We live in an uncertain world where budgets and resources are tight, yet the need to manage information risk and establish resilience has never been more important.
Steve Durbin, Managing Director of the ISF
LONDON (October 8, 2020) – The Information Security Forum (ISF) today announces the global launch of ISF Aligned Tools Suite 2020, bringing together 14 ISF tools and cross-reference aids, including a rebuilt Benchmark platform and the new IRAM2 WebApp. Aligned to the latest version of the Standard of Good Practice for Information Security 2020 (SOGP 2020), the suite – which also includes Security Healthcheck, Supply Chain accelerator tools and SOGP 2020 cross-references – helps ISF Members demonstrate compliance with international standards and assure security across their external suppliers.
“Cybercrime flourishes in an economic downturn, and as more organizations adopt digitalization and move operations online, their need to protect data and critical assets increases,” said Steve Durbin, Managing Director, ISF. “We live in an uncertain world where budgets and resources are tight, yet the need to manage information risk and establish resilience has never been more important. The ISF Aligned Tools Suite 2020 has been designed to help organizations of all sizes be agile and confident when making decisions on meeting the challenges of this new world.”
Building on more than 30 years of information security knowledge and collaboration, supporting ISF Members with their assessment, compliance, and assurance needs, ISF Aligned Tools Suite 2020 helps businesses answer questions such as:
- How do you prioritize when resources are under pressure?
- How do you determine a manageable level of information risk?
- How do you assure your supply chain?
- How do you manage compliance across multiple standards?
Available exclusively to ISF Members – Aligned Tools Suite 2020 helps organizations save time, prioritize investment, and make smarter decisions. ISF Aligned Tools Suite 2020 can be used individually, or together as a suite, to complement an organization’s existing approach. The tools offer Members a pragmatic approach to addressing a wide range of challenges – whether they be strategic, compliance-driven or process approaches. ISF consultancy services are available to assist in the implementation of the Aligned Tools Suite 2020.
“During these challenging times, the ISF is focused on helping our Members meet business needs, manage risk effectively and provide assurance of the highest levels of protection across their organization,” continued Durbin. “Aligned Tools Suite 2020 provides ISF Members with a means to support their assessment, compliance and assurance needs. The tools help Members demonstrate compliance to international standards and assure security across their external suppliers.”
Organizations can’t afford to drop the ball when it comes to compliance. The Benchmark provides you with the tools you need to demonstrate your level of compliance – and identify gaps that need to be addressed – irrespective of which standard or framework you’ve chosen to align with. However, given the current global environment, neither can organizations afford to neglect underlying cyber risk, which a purely compliance-based approach might not pick up. The IRAM2 Web App enables your organization to apply a risk lens to its compliance efforts by identifying and addressing cyber risk in a systematic and consistent manner.
Aligned Tools Suite 2020 will be featured at ISF World Congress (Digital 2020), which takes place November 15-19, 2020. Now in its 31st year, the annual event provides the setting for attendees to discuss and find solutions to today’s most significant cyber security challenges. For the first time, the event will be held virtually, providing a unique online, interactive global event experience, available in multiple time zones, allowing attendees to watch and participate in the full show at times that best suit their schedules. For more information about Digital 2020, please visit the ISF website. If you are interested in attending this year’s event, please email the Congress Management Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.tkeventsregistration.com/ISFWorldCongress2020.