In addition to the management, Team YICE consists of a permanent team of developers and support staff located in Amersfoort. The cloud hosting is provided by a reputable Dutch hosting provider. YICE was founded at the end of 2018 by the owner of Awaretoday and has continued as a separate entity since mid-2020: YICE B.V.
In the beginning of 2019, YICE went live with the first customer. Since then, more than 20 releases with hundreds of extensions have been implemented. As a result, YICE now is a competitive and mature product. YICE B.V. has also been in possession of an ISO 27001 certificate since the beginning of 2021.
As part of Awaretoday consultancy activities, since years Excel was used to register risks, controls and actions, needed to manage the Information Security Management System (ISMS). The Excel sheets were improved over the years but these remained rough and sober when it came to user management, audit trail, logging, functionality, etc. Because of these reasons YICE was build, to effectively and efficiently operate the ISMS. During the YICE development however, it appeared that YICE has a lot more potential and can have a much wider scope. It can be used to manage a wide range of control frameworks, like HSEQ or GDPR. But YICE can also easily be used in environments in which assurance is an important issue, like ISAE 3402 or SOC2. Owner, reviewers and (external) auditors, can work together and manage their own interests.