New infographic shows how to conduct an effective information security risk assessment

ELY , UNITED KINGDOM, July 28, 2015 / -- Vigilant Software, the leader in compliance software, has released a new infographic that explains how to conduct an effective information security risk assessment.

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The infographic refers to ISO 27001, the global information security management standard, which takes a risk assessment-based approach. It is supported by ISO 27005, which provides guidelines for information security risk management and is applicable to all organisations.

Alan Calder, the chief executive of Vigilant Software, says: “In today’s economy, the protection of critical information assets is a key priority for every organisation. But you cannot protect something if you don’t know what the risks are and how to mitigate them.

“Conducting an information security risk assessment is fundamental to ensuring that you make informed security management decisions, select the most appropriate security controls and optimise your cyber security expenditure.”

The benefits of using vsRisk™ – the definitive information security risk assessment tool

The infographic explains how Vigilant Software’s core product, vsRisk, can help organisations conduct an effective information security risk assessment following ISO 27001 methodology.

vsRisk significantly reduces the time and money spent performing an information security risk assessment. The integrated, searchable databases of threats, vulnerabilities and risk scenarios make the risk assessment process simple and intuitive. vsRisk features a controls console that offers a quick view of the status of controls and actions planned, while producing a set of exportable, reusable and audit-ready reports.

vsRisk is compatible with the IT Governance ISO 27001 Documentation Toolkit, which features a full set of customisable documentation templates, policies and procedures needed for compliance with ISO 27001.

View the full features of vsRisk on the developer’s website at:

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Vigilant Software Ltd is part of the IT Governance group of companies and is the specialist ISO 27001 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. Its customer base spans Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. More information is available at

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