London, 29 April 2014 – Vigilant Software, the leader in compliance software, has launched its latest version of vsRisk™, which is fully compatible with ISO27001:2013. The new version of the information security risk assessment software also presents the opportunity to apply it to multiple information security management systems (ISMSs), across different companies and geographic locations.
“The new version of vsRisk enables risk assessors to choose from either an asset-based or scenario-based risk assessment methodology, in line with the more flexible approach in dealing with risk assessments, as supported by ISO27001:2013”, says Alan Calder, Founder and Executive Chairman of IT Governance, the holding company of Vigilant Software.
“vsRisk 2.3 also includes features such as the option to use control sets from either ISO27001:2013, ISO27001:2005 or the cyber security standard, ISO27032, in addition to producing advanced audit-ready reports. The multiple ISMS feature provides the flexibility to easily switch between multiple ISMSs from a single tool, presenting numerous benefits for information security consultants, or organisations that have more than one ISMS”.
vsRisk presents a risk assessment framework that is easy to use, flexible and intuitive, helping the risk assessor or risk consultant to complete cyber security risk assessments in no time.
The option also exists to create views and categories based on risks, owners, assets or even customised groups, such as the HR or Finance Department, as well as creating additional sub-groups.
Calder says, “The software includes a database of common threats and vulnerabilities from ISO27005, as well as a database of common risk scenarios. The user-friendly interface, risk assessment framework and built-in databases eliminate the need to start the risk assessment process from scratch, helping to speed up the process of conducting a risk assessment by over 70 %.”
“In addition to the integrated databases and control sets there is also the option of creating and adding additional controls and risks.”
vsRisk is available in standalone, single user or network-enabled versions, and includes a multi-user option which enables groups of risk assessors to conduct risk assessments at the same time across the organisation, with one tool – using a similar format and consistent approach – which ensures uniformity.
Other features include integrated security that enables single-sign-on, as well as reports that can be edited, customised and shared across the business and auditors.
To download the free 15-day trial of vsRisk 2.3, visit https://www.vigilantsoftware.co.uk/t-trial.aspx
vsRisk 2.3 is being launched by IT Governance at InfoSecurity Europe 2014, Europe’s largest information security event, on 29 April – 1 May at Earl’s Court, London, where IT Governance is an exhibitor (stand # F103). Visitors to the stand will be able to see demonstrations of vsRisk.
Notes to editors:
Vigilant Software aims to make Information Security Risk Assessment and Management straightforward and affordable for all, transforming the traditionally complex process of risk management, and therefore enabling organisations worldwide to be compliant with ISO 27001. Vigilant Software is owned by IT Governance Ltd; globally acknowledged as a leading authority on IT governance and information security.