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IT Governance and NQA to advise UK businesses how to leverage ISO 27001:2013 to address cyber security at a January 2014 event


IT Governance, the fast-growing cyber security services provider, has announced that it will host a joint cyber security event with NQA UK, a UKAS-accredited certification body, on 30th January 2014 in Bedford.
The event called “Leveraging ISO 27001:2013 to Address Information Security and Cyber Security Issues” will see industry experts discussing the evolving cyber security challenges for businesses in 2014 and the benefits from adopting a best practice information security management system.
This one day event is targeted at senior managers and project leaders responsible for planning and implementing cyber security in their organisation. It will help them determine their cyber security readiness and position themselves competitively in anticipation of the UK government’s proposed “kitemark-style standard” expected to be launched in 2014.

In November 2013, Rt Hon David Willetts MP said in a press release: ‘The cyber crime threat facing UK companies is increasing. Many are already taking this extremely seriously, but more still needs to be done.”

Alan Calder, Founder and Executive Chairman of IT Governance, commented, “Cyber security is a challenge we all face today – not tomorrow. Cyber criminals are acting now and they are targeting our data and stealing our money. UK organisations need a clear direction, a step-by-step approach as to what they need to do in order to protect themselves from cyber crime and, with this, British intellectual property and economic success.
“Every business, from the boardroom down, needs to be constantly vigilant, continually assessing and improving cyber security. UK businesses will be wise to turn to ISO/IEC 27001, which is a globally recognised best practice standard for protecting systems and data. The standard is suitable for all organisations, from SMEs to FTSE 350 companies, and enables them to address IT security as a competitive differentiator.”

Speakers at the joint IT Governance and NQA cyber security event will include Alan Calder and Steve Watkins, Director at IT Governance and UKAS technical assessor for ISO 27001. Both Alan and Steve are leading authorities on cyber security and have jointly written “IT Governance: An International guide to data security and ISO27001/ISO27002”.

Attendees at the “Leveraging ISO 27001:2013 to Address Information Security and Cyber Security Issues” event will be able to participate in one-to-one consultancy sessions with subject matter experts and network with like-minded business leaders.

Places at the event can be booked here: www.itgovernance.co.uk/shop/p-1497.aspx.
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