SerNet has released the open source ISMS tool verinice in version 1.16. With this release, the team focuses on data protection and especially the GDPR. The combination of verinice and the Data Protection Module now makes it possible to comfortably document processing activities and to implement contracted data processing in compliance with EU law.
Data protection with verinice
The Data Protection Module supports the documentation of contracted data processing, contracting parties and services in accordance with Article 28 GDPR. Corresponding contracts can be integrated directly. Data protection expert Sirin Torun, who designed the Data Protection module, also draws attention to the ADV controls that she developed herself: "They form a catalogue of measures that supports the verification and documentation of order processing. The ADV controls can also be used for initial or follow-up audits."
For the list of processing activities according to the GDPR, the Data Protection Module provides an example catalogue with samples of procedures including exemplary solutions for typical data protection problems - easily adaptable to the respective company, enterprise and authorities and can be extended as required. Torun emphasizes: "A special feature is that the technical and organizational measures (TOMs) can be selected from the ISO 27001 controls or the German BSI IT Baseline Protection measures and are assigned to the data protection objectives of Article 32 GDPR". This enables users to find their way quickly and work efficiently. The resulting interface between data protection and information security management means a considerable value for users. Especially if the ISMS is documented with verinice, costs can be reduced and the documentation effort can be reduced.
All data from the Data Protection Module can also be aggregated in reports. A total of 12 reports summarize the necessary information on a special area or on an overview topic.
The Data Protection Module is currently only available in German. Also it requires a verinice subscription. SerNet is planning further updates for the data protection module in the near future. The next topics on the roadmap are data protection risk management and risk analysis as well as data protection impact assessment. Users of the current data protection module should have access to these new features.
Modernized IT Baseline Protection
verinice 1.16 also has some innovations to show for the implementation of the new BSI IT Baseline Protection. The Baseline Protection Compendium has been revised, an implementation status for requirements and measures has been added, an identifier marks links clearer and new object types represent the diverse documentation tasks of the modernized IT Baseline Protection. As well as the Data Protection Module, the new IT Baseline Protection is only available in German.
Details about verinice 1.16 can be found in the release notes and about the Data Protection Module on the product page in the verinice.SHOP (German only) – interested parties can also participate in one of our webinars and get a first impression.
The verinice.TEAM has released the ISMS tool verinice in version 1.15. Main changes are the integration of the Modernized IT Baseline Protection issued by the German BSI (Federal Office for Information Security) and support of the EU GDPR. Publisher SerNet provides verinice and verinice.PRO for download in the verinice.SHOP or in the customer repository. The release also includes enhancements in various areas such as search and indexing, report query, and the web frontend.
EU GDPR and Data Privacy Module
verinice 1.15 and the enhanced Data Privacy Module enable working with the EU GDPR. The extended Module will be available for download in the verinice.SHOP or in the update repository soon: In addition to the mapping of the dircetory of processings, it also supports the required documentation for contract data processing. Until the deadline in May, additional extensions for the Modul are planned. They include risk management for data privacy and the data privacy impact assessment.
Implement Modernized IT Baseline Protection
verinice 1.15 is the first version that implements the Modernized IT Baseline Protection according to the new BSI standards 200-1, 200-2 and 200-3.
More updates for verinice are on the horizon this year. These are intended to integrate the still missing content from the BSI. verinice Product Owner Michael Flürenbrock: "Users should be able to work with the latest version of the new Baseline Protection in verinice in a timely manner." In particular, risk management and the migration from the previous IT Baseline Protection Catalog to the IT Baseline Protection Compendium are among the expected BSI updates.
verinice users will receive the new versions as part of their ongoing subscriptions.
KIX connection in cooperation with c.a.p.e. IT
In verinice 1.15 the REST interface was expanded. The verinice.TEAM is working closely with Chemnitz (Germany) based c.a.p.e IT, manufacturer of the OTRS-based ticket system KIX. Thus, after Greenbone / OpenVAS now another IT service management (ITSM) tool is directly linked to verinice.
verinice.XP - the conference - in March - in Berlin
The verinice.XP from 21 to 23 March 2018 evolves around verinice. All users of the ISMS tool are invited to Berlin In addition to lectures on innovations such as the Modernized IT Baseline Protection and data privacy in verinice, participants can also expect reports from daily practice, e.g. for use at Berlin Brandenburg Airport, Europ Assistance or for industries such as finance and insurance, water companies and hosters. Tickets and more information at verinicexp.org.
it-sa - the annual fair and meeting place for the IT security industry - will take place from 10 to 12 October in Nuremberg this year. SerNet will be there together with verinice.PARTNERS at the verinice booth in Hall 9 / 9-204.
SerNets verinice.TEAM will be accompanied by some partners from the verinice.PARTNERS network. Cassini, IT-InfoSec, neam and SILA Consulting are part of the project. Together they will present verinice and offer an outlook on verinice 1.15. The partners will also inform about their individual services such as the design, implementation and optimization of a management system for information security, as well as certification and trainings.
You want to learn more about verinice or certain functions? You want to know if verinice is the right tool for you? Or just give us feedback on the software? You want to get to know some verinice.PARTNERS and their services? We look forward to welcoming you at our booth. For appointments send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get your visitor ticket for free access to it-sa: Just redeem the voucher code A361597 at http://www.it-sa.de/voucher/. With a visitor ticket you’ll be able to explore it-sa on any day starting at 9am.
verinice has been released in version 1.14 and is available at the verinice.SHOP. Sernet's verinice.TEAM has several major and minor changes packed into the release for the ISMS tool. One focus is on the redesign of the web front end. In addition, there are already some changes in the background for the newly introduced license management. The release notes offer all details.
Redesigned web front end
The most striking innovation of verinice 1.14 is the basic redesign of the web front end, which can be used by verinice.PRO customers. This presents itself sleaker, with more comfortable user experience - and responsive. verinice.PRO users are now able to use it with mobile devices. In addition, the web front end has been upgraded in terms of security.
Newly added is a graphical analysis, which always provides an overview of the current status of information security. It shows the implementation status of the basic protection measures and the ISO controls across all organisations/scopes. This shoul simplify the daily work of CISOs and security officers in particular. With the graphical interface, they can retrieve results in real-time and report them.
The changes are the first step of a fundamental overhaul of the web front end. Further functions will be added.
Also new in verinice 1.14 is a comprehensive license management: Standards can be integrated directly into the tool with their original content. Licenses can be purchased in the verinice.SHOP soon. With verinice 1.14 the preparations for upcoming versions have begun in the background. One of the upcoming innovations concerns the German modernized IT Baseline Protection.
You bought the previous version verinice 1.13 after June 10, 2017? Contact us at sales@ and we will send you a voucher code to download verinice 1.14. sernet.com
The verinice.XP 2017 agenda is online! Our information security conference takes place on February 6th and 7th at Sofitel Kurfürstendamm in Berlin.
The first day "Grundschutztag" about "BSI Baseline Security" starts with Marc Fliehe's keynote from BITKOM e.V. and is followed by Jan Grasshof (Cassini) about "Grundschutz" at Berlin's public administration and Holger Schellhaas (TCI) at a travel insurance company. Ronny Frankenstein (HiSolutions) gives an overview about "Neuer Grundschutz" and Alexander Koderman reports about "Geheimschutz and Grundschutz". The final session is presented by Michael Flürenbrock from SerNet as an overview and discussion about the verinice future roadmap.
The second "ISO day" starts with a keynote from Boban Krši? (DENIC) about Business Continuity Management followed by talks about ISMS usage at AEB (Volkher Wegst), about risk and compliance management at University of Oxford (Jonathan Ashton) and SOX management at US based energy company ITRON (Michael Schneider). SerNet lawyer Sirin Torun will talk about the "EU General Data Protection Regulation" and how it will be integrated in verinice, and the day will close with a general discussion in the verinice.FORUM for all attendees.
Registration for the conference is open at verinicexp.org for a fee of 150 Euro per day. A social event in the conference hotel on the evening of the first day is the opportunity for networking and meeting with both other participants and the verinice.TEAM as well. All participants will receive a voucher code for the verinice manual for a free download. verinice.PRO customers can ask for a 20% discount voucher via mail to email@example.com!