Adobe completes Australian IRAP assessment for Adobe sign

Adobe Sign’s IRAP assessment further supports our commitment to work with digital governments around the world to help create better and safer citizen experiences.

Working using digital sign in office.

By Chandra Sinnathamby

Posted on 05-13-2021

Today, corporate and government leaders around the world are prioritising the urgent need for digital document and signature transformation. This focus is to enhance both citizen and employee experiences while continuing to work to meet industry security standards and regulations.

We are proud to announce that Adobe Sign was assessed on 24 February 2021 against official classification level controls outlined by the Information Security Manual (ISM). The ISM is a cyber security framework that organisations can apply, using their risk management framework, to help protect their information and systems from cyber threats.

The assessment is conducted under the Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP), an initiative to provide high-quality information and communications technology security assessment services to the government, and further supports Adobe’s commitment to work with digital governments around the world to help create better and safer citizen experiences.

This assessment signifies that Adobe Sign provides assurance that our customers can use it when working with the Australian Government. It also enables Australian Government agencies to easily adopt Adobe Sign and create their own document and signature automation experiences.

The requirement for simple, secure and personalised digital citizen experiences was also highlighted in our Adobe and Deloitte Blueprint for Enhanced Citizen Experiences report. The report analyses the results of a survey of 1,000 Australians and explores how Australians engage with government online, citizen expectations from digital government services, and the benefits of personalisation.

Data security and privacy was revealed as a primary concern for citizens, with 20 percent of Australians stating that the safe and ethical storage of their data is one of the most important factors when choosing where to access public information.

Trustworthiness of digital government platforms was also raised as the most important factor for Australians when seeking public information. According to the survey, three in five people (60%) placed ‘trust’ as their top consideration. This was followed by ‘easy-to-understand’ (54%) and ‘most-up-to-date’ (53%).

With political trust reported to be on a strong upward trajectory, the IRAP assessment demonstrates Adobe Sign’s ability to help governments and businesses to deliver better digital experiences, with trust and security at the heart.

Adobe’s foundational framework of security processes and compliance controls, namely Common Controls Framework (CCF), has been key in completing its IRAP assessment. CCF by Adobe is a comprehensive set of simple control requirements, aggregated, correlated and rationalised from the array of industry information security and privacy standards.

Adoption of the CCF has helped enable Adobe’s cloud products, services, platforms and operations to achieve compliance with a host of security certifications, standards and regulations like SOC2, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, ISO 22301:2019, PCI DSS, FedRAMP and others.

We’ve open sourced our CCF to help other organisations who are mapping out industry security and privacy standards for their organisation and invite you to download CCF and adapt it for use in your organisation.

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