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Grace Shacklady, technical author of PAS 555, joins IT Governance

22/08/2013

IT Governance Ltd, the fast-growing cyber security services business, has announced that Grace Shacklady, technical author of PAS 555 - Cyber Security Risk – Governance and Management, has joined the company as a senior consultant. Grace will also be leading the world’s first accredited Managing Cyber Security Risk Training Course provided by IT Governance.
 
Alan Calder, Founder and Executive Chairman of IT Governance, says: “As a technical Author of PAS 555, Grace brings core knowledge and skills to our already strong team of trainers and consultants. She understands what is required at an organisational level in order to reduce the impact of cyber-attacks, and is in a position to advise on defensive actions at a strategic level.” 
 
Grace Shacklady commented on her appointment: “I am pleased to have joined a fast-growing cyber security business like IT Governance and to work with the team on a wide range of projects. The cyber security landscape is changing constantly and I have no doubt that organisations will increasingly need help to address the arising challenges.”
 
Grace Shacklady spent many years in the downstream oil industry in both operations and management systems. Then she taught at masters-degree-level before moving into a management and information-security systems role in a facilities management company, serving a major government site. Grace holds the highest level of security clearance and is both a registered PRINCE2® Practitioner and a national-accredited assessor for the EFQM Business Excellence Model which she has worked with since its launch in 1992.
 
PAS 555 - Cyber Security Risk – Governance and Management was released by the British Standards Institution (BSI) in 2013. It takes the approach of describing the appearance of effective cyber security. That is, rather than specifying how to approach a problem, it describes what the solution should look like. In conjunction with other standards, PAS 555 can be used to confirm that the solutions are comprehensive.
 
The new Managing Cyber Security Risk Training course has been designed to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills to develop a cyber security risk management strategy. The course is based upon the new cyber security risk standard PAS 555 and the CESG’s 10 Steps to Cyber Security.
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