SECTARA

Who Uses SECTARA?

SECTARA enables security risk practitioners to create and manage advanced security risk assessments while assuring methodological rigour, all on an encryped platform.

What Is SECTARA?

SECTARA enables security risk consultants and corporate security managers to create advanced security risk assessments while assuring methodological rigour, all on an encryped platform. With growing data libraries for major productivity gains, SECTARA is suitable for any scope and industry, can be white labelled and sample uses cases on the website demonstrate how it may be best applied. Best of all theres an absolutely Free Plan!

SECTARA Details

SECTARA

https://sectara.com

Founded 2017

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Starting price

USD 71.00/month
USD 600.00/year
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USD 1,500.00

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SECTARA deployment and support

Support

  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

SECTARA Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Assessment Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Business Process Control
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Visualization
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Exceptions Management
  • Forms Management
  • IT Risk Management
  • Incident Management
  • Internal Controls Management
  • Legal Risk Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Operational Risk Management
  • Policy Management
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reputational Risk Management
  • Response Management
  • Risk Alerts
  • Risk Analytics
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Reporting
  • Risk Scoring
  • Security Auditing
  • Task Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Training Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Version Control
  • Workflow Management

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SECTARA Reviews

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Overall rating

4.7/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.5
Customer Service 4.8
Features 4.5
Value for Money 4.7

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Jeff W.
Jeff W.
Principal Advisor
Public Safety, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
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    10/10
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  • Reviewed on 23/03/2020

"Security, Emergency Management and Counter-Terrorism Consulting"

Comments: Sectara was the elusive, professional, and user-friendly Security Risk Management platform that I had been looking for since I established my consulting company over a decade ago. It uses ISO 31000, the international Risk Management Standard. It is adaptable, dynamic, and visually enhancing. I have adapted it for Security and Emergency Management Risk Assessments. This is to keep in line with the new landscape in Australia of Emergency Management converging with high level security and terrorism
This data is analysed and used to develop risk based, site specific Emergency Management training. In compliance with Section 43 of the WHS Regulations 2017 – Emergency Plans are then created from this same risk assessment.
I also utilise this platform to provide clients with comprehensive and up to date terrorism threat assessments. These are updated as required, with real time access provided to the clients

Pros: It is an excellent platform for Security Risk assessments. I utilise this in my three primary areas of consulting – Security, Emergency Management and Counter-Terrrorism – Bombs/IED’s, Active Armed Offender, and Hostile Vehicles. Different levels of information can be shared with stakeholders, security managers, buildings, and facilities managers. The different access level also allows me to share only specific information with separate tenancies within a building.
The business benefits include faster and easier replication and updating of security and emergency management risk assessments and, which in turn leads to higher client retention.
The result is a dynamic, professionally finished, user friendly, visually appealing report which projects a professional brand image

Cons: You must invest some time in watching the tutorials and test driving the software to get used to how it handles and familiarising yourself with the system, but that comes with the territory for any platform.

Vendor Response

by SECTARA on 28/05/2020

Thank you Jeff, this is a great review and validates our efforts.

I note your comments on tutorial videos and we have already started to reduce durations, with the objective being for videos to be not more than 30 seconds.

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  • Reviewed on 23/03/2020
Lloyd B.
CEO/Principal Consultant
Public Safety, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
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    10/10
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  • Reviewed on 17/07/2020

"Practical Risk Identification and Management"

Comments: Although it is early days my overall experience with Sectara has been overwhelmingly positive, to the point I am re orientating my business methodology to be centred on the platform.

Pros: Over a number of decades I have developed a framework and methodology for conducting risk assessments based on the early Australian standards, and more recently ISO 31000. Before coming across Sectara, I conceded to using spreadsheets and word documents for my work as I was not aware of any application/tool available that facilitated my way of doing things. On being introduced to Sectara I immediately recognised its relevance and applicability! I understand the product is still evolving and will become better, but it fills my immediate needs in its current form, and is usable straight away. Other than incorporating all/most of my requirements, it significantly increasing the pace of completing projects, at a very affordable price.

Cons: Of course I like to do things my way and I did find some features and terminology didn't fit exactly. However, I found that perhaps my way was not necessarily the best way and the way Sectara was structured was actually better. I did find that the product [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] were very happy and amenable to listening to my views and agreed to make some changes. The feature I least liked about Sectara was that it had its own idiosyncrasies dissimilar to mine ... but that dislike was quickly dispelled as depicted above.

Vendor Response

by SECTARA on 20/07/2020

Thank you Lloyd, we really appreciate your review. As you know your highly informed feedback has proven valuable to us and we have updated some aspects of the system based upon it. As a consequence the platform is definitely the better for it.

There is more to come in the short-term and much more in the medium period. We look forward to continuing to supporting you in your security risk consultancy work.

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  • Reviewed on 17/07/2020
Andrew M.
Executive General Manager
Management Consulting, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
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    8/10
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  • Reviewed on 08/05/2020

"Simple security risk assessment software"

Comments: I have looked at a lot of platforms and find that Sectara is easily the best I have used. The added benefit of some simple articles that help encapsulate the principles of security.

Pros: A lot of the platforms out there are infosec specific but Sectara is more aligned with the contextualisation of risk management in a enterprise security model.

Cons: The logon can be somewhat cumbersome at times

Vendor Response

by SECTARA on 28/05/2020

Thank you very much for the review Andrew; as a result was have updated content in the initial email to users ("SECTARA Scoop") to cover logging in.

In short, subcribers should go to the "XYZ.sectara.com" sub-domain that was registered when the account was created, then log in as you normally would, using your email address and password that was created at first log in.

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  • Reviewed on 08/05/2020
Julian T.
Julian T.
Consultant
Security & Investigations, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
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    Unrated
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  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
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  • Reviewed on 04/06/2019

"My preferred platform for Security Risk Management and Assessment"

Comments: Sectara goes a long way to solving two problems: 1. Maintaining consistency when different authors and contributors craft a security risk assessment and treatment plan. The framework is customisable but the approach and structure is always consistent. It's adaptable for each organisation but once you set the structure, you can lock it down and every risk assessment for that organisation will be consistent. Yay! At last, an Apples for Apples comparison from year to year. No more (or not so many) Apples for Bananas. 2. The ability to securely share a risk assessment with authors, contributors, clients, managers, etc. No more building Excel spreadsheets and having other users crash them by deleting a column or formula. And no more random variations in structure between different authors. But still the ability to use free text to express what is actually going on.

Pros: Firstly, I should declare a bias. I'm an investor in this company as well as a user of the product. With that out of they way, one of the reasons I've invested in it, is that I love the software and it's the best I've found for security risk assessments. It offers a structured, consistent approach to conducting security risk reviews. It's also great value for money and relatively easy to use. I also appreciate that it's software as a service (SaaS) and secure which means that I can comfortably put reasonably sensitive data there and still share it with clients and colleagues who can then edit or view (depending on the access I give them). I also love that it's built by security risk practitioners for security risk practitioners. And it's fully aligned with the international al risk management standard, ISO31000.

Cons: Not all the features are implemented yet. Some threat libraries for example, and the IOS/Android apps. But for the moment it's more than enough. And more than other tools offer for the price.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 04/06/2019
Mark J.
Mark J.
SCEC Security Zone Consultant
Security & Investigations, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
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    Unrated
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
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  • Reviewed on 20/05/2020

"SECTARA New User"

Comments: The SECTARA risk analysis software simplifies and streamlines the security risk assessment and reporting process, saving time in creating risk ratings, and ensuring internal consistency and integration of findings, risk exposure, and treatment options. The risk register and report production options are user friendly. Setting out the ISO31000 process in a logical and rational manner, justifying the selection and implementation of security countermeasures and risk mitigations, helps justify the selection of resources to mitigate risk. The risk register option supports monitoring and reporting against security goals, simplifying review and adjustment of countermeasures.

Pros: The most innovative and useful feature of the SECTARA software is that it obliges the risk assessor to include all relevant risk criteria, including risk tolerance and descriptors. This ensures the basis of the assessment is comprehensively defined and that all requirements of the ISO31000 process are covered. The user libraries are also detailed, with many options, and can easily be customized for the particular organization, entity or function. The software efficiently supports experienced risk analysts in promptly developing reports, offering significant time savings and a basis for comparing previous and current risk ratings, and countermeasures.

Cons: A reasonable level of risk analysis knowledge and consulting experience is necessary to derive full benefit from all SECTARA features, although computer literate users will master the various options and interface within a few hours. Product support is very prompt and well informed.

Vendor Response

by SECTARA on 27/05/2020

Thank you for the feedback Mark, it is always appreciated. The comments and score around ease of use will be carefully considered. Expect to see some tweaks in an upcoming release to make the process even simpler.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/05/2020