Supplier Risk Management and NIST SP 800-53: How Vendorpedia Helps


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) develops information security standards and guidelines for government and private sector use. NIST SP 800-53 sets forth privacy and security controls to safeguard all computing platforms, from general purpose to cloud and mobile systems, as well as to IoT devices. OneTrust Vendorpedia helps organizations streamline the implementation of these controls, for scalable supplier risk management.

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Effective Supplier Risk Management Under NIST SP 800-53

While NIST SP 800-53’s security and privacy controls were initially designed for federal information systems and organizations, businesses in the private sector often build their risk management programs in accordance with NIST. These controls apply to internal operations and extend to supplier risk management.

Implement Consistent Supplier Risk Management Plans

Pursuant to NIST SP 800-53, organizations must plan supplier risk management and implement it across business lines or units. OneTrust Vendorpedia enables supplier risk management at scale with NIST templated assessments, built-in controls, automated workflows, ongoing monitoring through the Global Risk Exchange, and audit-ready reporting.

Streamline Assessments and Track Controls for Supplier Risks

Supplier risk assessments are a significant piece of NIST SP 800-53. The publication highlights documentation standards, and standards for updating assessments as changes occur in the supply chain. OneTrust Vendorpedia has controls built into the NIST SP 800-53 supplier risk assessment template, enabling automated risk flagging to understand the likelihood and magnitude of potential harm. After identifying risks, your organization can gain a holistic view of all your suppliers’ risks in a single register. Use the register to track risks mitigation over time with treatment plans, risk timelines, and custom workflows.

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Get Supplier Breach and Regulatory Enforcement Alerts

NIST SP 800-53 includes controls that outline the importance of handling, reporting, and responding to incidents. The OneTrust Vendorpedia Global Risk Exchange aggregates all-source intelligence into a single repository, which includes up-to-date inherent risk details on thousands of suppliers. OneTrust DataGuidance adds its intelligence into the exchange to alert organizations when their suppliers experience enforcement actions or breaches.

Manage and Maintain Records for Privacy Authorization

Privacy is a critical aspect of NIST SP 800-53. The guidelines include controls for tracking data flows that involve transmission of personally identifiable information (PII). With Vendorpedia, your organization can meet its privacy obligations with data mapping functionality, as well as maintain records for all processes throughout the supply chain. Additionally, Vendorpedia helps identify the implementation of proper privacy controls throughout the supply chain and track data sharing with suppliers.

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