What is the difference between an ISO27001 Internal Auditor and a Lead Auditor?


In a week when we were pleased to announce that our ISO27001 Internal Auditor training course has been accredited by the International Board for IT Governance Qualifications (IBITGQ), I want to take the opportunity to explain the difference between an ISO27001 Internal Auditor and an ISO27001 Lead Auditor. In Clause 9.2 of the ISO27001:2013 standard, […]

Transform your career – win a package of five IBITGQ training courses


Competitions come and go in our marketing plans, but rarely do we have the chance to potentially change the life and career of any one individual. To celebrate the third anniversary of our partnership with the International Board for IT Governance Qualifications (IBITGQ), I am pleased to announce that all of our customers who spend £1000 […]

Live online training – does it actually deliver?


Low-cost Internet technology and a live video connection with a trainer have been used in the ‘live online’ training format for a number of years. Despite offering huge benefits in reduced cost and time away from the office, many still ask if live online training actually delivers. The hybrid learning model that combines the advantages […]

Which exams and certs do I need to get my first job in cyber security?


I had the pleasure of attending the Cyber Security Expo event in London last week, which focused on information security recruitment and career development in the UK.  From the many IT professionals and students I spoke to, there was really only one question: “Which exams and certs do I need to get my first job […]

PCI Training Programme – Now Updated to PCI DSS v3.0

On the 7th November, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SCC) published version 3.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard. For the seasoned IS veterans out there, you may have noticed that on first inspection, there appears to be little difference between the v2.0 version and the new new improved PCI DSS v3.0. We […]

COBIT 5 Implementation Training – The First in the UK

COBIT 5 was published in 2012 and has rapidly become the IT governance best practice of choice for larger international companies. In addition to US listed companies (and UK companies with US listing) who need to be SOX compliant, companies in the UK are turning to COBIT 5 to address the requirements of the UK Combined Code […]

Current and Future Needs for ISO27001 Training

Not surprisingly for a company so focussed on ISO27001, we have received many calls from our customers about their  training requirements for the new ISO27001:2013 standard. Given that the new version of  the standard completely replaces the old ISO27001:2005 version, surely the answer is obvious! But: While ISO27001:2005 has been replaced by the new version, […]

ITIL Foundation (2 Day) Training – The View from Essex Univeristy

We have been delivering In-House Training services to our customers for a number of years. Reducing the time away from the office, they offer a cost-effective solution to training an entire team and offer delegates the chance to gain an industry recognised qualification. This is particularly true for a service management team, many of whom who will be responsible for essential support activities on an IT helpdesk but […]

Cyber security – it’s something our IT boffins take care of, isn’t it?

Is this something your board members might say? If it is, you’re not alone. Our recent Boardroom Cyber Watch Survey highlighted that despite cyber-threats potentially impacting on many mission-critical aspects of a business, only 30% of respondents felt that an understanding of current IT security threats is a prerequisite for board-level job candidates. Perhaps the […]

Life after CISM and CGEIT

As you enjoy the continuing summer heat wave, spare a thought for the dedicated professionals spending this summer revising for the ISACA CISM or CISA exams taking place in September. If you are one of these dedicated souls, then rest assured that if you pass your exam, the hard work WILL be worth it. If you […]