Free access to the IT Governance online library


Yesterday afternoon we launched the ‘IT Governance Green Paper Library’ to the world.

Completely refreshed and updated for 2013, the library covers almost every area of IT Governance’s expertise including:

  • ISO27001 and Information Security Management
  • ISO22301 and Business Continuity Management
  • ISO38500 and IT Governance
  • ISO9001 and Quality Management
  • ISO20000, ITSM and ITIL
  • DPA and Data Protection
  • PCI DSS

The response so far has been very encouraging, with over 1000 downloads in less than 24 hours. All documents are available free of charge for immediate download (we just ask for an email address to send them to.)

Click here to access our green papers library »

What is a Green Paper?

Our green papers are concise and accessible briefing documents on subjects related to IT GRC.

They take the format of board briefings, FAQ documents, fact sheets as well as more detailed articles suitable for those at more advanced stages of their projects.

Why should I download them?

Our green papers have been written by our expert consultants to offer ‘non-geek’ explanations to the topics our customers most frequently want to know about.

The range of subjects covered is growing. In the next couple of weeks we will publish more papers covering areas including COBIT, PRINCE2 and NHS N3 so it’s well worth bookmarking the page and checking it frequently.

Which ones should I download?

So far, our most popular green papers have been:

  1. Information Security and ISO27001
    This paper offers a clear and straightforward introduction to information security in relation to the ISO27001 international standard. Use this paper to provide clarity at the start of your ISO27001 project.
  2. Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and ISO22301
    80% of organisations without a Business Continuity plan will not survive a discontinuity event. This FAQ document offers a starting point for organisations that don’t want to be included in that statistic.
  3. NEW: Enough Security?
    ISMS guru (and co-implementer of the world’s first BS7799-certified ISMS) Steve Watkins explains how to transform you information security solution from an IT department chore to a system that works and is appreciated company-wide.
  4. ISO27001 and Risk Assessment
    Written by our subsidiary software company, Vigilant Software, this green paper offers detailed and expert advice specifically on the Risk Assessment area of an ISO27001 project.
  5. NEW: Measuring an ISMS
    Measuring an ISMS is vital to ensure its success. This paper, written by Information Risk Consultant Pat Dey, offers valuable advice on how you can roll-out a scalable and relevant measurement procedure for your ISMS.