Services

NOR-STA Services

  • Template hosting
  • Argument hosting
  • Evidence hosting
  • Template editing
  • Argument editing
  • Evidence integration
  • Template sharing
  • Argument sharing
  • Argument assessment
  • Assessment visualisation
  • User training
  • Auditor training
  • Owner training
  • User consulting
  • Auditor consulting
  • Owner consulting
  • On-line support
 
NOR-STA - innovative IT services aimed to support processes of managing conformance to standards and norms. The NOR-STA services add business value with:
  • explicit representation of the conformance argument,
  • integration of the supporting evidence with the argument (in any multimedial digitalized form and from distributed repositories),
  • use of the argument templates which are derived from the text of standards,
  • method of conformance assessment matched with the standard,
  • effective visualization of the conformance status,
  • management of conformance in a private cloud providing for  high availability and mobility and low starting costs.
The NOR-STA services provide for representing and maintaining conformance arguments, integrating these arguments with the supporting evidence and assessing the compelling power of the arguments. NOR-STA integrates three main viewpoints on standards: owner, user and assessor. NOR-STA services move the whole problem of conformance demonstration and assessment to the Internet in a way which respects users’ expectations related to information security.

NOR-STA services support key business processes of standard Owners, standard Users and Auditors:

  • Achieving conformance
  • Maintaining conformance
  • Assessment/Certification
  • Certificate promotion
  • Standard promotion

The NOR-STA Services Map shows the support for the above processes by the particular NOR-STA services (click on the picture to enlarge).

 

The model of using NOR-STA services in the process of achieving and assessing conformance to standards is presented below.

 

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NOR-STA services foster cooperation among Standard User who adopts a standard, Standard Owner who proposed the standard,
and Auditor who assesses the conformance.


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With the help of NOR-STA services the adopted standard is transformed into the Conformance Template. This conversion is performed with involvement of Standard Owner and Auditor who interpret the standard.


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Standard User uses NOR-STA services to develop Conformance Argument filling the Conformance Template with additional arguments and the supporting evidence.


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Conformance Argument is assessed by Auditor to check the conformance.


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Standard User receives formal certificate of conformance from the Auditor.