Sturgeon Ventures highlights acronyms that may have passed you by in recent months – CTPs

Critical Third Parties (CTPs) is a term used regularly by Financial Services companies in relation to Outsourcing, continuing from their work on Operational Resilience last year.

The FCA and the PRA, and Bank of England Have released a further discussion paper on this last month With the increase in Cyber Attacks it is imperative to continue to review.

One’s Cloud Service Provider (CSPs), and how they are protecting your Firm and your Clients’ Data; check out when they last did their own Penetration Tests as part of your CTP assessment.

These Papers can be read in conjunction with the focus on CTPs.

Readers with interest in CTPs should also read these documents

  1. Operational Resilience: Critical Third Parties Discussion Paper
  2. Supervisory Statement SS2/21 Outsourcing and third-party risk management
  3. Financial Stability Report Q3 2021: Building the resilience of the financial system
  4. Read the Financial Services and Markets Bill
  5. Find out more information about the FCA.


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