The Information Security Forum (ISF) has signed an intellectual property (IP) licensing agreement with InfoSecure Group.

The agreement will allow ISF tools and methodologies to be integrated into the InfoSecure Group's range of solutions.

Among the tools will be IRAM, ISF's information risk analysis methodology, which will become part of InfoSecure's new generation risk assessment and compliance solutions suite, available early in 2010.

InfoSecure will also have access to the ISF standard of good practice for information security, along with ISF benchmarking questionnaires, ISF threat/incident lists and the ISF business impact reference table.

Melle Beverwijk, managing director of InfoSecure, said: “ISF tools and methodologies have been developed over 20 years, based on the knowledge, practical experiences and requirements of its members – some 300 of the world's leading companies, public sector organisations – so it is not surprising that they are recognised as world leading.

“Through this licensing agreement we are now able to integrate ISF IP and deliver powerful, automated and well-proven solutions to both ISF members and non-members.”

Prof. Howard A. Schmidt, president and CEO of the ISF, said: “We believe that by working with partners such as InfoSecure, we can truly harness the full power of ISF standards, methodologies and tools and provide more choice for our members in how to use ISF deliverables and services.

“The initiative also extends the reach of ISF IP to a much wider audience and further enhances the awareness, reputation and credibility of the ISF as the leading authority on information security.”