verinice 1.9 is available for download. The open source tool for the management of information security (ISMS) now integrates the updated VDA 2.0 questionnaire. In addition, the verinice team at Göttingen based SerNet GmbH made creating reports, managing users, groups, and permissions a lot easier.
"The catalog of the Association of the Automotive Industry (German VDA) for an Information Security Assessment (ISA), is included since verinice 1.2 and proved to be very popular," says verinice team lead Alexander Koderman. The VDA catalog has now been completely revised and adjusted to the new requirements of ISO 27001: 2013. As VDA ISA Standard 2.0 it is implemented in verinice 1.9. All changes were made in close cooperation with the working group of the VDA. Koderman: "When it comes to the conformity of the standard in verinice to the questionnaire, we can guarantee 100% accuracy."
"The catalog is also of interest outside the automotive industry," notes Koderman. The term 'Auto' is not mentioned once, he says with a wink. "Instead, the catalog grants easy access to information security management, even for beginners." Especially for smaller companies who don't want to work with ISO 27001 or basic protection, this is attractive. "At it-sa 2014 in September we again experienced how high the demand for such opportunities actually is." So he's confident that the ISA standard VDA 2.0 in verinice will adress a wide audience.
Another bonus: If you have worked with the previous version, you can import the results into the ISA standard VDA 2.0. Koderman: "It was important to us that existing users may experience as little effort as possible for the update and the re-evaluation." Thanks to the so-called 'unify function' users do not have to start from scratch.
The central report repository makes vDesigner generated reports available for all users of verinice.PRO. Even in offline mode, the reports are accessible. In addition, reports can be stored local - e.g. for confidential evaluations. Output formats (DOC, XLS, PDF ...) can be arbitrarily set - in addition can now be individually stored on company policy templates customized server-wide default.
As of now verinice 1.8 is ready for download. The new version of the open source tool for your information security management (ISMS) has been put together with the users comfort and ease in mind.
Among the innovations in verinice 1.8, which has been published by SerNet GmbH, are: The management of deadlines for tasks, removing no longer needed objects with repeated imports, new rules for access permissions, breadcrumbs in the object representation, automated addressing (CC / BCC) in mails and the ability to specify a source for report templates.
Seemingly small changes - that have great effect. Alexander Koderman, team lead of Certs & Audit at SerNet, says: "The new version primarily increases the comfort for the user." In his opinion information security management is already a complex field that will further increase in necessity as well as in complexity. "The original idea of verinice always was to make ISMS easier." And that's exactly what version 1.8 tries to accomplish.
In accordance verinice development manager Daniel Murygin stresses: "With verinice 1.8 we have consistently continued on the path to provide a well-to-use ISMS tool that maps complex relationships - and is still a full-grown open source software." For planned versions the mission statement is to further simplify working with the ISMS tool and make it more comfortable. Koderman: "Of course we benefit greatly from the feedback of verinice users who were also the basis for version 1.8." These suggestions are a valuable asset to optimize the ISMS tool in the future.
For more information about the update see the release notes at http://www.verinice.org/verinice-support/release-notes/
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