In the face of rapidly evolving digital landscapes and strict regulatory pressures, European communes face the monumental task of establishing robust, efficient, and comprehensive governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) frameworks.
The addition to the scope of the NIS2 directive for communes that provide essential services (eg public administration service, education services, transportation services, water supply management services, ...), has further underscored the urgency for municipalities to fortify their information security management systems (ISMS).
To facilitate this transition, Brainframe emerges as a beacon of innovation, offering a tailor-made solution that not only addresses the multifaceted challenges of GRC management but also embodies the spirit of European data sovereignty, privacy, and security.
Understanding the Challenges
Communes that offer and manage essential services already grapple with a labyrinth of GRC challenges. The fragmentation of tools and processes, the lack of digitalization and access to local specialists, the ever changing political landscape, and the complexities in managing multi-entity environments often lead to inefficiencies, higher costs, increased risks, and compliance blind spots.
Furthermore, allowing individual entities the freedom to manage their assets, risks, and progress reports while maintaining central governance, best practices and technical security solutions, presents a significant hurdle for everyone involved.
Welcome to your highway out of the stone ages
At its core, Brainframe is a revolutionary all-in-one ISMS/GRC management solution, meticulously crafted to navigate the complexities of modern-day GRC requirements.
Founded in Luxembourg and fuelled by the expertise of seasoned GRC specialists, Brainframe is not just a tool but a strategic partner in your GRC journey.
Key Features of Brainframe:
- Multi-Entity Multi-Workspace Isolation: Brainframe's architecture is ingeniously designed to manage multiple entities and workspaces, ensuring that each commune can operate independently while still aligning with central governance policies.
- Master Document Feature: Central management of documents is made effortless with Brainframe's master document feature. Critical documents are updated centrally and propagated automatically across all workspaces, ensuring consistency and saving invaluable time.
- Comprehensive Oversight: Gain a bird's eye view of the GRC landscape across multiple entities. Brainframe provides a centralized dashboard, offering insights into the progress, risks, and compliance status of each entity.
- Self-Hosting Capability: For heightened confidentiality and control, Brainframe can be self-hosted within state-managed IT infrastructures, offering an unparalleled level of security and data sovereignty.
- Come as you are: Due to its design, you can instantly augment existing work (e.g. Word/Excel) ensuring these efforts don't go to waste
- Visual: A picture speaks a thousand words, which is why Brainframe gives multiple different views on the same information (asset dependencies, Kanban workflows, risk prioritization matrix, ...)
A strategic alliance
In Luxembourg, institutions like CTIE (Centre des Technologies de l'information de l'état) and SIGI (Syndicat Intercommunal de Gestion Informatique) play a pivotal role in managing the IT infrastructure of municipalities.
Brainframe's solution is in perfect harmony with such institutions, providing a seamless and secure platform to manage GRC tasks effectively, and can help efficiently organize all related work.
With a timely centralized and coordinated reflection, these institutions can avoid that each of these communes will try to prepare for the new NIS2 in their own way, and instead enable them to be ready for the fast approaching deadline of October 2024.
Brainframe can help provide standardisation, digitalization and central management reducing the amount of specialists required to manage an effective GRC program while keeping a full audit trial of what is important, and help make difficult decisions on where to spend limited technology budgets first.