IT Governance brings together prominent information security experts at the Churchill War Rooms, London, to take the lead in the cyber crime war


IT Governance, the fast-growing cyber security provider, has announced it is to host an industry-leading cyber security event at the Churchill War Rooms, London, on 8 May 2014. More information is available and bookings can be made here:
This one-day event, which will focus on fighting cyber crime through internationally recognised standards like ISO27001 and PCI DSS, will bring together high-calibre speakers including:
  • Neira Jones (Head of Payment Security at Barclaycard, Payment Card Industry advisor, PCI DSS and ISO27001 champion)
  • Bridget Kenyon (Head of Information Security at University College London)
  • Alan Calder (Founder of IT Governance and information security expert)
  • Steve Watkins (IT Governance Director of Training & Consultancy, Chairman of the UK ISO27001 User Group,  and a technical adviser to UKAS)
  • Geraint Williams (Senior Consultant at IT Governance, CREST Registered Tester and PCI QSA)
Alan Calder, Founder and Executive Chairman of IT Governance said, “The cyber threat environment is constantly changing and we all must be proactive to respond to these changes. Dealing with information security from a proactive point of view will ensure organistions can continue to thrive even in an environment marked by increasing cyber crime.”
Neira Jones spoke in an interview ahead of the event. She said, “Cyber crime is on the rise because technology adoption is on a relentless upward path. Cyber security is no longer an IT matter but a business imperative.”
Asked why organisations that store, process and transmit card holder data should care about PCI DSS, Neira Jones said, “Organisations should only care if they care about their assets. It’s about knowing what you can afford to lose. PCI DSS is a very good set of data security controls. Having said that, PCI DSS is also a minimum requirement; it is about establishing a baseline. It shouldn’t be looked at as a set of controls in isolation.
“A compliance report is only a snapshot in time. It’s all about good hygiene and business-as-usual activities. PCI DSS should be looked at as part of an overall risk management framework.”
The full interview with Neira Jones can be seen here:
 The event “ISO 27001 2013 and PCI DSS V3 - new Standards in the Global Cyber War” is aimed at senior executives,  IT professionals, information security managers, compliance managers and anyone concerned about cyber risk.
Attendees will have the chance to participate in one-to-one consultancy sessions with subject matter experts, and network with like-minded professionals.

Places at the event are limited and can be booked here:
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