Vigilant Software Launches Upgraded Risk Assessment Tool vsRisk™ 1.6

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Specialist ISO27001 risk assessment company Vigilant Software is today launching an upgrade to the industry-leading vsRisk™ tool, which can minimise the time spent performing risk assessments.

Specialist ISO27001 risk assessment company Vigilant Software (http://www.vigilantsoftware.co.uk/) is today launching an upgrade to the industry-leading vsRisk™ tool, which can minimise the time spent performing risk assessments.

Alan Calder, Chief Executive of Vigilant Software, says: ‘Risk assessment is a core competence of cybersecurity management. Every decision project managers make on how to control risk must be proportionate to the actual risk their organisation faces. The new vsRisk 1.6 is a wizard-based application which simplifies and accelerates the risk assessment process, and dramatically reduces the costs and overheads of pursuing compliance with the information security management standard ISO27001.’

Calder continues: ‘When developing vsRisk 1.6 we have looked at how the market is evolving and the specific challenges faced by our customers. vsRisk 1.6 builds on the success of its predecessors, particularly in terms of making grouped assessments possible and in simplifying and improving how risk assessments can be cascaded to assets within a group. We have also revamped our user support package and, alongside vsRisk 1.6, we are launching an update and support service package.’

Aimed at IT managers, risk managers, information security managers, information security management system lead implementers and, indeed, any parties responsible for risk management, the many benefits of vsRisk 1.6 include assessing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information. Significant changes to the risk environment can be incorporated into the risk assessment quickly and easily through vsRisk 1.6. This new release of the vsRisk software tool comes in standalone and network-enabled versions. The network-enabled version allows the product to be installed on a network and accessed by multiple asset owners. vsRisk 1.6 can also be operated in a standalone capacity by a lead risk assessor, or deployed by consultants (via the vsRisk Consultant Edition) to multiple client environments. The tool ensures risk assessment is consistent and repeatable.

vsRisk 1.6 is available in CD-ROM format (ISBN: 978-1-84928-394-6) for £995 at: http://www.vigilantsoftware.co.uk/product/1676.aspx. The network-enabled version (http://www.vigilantsoftware.co.uk/product/1677.aspx) is priced at £1,395. Upgrade and support package information is also available on these product pages.

NOTES TO EDITORS:
Vigilant Software Ltd is part of the IT Governance group of companies and is the specialist ISO27001 risk assessment company. It specialises in developing and deploying tools that help organisations manage information security risk in compliance with industry-leading standards, such as ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27005. Vigilant Software’s customer base spans Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. More information is available at: http://www.vigilantsoftware.co.uk.

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