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Brad Keller, JD, CTPRP, Sr. Director 3rd Party Strategy with Prevalent, Inc. to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Vendor Management for the Financial Industry Webinar

New York, NY, July 19, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Brad Keller, JD, CTPRP, Sr. Director 3rd Party Strategy with Prevalent, Inc. will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Vendor Management for the Financial Industry: Practical Guide.” This event is scheduled for August 1, 2017 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET).

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About Brad Keller, JD, CTPRP

Brad Keller has been developing and leading risk management programs for more than 25 years. During this time Brad has developed and implemented vendor and business risk management programs at several financial institutions that have substantially improved risk management while also passing federal regulatory scrutiny.

Focusing on the risk of doing business online, he has implemented leading edge programs for the identification and mitigation of identity theft and online fraud. He has testified on behalf of the financial services industry at Congressional hearings on customer privacy issues; and, is a frequent member of financial industry led initiatives that address issues related to risk management, anti-phishing, online fraud, customer privacy, and authentication issues.

Today Brad is the Senior Director of Third-Party Practice Lead at Prevalent, where he focuses on the delivery of Prevalent’s third party risk management and assessment solutions, and the consulting to support those solutions.

Prior to joining Prevalent, he was a Senior Vice President with The Santa Fe Group focusing on the management of the Shared Assessments Program. At Shared Assessments he led the development of Shared Assessments tools, training, and the risk management professional certification program.

Brad graduated with honors from the University of Missouri with a in Finance and received his J.D. with honors from St. Louis University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Oklahoma.

About Prevalent, Inc.

Prevalent is the leader in third-party risk management and cyber threat intelligence, helping global organizations manage and monitor the security threats and risks associated with third and fourth-party vendors. With the release of Prevalent Synapse™, organizations now have a purpose-built, unified platform that reduces both risk and cost in a shared assessment model, leveraging standardized content, automation, and threat intelligence.

Event Synopsis:

Vendor risk management is vital to a company’s ability to identify, monitor and manage its risk exposure from third-party suppliers of products and services. When business processes are outsourced to an external vendor, sensitive data may be transmitted, stored and processed on vendor networks. In addition, vendor access to company systems creates additional exposure from unauthorized access to critical systems and information. Vendor security breaches, performance problems or other failures hold the potential for lost revenue from business disruption, a negative impact on business performance, and damage to reputation. A growing number of federal and state regulations mandate that companies proactively manage this risk, providing additional focus on the need to develop robust third party risk management programs.

In this two-hour live webcast, a panel of key thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will lay out the essentials of an efficient, cost-effective third-party risk management program. The program will run the gamut from vendor selection to vendor risk ranking and risk analysis, ongoing monitoring, and management/board reporting. The program is specially tailored to the financial industry.

Key topics include:

• Corporate Governance
• Vendor Contracts
• Risk Assessments
• Risk Monitoring
• Onsite Audits
• Reporting

About The Knowledge Group /The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

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