.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • What Are the Risks?
  • What Are the Obligations?
  • Get With the Program
    • Process 1: Vendor Risk Assessment
    • Process 2: Contract Management
    • Process 3: Vendor Assertion Management
    • Process 4: Vendor Compliance Management and Oversight
    • Process 5: Reporting
  • Automation

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