About SecurityStudio

SecurityStudio is a vendor risk management tool designed to help organizations streamline their third-party information security risk management program with an automated workflow, including automated vendor list import, vendor relationship management, future renewal scheduling, plus S2SCORE risk assessments, built-in metrics, and more. SecurityStudio supports tools which allow users to upload all vendors at once, classify vendors as high, medium or low risk, view all vendors in one dashboard, automate communication with vendors, request remediation for high-risk vendors, auto-renew vendor assessments, and generate management reports.

Custom built for organizations that use third-party vendors, SecurityStudio provides users with the tools to track all of their vendors and the risks they pose on their organization simply and accurately. SecurityStudio works by enabling users to create and manage their third-party inventory from a single and central location. Users can import vendors in bulk all at once, or one at a time, to manage all vendor relationships effectively from the same place. SecurityStudio serves to streamline vendor risk management by automating processes such as the annual vendor renewal and scheduling of future renewals. Vendor classification tools help users manage and prioritize vendors according to their level of risk; high, medium or low. Notifications alert users when a classification is ready to review.

Vendors complete a S2SCORE self-assessment to help users understand what safeguards medium and high-risk vendors have in place to secure their administrative, physical and technical information. Built-in metrics show users which vendors are the riskiest. SecurityStudio allows users to set objective thresholds for information security risk for vendors, then manage vendors in one of four ways; by acceptance, remediation, transference or avoidance. The SecurityStudio workflow engine helps users manage remediation plans and communication automatically. From the SecurityStudio dashboard, users can see all of their vendors at once and identify where the most potential risk is coming from. Users also have central access to all S2SCORE assessments and can generate custom management reports.

Key benefits of SecurityStudio

  • SecurityStudio enables organizations to track all of their vendors and the risks they pose on their organization conveniently from one dashboard. The central dashboard allows users to visualize risk assessment data and see which vendors pose the greatest risk at-a-glance.
  • SecurityStudio allows users to classify all vendors as high, medium or low risk and set thresholds for information security risk for vendors, ensuring users know which vendors to prioritize and follow-up with immediately.
  • Vendors complete a S2SCORE self-assessment to help users understand what safeguards vendors have in place to secure their administrative, physical and technical controls.
  • SecurityStudio processes and mitigates risk with automated remediation plans which are generated and delivered to the vendor automatically.
  • Workflow automation tools serve to enhance user-productivity, allowing users to automate the annual renewal of all vendors, as well as the scheduling of all future renewals.

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    Markets

    United States

    Supported Languages

    English

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    SecurityStudio's dashboard allows users to see all their vendors at once, identify the overall risk exposure of their organization, and pinpoint where in their organization the risk is coming from
    Vendors must demonstrate what safeguards they have in place by completing a S2SCORE self-assessment
    SecurityStudio helps users classify all vendors as high, medium or low risk. Risk is determined by their access to information and how critical that information is
    Import vendors one at a time or all at once, and manage all vendor relationships from a single location
    SecurityStudio automatically generates a remediation plan based on the low-scoring areas of a S2SCORE assessment
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    SecurityStudio screenshot: SecurityStudio's dashboard allows users to see all their vendors at once, identify the overall risk exposure of their organization, and pinpoint where in their organization the risk is coming from SecurityStudio screenshot: Vendors must demonstrate what safeguards they have in place by completing a S2SCORE self-assessment SecurityStudio screenshot: SecurityStudio helps users classify all vendors as high, medium or low risk. Risk is determined by their access to information and how critical that information is SecurityStudio screenshot: Import vendors one at a time or all at once, and manage all vendor relationships from a single location SecurityStudio screenshot: SecurityStudio automatically generates a remediation plan based on the low-scoring areas of a S2SCORE assessment

    Features

    Total features of SecurityStudio: 12

    • Activity Dashboard
    • Assessment Management
    • Assignment Management
    • Automated Scheduling
    • Automatic Notifications
    • Communication Management
    • Customizable Reporting
    • Data Import
    • Data Visualization
    • Prioritizing
    • Risk Assessment
    • Workflow Management

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    Reviews

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    4,9 /5
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    Value for Money
    4,8/5
    Features
    4,8/5
    Ease of Use
    5/5
    Customer Support
    5/5

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    Emily S.
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    • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Easy to Use and Powerful Vendor Risk Management Tool

    Reviewed on 2019/05/24

    Start with one vendor or a small test group when first putting vendors into the tool. Relationship...

    Start with one vendor or a small test group when first putting vendors into the tool. Relationship owners and vendor contacts will naturally have questions and so you'll learn from each vendor experience and be able to apply that learning to subsequent entries.

    Pros

    I really appreciate that VENDEFENSE gave me the tools to be successful with a more robust vendor risk management program without needing more specialized knowledge of this topic. Once we uploaded our vendors and answered some basic demographic questions on each one, the tool took over and now we're benefiting from an even stronger information security program. They also have great customer support to help with any questions that arise along the way.

    Cons

    I'm satisfied with the product so far. There's nothing I dislike.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Helpful Tool for Managing Vendor Security

    Reviewed on 2019/03/13

    Two years ago, we were a small software company in one location with 25 employees. Now we are a...

    Two years ago, we were a small software company in one location with 25 employees. Now we are a company with 3 divisions in 4 locations with remote employees in 12 states. VENDEFENSE is helping us review all our vendors and make sure they are protecting our data and our client's data in a secure and proper manner.

    Prior to VENDEFENSE we were not vetting our vendors security practices at all. Now we have a tool that lets them know that we care about security and also gives them guidelines on how they should be handling security as well.

    Pros

    The customer service has been amazing! Whenever I have a question or issue they are quick to respond. They also are very open to suggestions for changes and responsive to things that aren't working.

    This tool helps our dispersed team come together in one tool to manage our vendors. Having the tool manage the status of each vendor and the workflow has been a huge time saver. The tool is straight forward and very easy to use.

    Cons

    There are still a few workflow items when working within the tool I would like to see changed. When working with the list of vendors that have classifications to be reviewed, after each vendor it returns to the list of vendors instead of the list of classifications. Or after approving the classification if it would just continue to the next vendor, that would be a huge time saver.

    There also could be a few more definitions of terminology right in the tool instead of having to go to the Help area to know the definition of Confidential and Physical/Logical Access, etc.

    Kelly M.
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Vendefense

    Reviewed on 2019/03/19

    Many of our vendors have remote access to provide support of their systems. As a healthcare...

    Many of our vendors have remote access to provide support of their systems. As a healthcare organization, we wanted to ensure our vendors are addressing security in their organization. We needed a solution for assessing the security posture of our vendors. VENDEFENSE provides a streamlined workflow for engaging vendors. It’s easy to use interface minimizes time spent managing assessments. VENDEFENSE produces detailed useful reports. With VENDEFENSE, we are able to identify gaps in vendor security and better protect our network.

    Pros

    Vendefense provides an easy to use interface. The dashboard is well laid out. You can easily review the status of your vendors and where they are in their risk assessment. The risk assessment questions vary by the vendors rated impact. A medium impact vendor will not receive as detailed questionnaire as a high impact vendor. Risk Assessment questions are well worded with helpful pop-ups for additional clarification of the question.

    Cons

    There have been a couple outages of the application, though the vendor has been quick to respond and provide remediation. It would be nice to have access to the email notification templates for customization.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Legal Services
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    VENDEFENSE® constantly exceeds my expectations

    Reviewed on 2019/03/11

    VENDEFENSE® is a great tool in organizing all our vendor-related risk management information. The...

    VENDEFENSE® is a great tool in organizing all our vendor-related risk management information. The automation drastically reduces the effort and time otherwise required by manual operations and communications, while the dashboard provides an overall insight into the security posture of our vendors and the potential impact of their security practices on our business.

    Pros

    As an almost "hands-free" solution for conducting vendor security evaluations, VENDEFENSE® provides a very efficient classification process, automated notifications and reminders, and expert risk assessments. The comprehensive and professional-quality security assessment reports and recommended action plans are of invaluable help. The VENDEFENSE® support team is very knowledgeable, quick to answer my inquiries or requests for assistance, and eager to share with me all the new or improved functionality of the customer web portal interface.

    Cons

    I have yet to run into something worth mentioning. My experience with using VENDEFENSE® has been a very positive one.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Printing
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Game Changing Vendor Managment Tool!

    Reviewed on 2018/12/13

    Using Vendefense has saved us countless hours of manually evaluating and tracking vendor IS...

    Using Vendefense has saved us countless hours of manually evaluating and tracking vendor IS programs to determine risk.

    Pros

    Vendefense has drastically improved the efficiency and accuracy of our vendor management program, and provides an valuable risk rating (FISASCORE) that makes managing vendor risk easier than ever.

    Cons

    There are few if any flaws in the system. Even non-technical business unit managers are able to quickly get up and running with the system.

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    SecurityStudio offers the following pricing plans:

    • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    SecurityStudio offers the following features:

    • Automated annual vendor renewal
    • Automated future renewal management
    • Automated workflow management
    • Automatic notifications
    • Built-in metrics
    • Bulk vendor import
    • Customizable reporting
    • Dashboard
    • Data visualization
    • FISASCORE self-assessment
    • FISASCORE trends
    • IT risk management
    • Remediation assignment
    • Risk assessment
    • Risk tracking
    • Vendor classification (high, medium, low risk)
    • Vendor communication
    • Vendor maintained profiles
    • Vendor qualification tracking
    • Vendor relationship management
    • Vendor risk management

    SecurityStudio has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Mid Size Business

    SecurityStudio supports the following languages:

    English

    We do not have any information about what devices SecurityStudio supports

    We do not have any information about what integrations SecurityStudio has

    SecurityStudio offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support

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