Free Third-Party Profiling and Tiering Template

Understanding how important third parties are to your organization is a foundational element for any business resilience plan. Download this free template to get started.
Alastair Parr
Senior Vice President, Global Products & Services
April 30, 2020
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If you can’t manage what you can’t measure, then it stands to reason that you can’t measure what you can’t see. And in our current economic landscape not being able to see, manage or plan for disruptions in your supply chain could lead to severe consequences for your business. That’s why Prevalent is providing several free resources designed to help organizations establish more consistent policies for supply chain resilience – so that when we emerge from the coronavirus crisis we’ll better prepared for the next disruption.

Customizable Template for Profiling and Tiering Your Vendors and Suppliers

Our customizable Third-Party Profiling and Tiering Template includes guidance on how to identify, define and tier third parties based on several criteria, including whether each supplier:

  • Provides a core component of your products or services
  • Has access to sensitive information, including PII, PCI or client data
  • Would create a negative impact on your business impact based on a continuity event
  • Is a single-source supplier

The template includes a simple questionnaire that you can use to determine third-party criticality (rated High, Medium, Low) and corresponding risk level (rated 1-Red, 2-Amber, 3-Green). Once you have a rating for each supplier, you can make better-informed decisions on next steps. For instance, supplier ratings can be used to prioritize assessments of business resilience and inherent risk, as well as other third-party risk management activities.

> Download the free template to benchmark and standardize your third-party tiering

Weekly Distribution of Pandemic Resources

Our pandemic planning resources are distributed weekly and can be freely modified to reflect your unique needs. The templates incorporate best-practice baselines across industries, and therefore can be integrated with any other risk assessment content you may be using.

Here’s what’s been published already, and what’s coming:

Prevalent Is Here to Help

The coronavirus crisis is likely presenting you with unprecedented challenges – both personal and professional. We hope these templates makes your job a little bit easier in the face of this crisis. Once the dust settles, keep in mind that Prevalent also offers a free, one-hour third-party risk management program maturity consulting session. In the meantime, everyone at Prevalent wishes good health to you, your team, and your families.

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Alastair Parr
Senior Vice President, Global Products & Services

Alastair Parr is responsible for ensuring that the demands of the market space are considered and applied innovatively within the Prevalent portfolio. He joined Prevalent from 3GRC, where he served as one of the founders, and was responsible for and instrumental in defining products and services. He comes from a governance, risk and compliance background; developing and driving solutions to the ever-complex risk management space. He brings over 15 years’ experience in product management, consultancy and operations deliverables.

Earlier in his career, he served as the Operations Director for a global managed service provider, InteliSecure, where he was responsible for overseeing effective data protection and risk management programs for clients. Alastair holds a university degree in Politics and International Relations, as well as several information security certifications.

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