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Marian Reed

VP, GRC Services and Integrated Risk Mgmt | VerSprite

Marian has over 30 years experience in Information Security and Risk Management, ranging from

working with development teams, legal, IT Security various executives within the company to implement and manage both local and global risk management programs. She headed the security program for a Fortune 10 company which consisted of multiple business units each having a different level of service they offered to their clients.


Marian has been involved in industry organizations ranging from HIMSS, the organization that created the first certification for products in the healthcare industry, currently serving on the InfraGard Atlanta Board, WEDI Board Member for 9 years, assisted HIMSS and AHIMA in joint partnership in providing training across the nation for security/privacy as it related to healthcare. A leader that is passionate about cybersecurity and providing companies a way to manage cybersecurity based on their business and not just implementing controls for the sake of meeting a framework…let’s take security beyond the frameworks.

Creating a Vendor Risk Management Program that Can Sustain Changes

Day 3 | Track 3 | 3 - 3:50 PM

Understanding the regulatory and legal aspects of the business arrangement and then coupling that with enabling the business to operate in a way that is beneficial in both financial and services aspects is key to a successful Vendor Management Program. Creating new work streams to manage this is the future success of Vendor Management Programs.


A unique approach to Vendor Risk Management is that it is critical to understand the current landscape and risk, but how do you manage this going forward with minimal impact to both teams? Join this session to learn how to leverage the data you currently have against the real threats for the industry you are in and the service(s) the vendor is providing to create a program that can help you manage through change and growth.

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