IRAP enables Australian government agencies and bodies to store and run highly sensitive data at the Protected security level.
Noggin, a global industry leader in safety and security technology with headquarters in Sydney Australia, today announced successfully completing an audit of the Noggin 2.0 platform under the Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP), an Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) initiative meant to provide high-quality information and communications technology security assessment services to the Australian Government.
Noggin’s IRAP assessment, the first in its class, means that its leading incident, risk and case management platform can be used by state and federal agencies to manage information classified up to Protected, in alignment with the Australian Government Secure Cloud Strategy. Noggin’s platform can be flexibly configured to solve a wide range of business problems, and the achievement creates new opportunities to securely digitise workflows, information and systems across all levels of government. The Noggin IRAP assessment has already been exploited by initial adopters in government.
Noggin worked closely with an IRAP-accredited assessor to pass a rigorous, multi-stage assessment program, based on a risk assessment model. The independent and accredited assessor reviewed Noggin’s systems, and assessed the actual implementation and effectiveness of security controls, including people, processes, and technology, so as to ensure those systems address the needs of the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM).
The resulting IRAP assessor’s report is available to interested customers. Armed with the IRAP assessor’s report, agencies can review Noggin’s security processes and controls to formally certify and accept the Noggin 2.0 platform for their use.
Noggin CISO/CTO Owen Prime said: “There is a genuine need for agencies to be able to benefit from modern software-as-a-service like Noggin for information management at the Protected classification level. A fully managed turnkey solution means agencies can now rapidly deploy with the confidence that they are meeting their security obligations, but without the costly burden of separately going through the audit process themselves”.
“We are thrilled to have scored our IRAP protected-level government security tick,” said Noggin CEO, James Boddam-Whetham, “The Noggin integrated safety and security software platform has been used extensively by federal and state government public safety response agencies and by corporates supporting the Australian bushfire season response over the last several months. Now, users can get the added security of IRAP, allowing them to run mission-critical work, with added security features. The Noggin platform comes with a library of best practice solutions for business continuity, emergency and crisis management, security operations, case management and safety, all of which are areas where security information management is a highly important selection criteria”.
With the IRAP assessment, Noggin has made available a special Protected level hosting option to eligible customers as an add-on to their subscription. To be eligible to subscribe to this IRAP-Protected Hosting option, customers are required to comply with the ISM up to the level of PROTECTED and must be recognised as having a need to operate up to a PROTECTED level.
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