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Special Free Webinars This Summer On Core IT Security Topics

Press Releases - 17th July 2009

Ely, England, 17 July, 2009 – To help companies survive the current tough trading climate, IT Governance, the one-stop shop for compliance, has decided to help firms save some precious IT budget by announcing a stream of zero-cost yet high-value webinars this summer.

The special series of education sessions, the Summer 2009 IT Governance Special Webinars, will focus on core IT security, compliance, business continuity, leadership skills and Green IT topics, with the aim of delivering vital information for the business leader in an easy-to-grasp manner. They will also save cost and the disturbance of having to take time out of the office at such a sensitive period.

All will be presented by experts in their field, each with a proven track record in innovation, and therefore uniquely qualified to discuss the strategic issues IT managers and senior information security professionals face in the midst of the ongoing recession.

For every webinar attended, delegates will be able to claim one IT Governance CPE (Continuing Professional Education) credit, making this also a career-enhancing opportunity.

All the Summer 2009 IT Governance Special Webinars are held over Voice Over IP (VOIP), and not by dial in teleconference, so attendees will require speakers or headphones to participate. Full copies of all presentation materials will be available to attendees for download post each event.

Commenting on the business value represented by the special series, Alan Calder, Chief Executive of IT Governance, noted, “Senior managers need to have visible, positive oversight of their organisation’s IT strategy and be able to understand and demonstrate that risks are managed and corporate objectives are supported and achieved.

“These webinars are designed to keep such managers bang up to date on the core IT security topics affecting their business, so that, as leaders, they can have all the relevant information to meet their compliance and business objectives and fulfil all their IT governance obligations.”

The Summer 2009 IT Governance Special Webinars will commence later this month and will run as follows:

Thursday 23 July 4-5pm
Mastering ISO27001
Alan Calder
Outline: The information security environment for ISO27001; regulatory compliance context for ISO27001; ISO27001 and ISO17799 compared; description of each standard; benefits of certification/registration; nine steps to implementation success, including management support, risk assessments and risk tools, documentation toolkits; six secrets of successful audits; how you can make a fast start toward compliance.

Thursday 30 July 4-5pm
Data Protection Act
Alan Calder
Outline: Data breaches – the current environment; the international compliance environment; overview of the DPA and current requirements; enforcement, historically; current changes to the law; the new ICO enforcement powers; BS10012; compliance requirements and resources.

Thursday 06 August 4-5pm
IT Governance
Alan Calder
Outline: Perspectives on IT; corporate governance & IT governance; frameworks for IT governance; addressing the business issues; Calder Moir Framework unpicked; role of the practitioner; benefits of effective IT governance.

Thursday 13 August 4-5pm
Leadership in a Difficult Climate
Sarah Cook
Outline: Identify the leadership styles and behaviours that bring about success in difficult economic conditions; assess your own leadership style; take away proven ideas to make improvements in your team’s performance and organisational performance.

Thursday 20 August 4-5pm
Best Practice Business Continuity Management
Tony Drewitt
Outline: BCM as a competitiveness tool; what is recognised best practice in BCM? why is best practice important? the BS25999 project; key steps to success.

Thursday 27 August 4-5pm
Green IT in Practice
Gary Hird
Outline: Tracking Green IT initiatives; engaging with employees and suppliers; the year ahead – and beyond.

To register for one of the summer 2009 IT Governance webinars, go to