What has IT Governance been up to in 2014?

The end of the year is getting closer and it’s time to pull together some of our results. We as a company can say that 2014 has been a great year for achievements, successes and big satisfaction.

Focus on cyber security, ISO 27001 and PCI DSS

IT Governance’s efforts in fighting cyber crime, and helping companies and organisations to be safer have never been stronger or more effective. We trained over 1,200 professionals during our 139 training courses sessions held throughout the year, and the need for knowledge and the push for compliance to the latest schemes manifested by our international delegates pushed us to develop brand new online courses. Furthermore, we ran 9 free webinars held by our leading experts and consultants to share the latest news and updates on ISO27001 certification and the brand new PCI DSS v3. 2014 has been the year of the transition from ISO27001:2005 to ISO27001:2013, and we are very proud to have successfully helped companies and organisations during this process.

Industry insights

We don’t just sell products and services. In order to understand the evolving cyber environment and better act consequently, we have conducted research and performed studies. In July we released the second annual Boardroom Cyber Watch Survey to provide the freshest insight into the market from a chief executives’ and board directors’ point of view, and in December we published the Data Protection Compliance Report, highlighting the main causes and issues tied to a data breach.

Innovative solutions at transparent prices

With the release of the Cyber Essentials scheme, we have helped small, medium and large companies to achieve certification and thus be more competitive on the market. Our two dedicated CE events were catalysts for about 200 professionals and consultants, where they had the opportunity to share their opinion and build up a common front seeking cyber security solutions. To meet professionals’ needs, we developed four ISO 27001 Packaged Solutions to let people select the best and most suitable path to gain certification.

Customer engagement

Our commitment to fighting cyber crime was not only expressed in our variety of services and products, but also in our efforts to nurture and develop our net of communication.

With the increasing violence and proliferation of cyber attacks, we felt the need to create a network of news and communication to share with our audience. In July we launched this brand new blog (together with its North American and European versions), with daily updates on a wide variety of topics, from information security to risk management to IT governance in general.  Every morning we send our Daily Sentinel email to our subscribers who want the freshest news and to be up to date with our offers and content. Our LinkedIn pages are hubs for professionals seeking advice provided by our experts, and our Twitter account is very active in tweeting and retweeting breaking news.

But all of our good results and achievements wouldn’t have been possible without you, and we would like to thank you for your commitment to making the cyber world a safer place and for choosing IT Governance as your partner.

Happy Holidays from IT Governance