If you are a vendor or a supplier of Microsoft and have been asked to go through their supplier security and privacy assurance program, you may be wondering how much does this assessment cost? In this video, we will break down the price range of the assessment cost and the factors that could influence the price.
Hi, my name is Debbie Zaller and I am the Chief Operating Officer at Schellman. Schellman has been performing Microsoft Data Protection Requirements or MS DPR assessments for quite a number of years. We are actually one of the preferred assessors on Microsoft's website. We have actually performed over 100 MS DPR assessments. So you might be wondering how much do these independent MS DPR assessments cost? Here at Schellman, the price range is from $12,000 up until about $25,000 to $30,000. There are essentially two factors that will increase or affect that price.
- The first factor is the requirements that are mandated by Microsoft. Microsoft will determine what your requirements are that are applicable to the organization as you go through the self-assessment process. Those requirements are heavily dependent on the price and the scope of the assessment.
- The other factor is the scope of services that are provided to Microsoft. For example, if your organization is providing multiple services to Microsoft over several different business units and your controls are really not centralized, that will increase the price of the assessment as multiple controls will be assessed for each individual requirement.
So I know the price range of $12,000 to $30,000 is a pretty wide range and you're probably asking yourself, how much is my specific assessment going to cost? Go to our website and complete the form, the contact us form and one of our privacy team professionals will reach out to you and discuss those two factors to determine what your specific cost will be.
About the AuthorMore Content by Debbie Zaller