GRC in the 21st Century: The Key to Sustainable Business Growth
Gone are the years of simplicity in business operations—today we live in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world. The World Economic Forum (WEF) said it best: ‘As volatility in multiple domains grows in parallel, the risk of polycrises accelerates’. This foreboding warning from the WEF suggests that political and economic uncertainty could lead to […]
CoreStream is sponsoring the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) 22nd Annual Event in Chicago from October 2nd to 4th
The team from CoreStream will be exhibiting and sponsoring the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) 22nd Annual Event in Chicago from October 2nd to 4th. Come visit us at booth #812 to discuss how we help companies achieve their key business objectives, avoid operational risks, and operate with transparency and integrity. An effective Governance, Risk, […]
CoreStream is now certified against the latest ISO27001:2022 standard
We are pleased to announce that CoreStream has successfully transitioned from being certified against the ISO27001:2017 standard to the ISO27001:2022 version of the standard. The changes help align ISO 27001 with other ISO management standards, and places greater importance on defining Information Security Management System responsibilities, communication with interested parties and holding individuals accountable for […]
CoreStream 2.4 Release Notes
CoreStream 2.4 is an exciting release for a number of reasons. It is the first release where we have adopted our new fixed length release process, ensuring we deliver a new Platform release every 2 months. It means being strict with scope, but it helps ensure we can articulate our roadmap with more confidence, and […]
First Apprentice Graduate at CoreStream
We are pleased to announce that Zoltan Erdei from our Configuration Team has recently completed his 18-month Business Analyst Level 4 Apprenticeship Programme. The apprenticeship focussed on a range of trainer-led remote courses, aligned with real life practical experience on the job. Having successfully completed all the course work and assignments, and achieved an overall […]
Third Party Management by Design Workshop
Workshop Abstract: The structures and realities of business today have changed. Traditional brick-and-mortar business is outdated: physical buildings and conventional employees no longer define the organization. The modern organization is an interconnected web of relationships, interactions, and transactions that span traditional business boundaries. Layers of relationships go beyond traditional employees to include suppliers, vendors, outsourcers, […]
CoreStream 2.3 Release Notes
The Platform continues to go from strength to strength and we are excited about the features we have coming in 2023. Release 2.3 was more about ensuring we deliver on one of our main strategic objectives – delivering a stable, performant platform that can be rapidly configured. In 2.3 we have released a new version […]
Why GRC and Access Governance need to work together in the digital enterprise.
Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) programs are designed to protect the company, its stakeholders, and its reputation by ensuring compliance with laws and regulations, mitigating risks, promoting ethical behavior, and enhancing operational efficiency. Companies can adopt a solid governance framework for sustainable and responsible growth by adopting GRC programs. However, governance frameworks (SOX, EURO-SOX, BASEL […]
Enhesa announces strategic partnership with CoreStream
Enhesa’s EHS regulatory compliance content to be integrated in the CoreStream platform to simplify risk and compliance management Brussels, Washington & London, 6 June 2023 – Enhesa, the leading provider of global regulatory and sustainability intelligence, today announced a strategic partnership with CoreStream, a leading governance, risk and compliance (GRC) technology provider that helps organizations […]
GRC 2020 Analyst Solution Perspective
Over the past few months, GRC 2020 has been performing an independent review of our platform, taking inputs from a variety of existing CoreStream clients. This has work has culminated in a ‘Solution Perspective’ document which we are delighted to be able to share with clients, partners and beyond! It provides an excellent outline of […]
What is your North Star?
I recently attended the Women of Silicon Valley roundabout event and the question “What is your North Star?” is one that stuck with me, so I Googled it and was surprised to see the words “life’s purpose” and “true calling” appear. Growing up and then working within the corporate world for nearly a decade I […]
CoreStream 2.2 Release Notes
2.2 is exciting for a number of reasons. We have made a real step change on our journey to put more choices into the hands of our end users. Once enabled, grid level PDF and Excel exports are now available as personalisation choices for end users. This helps improve flexibility and reduces the time clients […]
CoreStream 2.1 Release Notes
2.0 was certainly a tough act to follow. We released a number of key features including ournew policy management portal, an artificial intelligence-based controls assessment and madegreat strides in reporting, including a new risk visualisation tool, and admin configurabledashboards. 2.1 is a worthy successor, introducing some new key features and ensuring thatgreat strides have been […]
RISC Conference 2023
CoreStream attended the Risk Information Security Conference on Thursday 9th March and braved the elements after a heavy downpour of snow. Thanks to Tania Palmariellodiviney at Data Privacy Simplified for arranging the event, and to all the delegates who managed to attend. If you would like to hear more about our platform modules please email […]
CoreStream sponsoring the Risk Information Security Conference
CoreStream is sponsoring and exhibiting at the Risk Information Security Conference (RISC) in Birmingham on Thursday 9th March 2023, a conference for Information Governance, Data Protection and Cyber Security Leads in Health and Social Care. Sophie Lis (Director of Compliance and Information Governance) and Paul Cadwallader (SVP Business Development) will be attending on behalf of […]
International Data Protection Day: 28th January
January 28th is International Data Protection Day. Whilst data protection should be a top priority all year round, this day is focused on raising awareness about the importance of protecting the privacy of personal information. With data breaches on the rise (a recent study found that data breaches rose by 70% globally in Q3 2022), it has […]
Privacy by Design ISO standard
As of the 8th February 2023, the International Organisation for Standards (ISO) will adopt Privacy by Design (PbD) as part of ISO 31700 standard, to ensure that organisations of all sizes consider PbD. As a guideline, PbD applies to IT systems, the physical design of products and services, network infrastructure and accountable business practices. Please […]
CoreStream sponsoring the national SIGN awards
CoreStream is sponsoring the National SIGN Awards and Mini-Con at the iCentrum in Birmingham on Thursday 17th November. Sophie Lis (Director of Compliance and Information Governance) will be attending on behalf of CoreStream. If you are attending and would like to arrange a time to meet with her, please do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
CoreStream 2.0 Release Notes
The CoreStream team would claim that I say this about every release, but the level of excitement we all have about our 2.0 release is unmatched. It had to be significant to be worthy of the 2.0 label, and really is a step change. We have introduced a new approach to Policy Management, providing a […]
Third Party Risk Management Webinar – 23rd November 2022
We (CoreStream and our sister company VinciWorks) have been receiving increasing numbers of enquiries around managing the risk of third parties and the impact they can have on an organisation. To cover off some of the common questions we receive, we are hosting a webinar in November. Below are further details and the link to […]
CoreStream – proud sponsors of the Lifting Limits charity
CoreStream is proud to announce a new sponsorship of the Lifting Limits charity, a charity with a mission to challenge gender stereotyping and promote gender equality. Gender stereotyping limits lives, bombarding children from birth with messages about suitable toys, clothes, roles, books, language and appearance according to gender, feeding attitudes towards gender which become ingrained […]
Code First Girls
Nat Amanfo from our Configuration Team recently participated in a Code First Girls course. Read about her experiences below… Code First Girls is an organisation that helps women transition into tech roles by introducing them into programming and networking them with tech companies. Their mission is to close the gender gap in the technology industry, […]
Laptops for schools
As you may have heard in the press, the move to remote-schooling during the pandemic has meant that many children have been unable to access online lessons due to a lack of devices, or broadband access. As a technology provider we felt it was our duty to do our bit to help, so to date we […]
CoreStream Information Asset Management v2.0
A belated happy new year to everyone! It’s safe to say that the last 10 months have been challenging for everyone, and for CoreStream this has meant transitioning from an office based environment to a home working environment. Whilst this took a bit of adjustment, we are pleased to report that it is business as […]
Supporting our Customers and Staff during the Coronavirus outbreak
During the past few weeks CoreStream has been conducting an assessment of the potential disruption that could be caused by the increasing spread of the Coronavirus. The safety and wellbeing of our staff is paramount, and consequently we have instructed all staff to work from home until further notice. Our staff are well equipped to […]
CoreStream is proud to support the World Land Trust’s Plant a Tree programme
Over the last 6 months the CoreStream team has stepped up our efforts to ensure that our organisation is as environmentally friendly as possible. In December 2019, instead of sending out Christmas cards CoreStream decided to donate money to the World Land Trust for tree planting. By planting trees with World Land Trust (WLT), we […]
CoreStream attending the Data Protection Practitioners’ Conference 2020
CoreStream will be exhibiting at the Data Protection Practitioners’ Conference 2020 on Monday 6th April 2020, which will be held at the Manchester Central Convention Complex . Please come and see us if you are attending. We will be at stand 34, located in the middle of the auditorium. #dppc2020
CoreStream and the Green Agenda
2019 will forever be known as the year that the world finally woke up to climate change. The change of consciousness began at about the time of a stark warning by leading climate scientists in October 2018. A report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stated that we only have 12 years […]
Our CoreStream Rebrand is now live!
The new CoreStream rebrand officially launches today!
We are insightful, We are genuine, We are individual
CoreStream’s rebrand will be live tomorrow!
CORESTREAM is entering a defining period of opportunity and growth in its evolution as a company
We did it! CoreStream DropOuts skydived for Pancreatic Cancer UK
On the 19th May, the CoreStream Dropouts plunged the 10,000ft drop with a 30 seconds freefall for Pancreatic Cancer UK.
CoreStream DropOuts are taking the 10,000ft plunge for Pancreatic Cancer UK.
Did you know that less than 1% of UK cancer research spend has been directed towards Pancreatic Cancer?
A note on automation
It is widely acknowledged within the testing industry that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 was a textbook testing failure and a watershed moment in the company’s recent history.
Embedding GDPR and Data Protection in your organisation
It’s been 8 months since the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force, and organisations are becoming increasingly aware that GDPR is not a one-time project.
CoreStream End of Year Update
It has been another busy year for the CoreStream team. As we look back over the last 12 months, we have really enjoyed supporting and working alongside our new and existing clients, and are incredibly proud of the results.
User Experience (UX) Design Trends
With 2018 heading to a close at the digital age’s usual breakneck speed, we have been fortunate enough as UX designers and User Interface (UI) developers to be more involved than ever in the process of product design.
CoreStream Platform Update: Information Asset Manager now includes Subject Access Requests
CoreStream is delighted to announce the release of a new version of Information Asset Manager to include Subject Access Requests.
CoreStream at Digitech18!
On Wednesday 31st October, the CoreStream team attended the Digitech18 Conference in Leeds.
CoreStream is proud to announce that we have achieved Cyber Essentials accreditation!
Cyber Essentials is a UK Government Scheme that helps organisations improve their online defences and guard against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks.
CoreStream has moved!
On Monday, CoreStream moved to a newer and larger office in Marble Arch, London. Our new address is 25 Green Street, London, W1K 7AX. Please update your address books!
CoreStream team takes on the Triathlon!
Congratulations to the CoreStream Team who took part in the London Triathlon on Saturday. Successfully swimming 1500m, cycling 40km and running 10km in the 30 degree heat, the team finished with great times and even better sun tans! Everyone had been working hard in the lead up to get themselves fit for the event. Well […]
CoreStream Information Asset Manager v2 – new GDPR features released
CoreStream is pleased to announce that CoreStream Information Asset Manager v2 has now been released, which incorporates some of the key elements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Key features of the new offering include: Ability to capture the data fields and data classifications contained within your Information Assets, allowing for more granular risk […]
Information Asset Manager: GDPR features
Many of our customers have been enquiring about whether CoreStream will be releasing new features of Information Asset Manager (IAM), to incorporate some of the key elements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). CoreStream has reviewed the regulation and spoken to our clients, and are pleased to announce the release of new IAM features […]
CoreStream End of Year Update
As we move into the final few days of 2017, it provides us with an opportunity to reflect on what has been another very busy year for the CoreStream team. This year has seen an expansion of our Digital Governance, Risk, and Information Asset Management offerings, as well as the introduction of new functionality and […]
Coming soon…..a new version of Information Asset Manager to allow organisations to assess their alignment with GDPR Principles
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in the UK from 25 May 2018. The government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect the commencement of the GDPR. CoreStream, like many other organisations, is currently analysing the requirements of GDPR, to ensure that our systems and […]
In the press: The strategic risk of cybercrime
The recent article written by CoreStream on the threat of cybercrime was featured in IT Pro Portal, Information Age, Data IQ Online and Network Security. This free download is the full PDF version of this article. The strategic risk of cybercrime: Prevention deserves the highest priority.
The CoreStream Newsletter – Spring edition
Welcome to the Spring edition of our newsletter, highlighting how to de-risk your technology projects as well as our Digital Governance offering. Please download the issue here.
In the press: Taking risk management seriously
The recent article written by CoreStream on taking risk management seriously was featured in Information Age, Risk & Compliance Magazine & netimperative.com This free download is the full PDF version of this article. Taking risk management seriously.
In the press: Taking the risk out of the digital revolution
The recent article written by CoreStream on taking the risk out of the digital revolution was featured in The Economist LeanBack Series, Risk & Compliance Magazine, Information Age, GMA Talkback, IT Security Guru, IT Security News, Digital Marketing Magazine & Data IQ. This free download is the full PDF version of this article. Taking the […]
In the press: Managing and protecting data in the NHS
The recent article written by CoreStream on managing and protecting data in the NHS was featured in IT Pro Portal & Information Age. This free download is the full PDF version of this article. Managing and protecting data in the NHS.
In the press: How the right culture is key to successful GRC
The recent article written by CoreStream on fostering the right GRC culture was featured in newbusiness.co.uk, growthbusiness.co.uk, Real Business & Fresh Business Thinking. This free download is the full PDF version of this article. How the right culture is key to successful GRC.
In the press: De-risking technology projects
The recent article written by CoreStream on de-risking technology projects was featured in IT Pro Portal & Information Age. This free download is the full PDF version of this article. De-risking technology projects.
Taking the risk out of the digital revolution
The recent article written by CoreStream on taking the risk out of the digital revolution was featured in the January edition of Risk and Compliance magazine. This free download is the full PDF version of this article. Taking the risk out of the digital revolution
CoreStream attending the Gartner Symposium / ITxpo
Richard Eddolls, on behalf of CoreStream, will be attending the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo from 8-12 November 2015 in Barcelona. The Gartner Symposium is a gathering of CIOs and Senior IT Executives, designed to provide them with the strategies, insights and tools they’ll need to lead the next generation of IT and achieve business outcomes. Please message […]
How CoreStream achieved ISO27001 certification
CoreStream is proud to announce that we have had our ISO27001 certification approved for another year. ISO 27001 accreditation means that our customers and their end users are assured that their information assets are secure and managed in accordance with the strictest international standards. “ISO 27001 certification assures our customers that CoreStream has robust controls, […]
New CoreStream website launched
CoreStream is proud to announce the launch of our new, improved website (www.corestream.co.uk). We are confident that it reflects our company values; delivering innovative, intuitive and user focussed technology solutions.
CoreStream is a Crown Commercial Service (CCS) supplier
CoreStream is proud to announce that we have recently become a Crown Commercial Service (CCS) supplier. The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) works with both departments and organisations across the whole of the public sector to ensure maximum value is extracted from every commercial relationship, and to improve the quality of service delivery. The CCS goal […]
CoreStream to attend the ICO Data Protection Practitioner Conference 2015
CoreStream is proud to announce that we will be attending the ICO Data Protection Practitioner Conference at Manchester Central Convention Complex on 2nd March 2015. You can follow the event on Twitter at #dppc2015 The conference will provide an opportunity for data protection practitioners to raise questions, hear presentations on a range of topical issues, […]
What we have been up to and what there is to look forward to…
It was an extremely busy 2014 for all at CoreStream. We successfully implemented our Platform at a number of clients including First Utility, NHS England, and the BBC. In addition to client engagements we continue to develop the core platform and during 2014 we have: Launched 2 new modules – Workflow Manager and Information Asset […]
Version 2 of the CoreStream Platform is launched!
Version 2 of the CoreStream Platform has been successfully launched during January 2014. The new version has integrated several new features, including: A flexible workflow component that can be rapidly configured to support all manner of worklow processes from business case or marketing asset approval to reporting supplier nonconformities and approving holiday or expense requests. […]
Operational Risk and Regulation Magazine’s GRC Special Feature
The recent article written by CoreStream on fostering a desirable Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) culture was part of a wider GRC special edition in the Operational Risk and Regulation Magazine. This free download is the full PDF version of this special edition. Please download Op Risk & Reg – GRC Special Edition
A cultural guide to GRC
CoreStream offers a set of considerations when implementing or refining a practice, be it integrated governance, risk & compliance (GRC) or a single risk or compliance area, with the primary aim of fostering the right culture. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to effective GRC, but there are common threads that will have a significant impact […]
How CoreStream achieved ISO27001 certification in just 6 weeks (Casestudy by The British Assessment Bureau)
The fast track to ISO 27001: How CoreStream achieved certification in just 6 weeks (Casestudy by The British Assessment Bureau) CoreStream recently achieved ISO 27001 certification with BAB. Very much a natural step for the company, CoreStream themselves provide software products based around Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC). Here, we talk to Richard Eddolls who […]
Effective Enterprise Risk Management
Another interesting article from Guy Carpenter on effective enterprise risk management (ERM). It is primarily focused on the insurance industry but a number of the suggestions apply to other industries. https://www.gccapitalideas.com/2013/09/10/effective-enterprise-risk-management/#! Interestingly from our perspective, there is no specific reference to risk management software or any form of technology solution. Whilst we do not profess […]
Six ways Risk Management Software expands risk assessment coverage
This article is actually more focused on managing risks associated with vendors but the principles apply to other forms of risk and provides a succinct outline of the benefits of moving from a predmoinantly manual (perhaps Excel) based approach to a partially automated approach utlising risk management software. View the full article here.
SFO brings first Bribery Act charges in bio fuels fraud case
The Serious Fraud Office has brought its first charges against individuals accused of violating the UK Bribery Act. The full article is available here (without subscription): https://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/47ecfd3a-04ff-11e3-9e71-00144feab7de.html#axzz2cbAEGLez This charge highlights the need to ensure that Governance, Risk Management and Compliance programmes have implemented sufficient controls to demonstrate every effort is being made to avoid similar […]
Deloitte survey concludes that financial institutions are placing more emphasis on risk management
An interesting article summarising the results of a survey run by our former colleagues at Deloitte. In short, the survey concludes that the majority of financial institutions are investing more heavily in governance, risk and compliance activity and that boards are devoting more time to reviewing risk. Interesting to note that one of the key […]
Centralised GRC or integrated silos?
An interesting article here which considers if the trend is to centralise GRC teams and technologies or focus on integrating existing silos. Where common taxonomy and ways of working can be adopted, the business case to focus on centralised GRC (even if just for technology and resource cost savings) is a clear one though not […]
Corestream to obtain ISO Accreditation for Data and Information Security
CoreStream is pleased to announce that it is on track to reach formal ISO27001 accreditation. Data security sits at the heart of our culture and underpins all of our software products. The recent appointment of the British Assessment Bureau (BAB) to conduct a detailed independent audit is the final step in reaching accreditation and underscores […]
CoreStream and Memset announce partnership
CoreStream is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Memset, a UK based, industry leading provider of hosting services. This announcement follows 2 years of working closely together, formalising an already established relationship. Memset are responsible for hosting our suite of cloud based products, providing expertly designed and configured architecture, ensuring that data is stored […]
Five essential elements of a compliance programme
Extremely interesting and well written article on the five essential elements of a corporate compliance programme. The theme running throughout is that it is important for any programme to be joined up and preferably benefit from being managed centrally. It is common for compliance activity within many organisations to be triggered by some form of […]
Welcome to the CoreStream news feed
Welcome to the news section of the CoreStream site. This area of the site is used to periodically update our clients or other interested parties on relevant news articles or CoreStream announcements such as product launches or events. Please email email@example.com if you would like to discuss any of the content or the products and services […]