ITGP author of the month: Alan Calder

Our author of the month series brings you exclusive features, interviews and blog posts from our authors, along with discounts on their ITGP publications.

For October 2018, our author of the month is Alan Calder.

Alan is the CEO of GRC International Group.


Alan Calder

Alan Calder


Alan is a renowned authority on international cyber security and IT governance. Along with writing a wide range of books on these subjects, he has also developed training courses, has consulted for clients in the UK and abroad, and regularly acts as a media commentator and speaker.

Before founding IT Governance Ltd in 2002, Alan held a number of roles, including CEO of Business Link London City Partners from 1995 to 1998 (a government agency focused on helping growing businesses to develop), CEO of Focus Central London from 1998 to 2001 (a training and enterprise council), CEO of Wide Learning from 2001 to 2003 (a supplier of e-learning) and the Outsourced Training Company (2005). Alan was also chairman of CEME (a public private sector skills partnership) from 2006 to 2011.

Alan’s ITGP publications include market-leading guides to implementing and complying with regulations like the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and international standards such as ISO 27001. He has also written a wide range of pocket guides that provide an overview of topics such as the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard), the NIS Directive (Directive on security of network and information systems) and the NIST CSF (National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Cybersecurity Framework).

In October 2018, a selection of Alan’s books have been launched in audiobook format.

Get 15% off all of Alan’s ITGP publications in October 2018. Visit his author page  to browse the full list and enter CALDER15 at the checkout to claim your discount.