Partnership Will Enable Black Kite to Easily Integrate with Leading Governance, Risk and Compliance Applications

BOSTON  – March 4, 2021

Black Kite, a leading cybersecurity ratings provider, today announced a value-added reseller agreement with Templar Shield, a premier information security, risk and compliance technology professional services firm. The partnership combines Black Kite’s software- as-a-service (SaaS) cyber risk tools with Templar Shield’s third-party risk management (TPRM) consulting services.

Templar Shield customers will have the option to include Black Kite’s cyber risk rating services in their risk management portfolio. As the industry’s only platform that uses OpenFAIRTM to calculate the probable financial impact of a cyberattack, Black Kite offers users the ability to prioritize risk and allocate resources accordingly, positioning them to scale their TPRM programs more effectively.

Organizations of any size, especially those focused on maximizing resources and reducing cyber risk administrative burdens, can benefit from the addition of Templar Shield’s TPRM-in-a-box solution and GRC advisory and consulting expertise. Templar Shield’s integrated risk management (IRM) capabilities are focused on delivering practices and processes supported by a risk-aware culture and enabling technologies, and critical to Black Kite’s ability to integrate with leading GRC applications.

This partnership will help Black Kite, which currently serves over 160 companies across the globe, meet its aggressive growth targets.

“With plans to double our size again this year, Black Kite is beyond fortunate to have relationships with industry leaders like Templar Shield,” said John Sullivan, senior vice president of sales for Black Kite. “Templar Shield’s GRC expertise is a unique complement to Black Kite’s services, especially for those teams looking to maximize the value and impact of their TPRM programs.”

Over the next year, Templar Shield will help Black Kite build critical integrations with RSA Archer, IBM Open Pages, Lockpath, Quantivate, ServiceNow and others. These technology integrations will bolster the accuracy and depth of Black Kite’s cyber risk ratings.

“We are excited to partner with Black Kite to offer real-time cyber risk intelligence with Open FAIR methodology assessments to identify the financial impacts that various vendors pose to organizations.” said Templar Shield Managing Partner Nicholas Friedman. “We are now able to offer cyber and policy risk visibility capabilities that were previously only available to the Fortune 50. The expansion of cyber risk services to SMEs will foster more robust and secure supply chains.”

About Black Kite:  Black Kite serves cyber risk professionals looking to quantify and maintain visibility of their risk exposure. The platform provides full visibility into an organization’s cyber posture, using the same open-source intelligence tools and techniques hackers use. Unlike other cyber rating products, there’s no “secret sauce.” The process generating every third-party risk assessment is standards-based and fully transparent so that all users understand exactly where their results come from. Why? It’s really this simple: you shouldn’t be flying blind.

About Templar Shield: Templar Shield is a premier information security, risk and compliance technology professional services firm serving North America, the European Union, United Kingdom and South Africa markets with a new Center of Excellence in India. Templar Shield provides a variety of service options to meet client specific needs including advisory, integrated risk transformation consulting, operations, managed services and technical solutions. Templar Shield partners with over 100 Fortune 1000 companies and government entities, driving innovative integrated risk and compliance solutions across numerous business functions.

For more on Black Kite’s products and services, contact:
Danielle Lewan
Director of Marketing
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