Secunia has become a member of the Information Security Forum (ISF), an independent authority on best practice in the field of information risk management. Secunia thereby joins the ISF’s international association of around 300 global companies and public sector organizations.
The ISF educates organizations about understanding and recognizing information risks within their environments in order to initiate planning and response, and thereby develop and implement security programs. The ISF’s insights and best practice standards and tools are embedded in its supporting model of core principles: six steps covering governance, risk, compliance, people, process, and technology.
Secunia believes that, with vulnerability threats spreading through all IT departments, it is imperative that IT operations include vulnerability & patch management as a critical component of their daily operations, and align this strategy with their core business.
“Senior business decision makers such as CFOs, CEOs, and CCOs are now starting to become more aware of the vulnerability threat and are taking greater responsibility. Transparency, control, and prevention through risk management are critical elements. In turn, risk management would be incomplete without considering information system security, and in order to reliably assess and address associated risks and threats, a process that maps the entire lifecycle is vital. By leveraging Secunia’s award-winning Vulnerability Intelligence and combining it with the ISF’s unrivalled expertise, this is something special that our customers and the community can only benefit from,” said Brian Birkvald, Security Partner Director, Secunia.
By joining the ISF, Secunia also further commits to helping resolve IT security challenges, particularly the threat posed by vulnerabilities in third-party software, which can compromise entire IT infrastructures if left unpatched.
In return, Secunia thereby gains access to ISF’s comprehensive knowledge hub, valuable research reports, risk methodologies, and benchmarking tools; and also gains the opportunity to collaborate with industry peers.