3rd Party Risk Management , Governance & Risk Management

Managing Third-Party Risks: CISO Insights

TMF Group's Devender Kumar on Effectively Handling Vendor Risk
Devender Kumar, CISO, TMF Global

It's important to look into the inherent risks of engaging with vendors before getting into assessing individual companies, says Devender Kumar, CISO at TMF Group, who discusses how to handle risks arising from third parties.

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In a video interview at Information Security Media Group's recent Cybersecurity Summit in Mumbai, Kumar also talks about:

  • What third-party risks mean in today's interconnected world;
  • The kind of risk assessments needed for vendors;
  • The relevancy of third-party security rankings.

Kumar is global CISO at TMG Group. He has more than 22 years of experience in risk management, including privacy. Prior to joining TMF, Kumar worked at Mphasis, where he was responsible for information security, business continuity and privacy across all geographies.


About the Author

Varun Haran

Varun Haran

Managing Director, Asia & Middle East, ISMG

Haran has been a technology journalist in the Indian market for over six years, covering the enterprise technology segment and specializing in information security. He has driven multiple industry events such as the India Computer Security Conferences (ICSC) and the first edition of the Ground Zero Summit 2013 during his stint at UBM. Prior to joining ISMG, Haran was first a reporter with TechTarget writing for SearchSecurity and SearchCIO; and later, correspondent with InformationWeek, where he covered enterprise technology-related topics for the CIO and IT practitioner.




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