ISO 27001: rocket fuel for your career


ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is acknowledged as the de facto global information security management standard. Helping organisations throughout the world protect themselves from the risks of cyber crime, ISO 27001 delivers significant competitive advantages to a business of any size. How can you start helping your company achieve the benefits of ISO 27001? Or, indeed, get started […]

Are your directors suffering from FUD fatigue? You need a better cyber security strategy!


The cyber security challenges facing CIOs/CTOs in the UK today have been neatly summarised in CIO Insights – Key issues affecting today’s technology leaders produced by Robert Half Technology and Protiviti. Summarising the views of 100 senior IT directors from private- and public-sector organisations, the report contains the usual (but still relevant) stats about cyber […]

RESILIA™ – the cyber resilience best practice of the future?

Given the relatively low-key launch of RESILIA in June, it would be easy to dismiss this new cyber resilience best practice as just another one of those schemes or standards that you look at next year (or maybe never)! Published by AXELOS, RESILIA is a best-practice framework designed to build cyber resilience skills and knowledge […]

Why CISA remains essential to senior careers in IT

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With the growth of CISM and CISSP as the pre-eminent qualifications for securing senior positions in information security, many of our training delegates ask, ‘Where does CISA fit into my career plan?’ Or, indeed, ‘Is CISA just for IT auditors?’ Introduced in 1978, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is the ‘granddaddy’ of the ISACA range […]

Tech Partnership Training Fund – save £500 on the cost of UK cyber security training

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I am pleased to announce that IT Governance’s cyber security training courses now qualify for up to £500 of funding from the Tech Partnership Training Fund. This scheme provides direct grants to employers in order to stimulate increased investment in IT training that further promotes business growth and competitiveness in the UK. Supported by the […]

CISSP CBK 2015: what are the big changes?


On 15 April this year, (ISC)2 updated the Official CISSP CBK to reflect the significant changes in both the technical and management aspects of the information security landscape since the release of the previous edition in 2012.  The CISSP examination also changed on this date, so everyone preparing to take the exam should be aware […]

Leaving the MOD and fancy a job in information security management?


It has long been recognised that MOD personnel make excellent candidates for information security jobs when they leave the forces. With many years of training and practical experience in IT, signals, communications and intelligence, service leavers can expect to find a buoyant information security job market waiting for them. There is currently an unprecedented demand […]

Why is CGEIT the elite IT governance qualification?


Launched in 2007, the ISACA Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) certificate has become the premier qualification for those responsible for directing and managing the governance of IT in a large organisation. ISACA has confirmed that there are over 6,000 CGEIT professionals worldwide, with 77% holding senior positions as IT directors, audit directors, […]

Free guide to writing an information system audit report


Auditing and the production of clear audit reports are crucial activities in ensuring the effective management of information systems. They are also mandatory requirements for the implementation of IT best practices and standards that include ITIL®, PRINCE2®, COBIT® 5, PCI DSS and ISO27001. ISACA® recently published Information Systems Auditing: Tools and Techniques, which provides a […]