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Diligent Boards Completes IRAP Assessment, Enhancing Compliance Posture for Australian Government Entities

September 18, 2023
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Despite its ranking as the world’s fifth most powerful cyber nation, Australia still struggles to deal with a rising global tide in cybercrime. Government agencies, in particular, face increased security risks due to the sensitive nature of the data they handle.

As a service provider to Australian government agencies, listed companies and private corporations, Diligent strives to maintain a robust security posture in the face of this challenging cyber environment. That’s why we’ve recently completed an Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) Cloud Security Assessment to the PROTECTED level for our Diligent Boards solution.

The IRAP assessment allows Australian Government customers to validate that our products and platforms meet strict cybersecurity and information security standards for ICT systems that process or store government information.

It also demonstrates Diligent’s ability to provide governance solutions that have effective and appropriate security controls to manage sensitive data for Australian government agencies.

A vote of confidence and assurance

The assessment was conducted by Intrinsic Cyber an independent, endorsed IRAP assessor. The process involved thoroughly reviewing the platform’s technology, people and processes against the Australian Government’s Information Security Manual (ISM) requirements, covering over 800 controls.

Diligent is no stranger to exacting standards – our work depends on it. The recent IRAP certification joins a growing list of cyber compliance and framework requirements that we’ve fulfilled in the course of our mission.

Diligent’s Security Program already follows the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and ISO/IEC 27001 standards to keep information assets secure. Regular third-party assessments also keep Diligent’s products in compliance with global standards like SOC 1 Type 2, SOC 2 Type 2 and HIPAA/HITECH. (Learn more on our Trust Centre page).

With IRAP and other security measures in place, Diligent can better support the compliance needs of Australian businesses and public-sector bodies.

Demonstrating trust for public sector leaders

The Australian public sector deserves to meet today’s rising governance with online platforms that are equal to the challenge. By undertaking an IRAP assessment, Diligent demonstrates its commitment to providing one of the most secure board collaboration platforms available.

Over one million users and more than 700,000 board members and leaders already rely on Diligent software to make better decisions and lead with purpose; Diligent will continue to find ways to strengthen our product line’s security posture and maintain our user base’s trust for the foreseeable future.

For more information on Diligent Boards and our other products, visit our website.


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