An IT Governance Events Update – From ISO27001 and PCI DSS to Cyber Essentials

Thursday 8 May saw us at the Churchill War Rooms in London, hosting a very successful ISO27001:2013 and PCI DSS v3 event.


The setting proved highly appropriate, as over 70 information security professionals networked, viewed ethical hacking demonstrations and listened to a number of thought-provoking talks focused on cyber security.

Attendees took away useful, relevant information to help them make informed decisions on cyber security measures, with over 70% of attendees* stating the event was Excellent or Very Good.

IT Governance Founder and Executive Chairman Alan Calder also delivered a presentation on understanding cyber risks at the CIPFA IT Audit Conference on Thursday 15 May.

The presentation on cyber-attacks was very interesting”

As we move into June, we are preparing for another busy month of events.

Tony Drewitt, Head of Consultancy at IT Governance, will deliver a presentation exploring cyber security in the public sector at the CIPFA IT Audit and Information Security Seminar, on Wednesday 18 June in Birmingham.

The public sector holds a wide variety of data supporting the provision of local services – unauthorised access to that data or disruption caused by targeted hacking attacks are real risks.

Tony’s session will assess the risks and the key security requirements public bodies should have in place. In particular, it examines the cyber resilience programme and the variety of key roles that a fit-for-purpose programme should include, together with the requirements for a risk-based approach able to meet the growing expectation that public sector organisations are information custodians.

On Tuesday 24 June, IT Governance will host the first event of its kind on the Government’s new Cyber Essentials Scheme at Dexter House, London. A high-profile list of government and industry figures will discuss the scheme and the need for businesses to develop cyber resilience.

For further information and to register your place, visit the events booking page.

Attend the OWASP AppSec Europe 2014 Conference in Cambridge, Wednesday 25 June, and listen to IT Governance’s Senior Consultant and QSA, Geraint Williams, talk about PCI DSS and secure applications.

Geraint’s presentation will examine the best practices in developing bespoke or custom-written applications to be used within the cardholder data environment. These best practices align with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), ensuring the applications meet the Standard’s requirements.

For further information and a full list of our events, visit the IT Governance events page

Alternatively, if you are looking for a speaker on cyber security, information security, PCI DSS, penetration testing or Cyber Essentials, please email

*Based on the post-event feedback form.