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New addition to the IT Governance Publishing book catalogue: Information Security Risk Management for ISO 27001/ISO 27002, third edition

IT Governance Publishing, the world-leading publisher for governance, risk and compliance and sister company to IT Governance, is pleased to announce the release of a new edition of Information Security Risk Management for ISO 27001/ISO 27002.

Written by IT Governance founder and Executive Chairman Alan Calder and GRC International Group Executive Director Steve Watkins, the book provides practical advice on implementing and developing an ISO 27001- and ISO 27002-compliant information security and risk management system.

Calder said: “Recent changes within the privacy landscape such as the GDPR, the CCPA and ISO 27701 mean that organisations need to reassess their risk and manage it based on compliance requirements and the current threat environment.

“GRC International Group and its subsidiaries are committed to further contributing to and remaining at the leading edge of information security standards and best-practice risk assessment. This book provides detailed, practical guidance on how to develop and implement a risk assessment in line with your ISO 27001 compliance requirements, which can help you meet your GDPR and CCPA compliance requirements and minimise the risk of hefty fines.”

This third edition covers key topics such as risk assessment methodologies, risk scales, threats and vulnerabilities, risk treatment and the selection of controls, producing the Statement of Applicability, and roles and responsibilities. It also provides guidance on selecting risk assessment software that helps you protect your information assets effectively and manage risk in a systematic way.

IT Governance Publishing produces high-quality publications about best-practice frameworks, compliance and technical subjects, including information security, privacy management, IT governance, IT service management and project management. The books are written by industry experts and real-world information security and privacy practitioners to help professionals plan and deliver successful implementation projects.

To find out more about the books available via IT Governance Publishing, please visit the website, email team@itgovernancepublishing.co.uk or call +44 (0)333 666 9000.

IT Governance Publishing launches ITIL® Foundation Essentials – ITIL 4 Edition – The ultimate revision guide

IT Governance Publishing is pleased to announce the release of a new book, ITIL® Foundation Essentials – ITIL 4 Edition – The ultimate revision guide.

ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) is the most widely adopted IT service management (ITSM) framework in the world. It details best practice in ITSM, enabling organisations to provide IT services aligned to their specific business needs.

The newest iteration of the framework, ITIL 4, was launched in February 2019 alongside an updated edition of the ITIL Foundation manual and the ITIL 4 Foundation qualification. ITIL 4 builds on previous versions of the framework, introducing a new end-to-end digital operating model, the service value system (SVS).

Author Claire Agutter said: “I’ve updated my ITIL exam guide to include all the latest ITIL 4 concepts, with no waffle. You’ll find the information you need to successfully pass your ITIL 4 Foundation exam, and learn about the SVS, ITSM practices and guiding principles, ensuring your service management knowledge is fully up to date.”

The book is the ultimate revision guide for professionals preparing for the ITIL 4 Foundation exam. It is fully aligned with the course syllabus and gives a clear and concise overview of the facts, addressing the new ITSM challenges, technologies and ways of working introduced by ITIL 4.

Ideal for both self-taught candidates and ITIL 4 Foundation trainees, those new to the framework and people looking to upgrade their ITIL 2011 certification, the guide covers key terms and concepts, presents detailed information in clear, user-friendly and easy-to-follow ways, and explains the key figures and diagrams in the ITIL syllabus.

Order your copy today and boost your confidence for the ITIL Foundation exam >>

ITGP produces high-quality publications about best-practice frameworks, compliance and technical subjects, including information security, IT governance, IT service management and project management. Content is written by industry experts and real-world practitioners to help readers plan and deliver successful implementation projects.

To find out more about ITGP’s products and how we can help you enhance your knowledge of a variety of IT GRC subjects, please visit the website, email team@itgovernancepublishing.co.uk or call +44 (0)333 666 9000.

IT Governance Publishing releases new book: Implementing an Integrated Management System (IMS) – The strategic approach

 IT Governance Publishing, the leading publisher of governance and compliance books and resources, is announcing the launch of its latest book: Implementing an Integrated Management System (IMS) – The strategic approach.  

Written by Alan Field, the guide aims to help the C-suite, directors, compliance managers, auditors and trainers understand how to successfully implement an IMS and how it can benefit the organisation. The book provides a straightforward introduction to the complexities of an IMS, offers advice on implementation strategies, audits and certification, and discusses the challenges faced by organisations during implementation and how they can be addressed.  

Sophie Sayer, managing executive of IT Governance Publishing, said: “We’re delighted to announce our new book release. Organisations often work towards achieving certification to multiple ISO standards, which can be time consuming and costly. 

“The book provides information security professionals with guidance on implementing an IMS that helps their organisation incorporate processes and systems so that it is working under – and towards – one set of policies and objectives. By implementing an IMS, risks and opportunities are no longer managed in silos within the organisation, but with one unified or integrated approach from the leadership team.” 

“The decision to create an IMS is a big one,” said Alan Field, “and usually books look more at the nuts and bolts of implementation. My book is more about the strategic decision to implement an IMS or not. 

“Another element of the book is how different management systems can influence IMS planning. While everyone thinks about standards such as ISO 9001 or ISO 27001 in terms of an IMS, approaches such as Lean or Six Sigma can also influence the structure of an IMS.”  

Implementing an Integrated Management System (IMS) – The strategic approach is available in Adobe eBook, Adobe ePub, softcover and Amazon Kindle formats.  

To find out more, please visit IT Governance Publishing’s website, email team@itgovernancepublishing.co.uk or call +44 (0)333 666 9000.  

IT Governance Publishing partners with TSO to help ATOs and learners access AXELOS-licensed supplementary titles

IT Governance Publishing (ITGP), the leading publisher of best practice governance and compliance books and resources, has partnered with TSO, one of the UK’s largest publishers by volume and the official publisher of AXELOS global best-practice guidance. 

The partnership will enable TSO to distribute ITGP’s books and pocket guides, giving training organisations and learners access to a wider choice of materials to complement the official AXELOS range. By recommending pre-course and complementary materials, Approved training organisations (ATOs) can improve the overall learning experience of training participants and add value to the official publications.

"We are excited to bring the IT Governance Publishing portfolio into our range of products to support our global network. As the Official Publisher for AXELOS, we are committed to giving our customers great content." 

Charles Rumball, Axelos Sales Manager at TSO.

“IT Governance Publishing are continually looking for new distribution partners to disseminate our wealth of information. We are delighted about this new partnership with TSO, which supports our publishing activities and ensures our complimentary materials reach new readers around the world.”

Sophie Sayer, Managing Executive at IT Governance Publishing

The ITGP titles being made available to TSO customers include:

  • EU GDPR – A Pocket Guide
  • EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – An Implementation and Compliance Guide
  • Governance of Enterprise IT based on COBIT® 5 – A Management Guide
  • ITIL® Lifecycle Essentials – Your essential guide for the ITIL Foundation exam and beyond
  • ITIL Foundation Essentials – The exam facts you need
  • Agile SAP – Introducing flexibility, transparency and speed to SAP implementations
  • Directing the Agile Organisation – A lean approach to business management
  • Agile Governance and Audit – An overview for auditors and agile teams
  • Practical IT Service Management – A concise guide for busy executives
  • A Manager’s Guide to ISO22301 – A practical guide to developing and implementing a business continuity management system
  • Ten Steps to ITSM Success – A Practitioner’s Guide to Enterprise IT Transformation
  • PRINCE2 Agile™ An Implementation Pocket Guide – Step-by-step advice for every project type
  • Service Level Agreements – A legal and practical guide

ATOs can gain a competitive edge by using ITGP’s branded publishing service, which allows them to add their logo and customise their publications at no extra cost. 

Written by qualified practitioners with real-world expertise, ITGP’s books and pocket guides are designed to help students and professionals succeed in their training courses and beyond. Available in print, e-book and audiobook formats, the books give learners access to information on best-practice frameworks, compliance and technical subjects whenever and wherever they need it.

ATOs worldwide delivering training that uses the AXELOS Best Management Practice Portfolio are encouraged to use IT Governance Publishing’s AXELOS-licensed supplementary titles and branded services. 

ITGP exhibiting at The London Book Fair 2019

ITGP (IT Governance Publishing) is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at The London Book Fair 2019.

The London Book Fair is a global marketplace, providing the opportunity for rights negotiation and the distribution of content aimed for print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. The three-day event brings together more than 25,000 professionals from around the world, particularly authors, publishers and distributors.

Taking place at Olympia London from 12–14 March 2019, The London Book Fair’s programme is designed to provide insight into the latest trends, news and innovations in publishing, media and beyond.

ITGP will be attending the event to showcase its range of books, e-books, audiobooks, posters, and digital resources concerning international best practice on GRC (governance, risk management and compliance) matters.

Distributors and delegates attending the event are encouraged to visit ITGP at stand 7K47, where it will be showcasing its range of books, e-books, audiobooks, posters, and digital resources. 

ITGP produces high-quality publications about best-practice frameworks, compliance and technical subjects including information security, IT governance, IT service management and project management. Content is written by industry experts and real-world practitioners to help readers plan and deliver successful implementation projects.

To find out more about ITGP’s products and how they can help you enhance your knowledge on a variety of IT GRC subjects, please visit the website, email team@itgovernancepublishing.co.uk or call +44 (0)333 666 9000.

Listening is the new reading as ITGP launches brand new audiobooks range

The audiobook boom shows no signs of slowing, and neither does IT Governance Publishing’s (ITGP) release slate, with the announcement that twelve of its most popular titles are being released in audiobook format.

Available from today via the ITGP website, these titles focus on subjects such as implementing ISO 27001, guides to security standards such as ISO 27002 and an implementation guide to PRINCE2® Agile. Twenty brand new audiobooks will be released by ITGP over the third quarter of 2018. The following titles are now on offer (full details available online): 

  • PRINCE2 Agile™ An Implementation Pocket Guide – Step-by-step advice for every project type
  • The Power of the Agile Business Analyst, Second edition
  • ISO27001/ISO27002 A Pocket Guide, Second edition
  • Nine Steps to Success – An ISO 27001 Implementation Overview, Third edition
  • ITIL® Lifecycle Essentials
  • ISO 9001:2015 – A Pocket Guide
  • PRINCE2® in Action
  • Security in the Digital World
  • The Psychology of Information Security – Resolving conflicts between security compliance and human behaviour
  • ITIL® Foundation Essentials  
  • ISO22301 – A Pocket Guide
  • An Introduction to Information Security and ISO27001:2013 – A Pocket Guide

These products are easy to access on the go and can provide answers and/or solutions to some of the biggest IT-related issues facing organisations today.   

ITGP is the world’s only publisher specialising in IT governance; all its books are written by real-world practitioners. It collaborates with industry experts to produce high-quality publications about best-practice frameworks, compliance and technical subjects.

IT Governance Publishing releases second edition of EU GDPR – An Implementation and Compliance Guide

IT Governance Publishing (ITGP), the world’s leading IT GRC publisher, is pleased to announce the release of the second edition of the essential EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – An Implementation and Compliance Guide

An in-depth guide to complying with the EU GDPR

This updated version gives further guidance and clarification on the new data protection law and sets out the obligations of data processors and controllers in clear terms.

Topics covered include:

  • The data protection officer (DPO) role;
  • Risk management and data protection impact assessments (DPIAs);
  • Data subjects’ rights, including consent and the withdrawal of consent;
  • International data transfers to third countries, including the EU-US Privacy Shield; and
  • How to adjust your data protection processes for GDPR compliance.

 

About the authors: The IT Governance Privacy Team has substantial experience in privacy, data protection, compliance and information security. This experience and the team’s understanding of the background and drivers for the GDPR are combined in the world’s first guide to implementing the Regulation.

The GDPR will supersede the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive (DPD) and all EU member states’ national laws based on it – including the UK Data Protection Act 1998 – in May 2018.

All organisations in any part of the world that process the personal data of EU residents must comply with the Regulation. Failure to do so could cost them up to €20 million or 4% of annual global turnover in fines.

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – An Implementation and Compliance Guide is available from IT Governance Publishing and all good booksellers in softcover, Adobe eBook, ePub and Kindle formats:

http://www.itgovernancepublishing.co.uk/products/eu-general-data-protection-regulation-(gdpr)-a-(1).aspx

IT Governance Publishing offers branded publishing services

IT Governance Publishing (ITGP), the world’s leading IT GRC publisher, is pleased to announce a branding service for organisations looking to enhance their materials to support staff or to promote their services to clients. ITGP’s range of titles provide information governance, risk management and compliance expertise from renowned industry practitioners, making them perfect for companies wanting to demonstrate a commitment to key subjects that affect their staff and operations every day.

Add your branding to bestselling ITGP books

A strong employer brand reinforces a positive employment experience, increasing retention. Branding equals loyalty and many companies have already begun customising their own books with ITGP to capitalise.

“Delighted with our co-branded GDPR book using IT Governance Publishing […] very accommodating to what we required and swiftly executed,” said Nick Dixon, Blueberry Wave.

Alongside this branded publishing service, ITGP now produces its bestselling titles in four additional European languages: French, German, Spanish and Italian.

“We value the collaboration with ITGP to support our marketing campaign for the GDPR with great insights into this serious topic and meaningful content also in different languages,” said Iris Träger-Toff, Pitney Bowes Deutschland GmbH.

With ITGP’s branded publishing service, all books can be customised with a company logo and bespoke foreword. For full details of this branded service please contact ITGP.

IT Governance Publishing partnership with M-Files delivers templates and best-practice controls to simplify GDPR compliance projects

IT Governance Publishing (ITGP), the leading provider of data protection compliance services and expertise, is pleased to announce its partnership with M-Files Corporation, the intelligent information management company.

M-Files dramatically improves and simplifies the way businesses manage documents and other information to become more productive, more efficient and stay compliant. Capable of managing processes and facilitating important process controls, M-Files helps organisations manage, track and assign tasks as part of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance projects.

ITGP has partnered with M-Files to deliver the EU GDPR Documentation Toolkit as part of its solution. Consisting of document templates required for GDPR compliance, process controls and supporting best practice, this toolkit will provide organisations with a system capable of driving compliance and facilitating the necessary documentation.

Alan Calder, founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, said: “Partnering with M-Files is a smart move for the easy managementof our EU GDPR Documentation Toolkit content. As a result, we’re able to provide a compliance framework that enables organisations to develop suitable policies and to manage and implement processes, building a strong data security posture and achieving compliance with the Regulation.”

Janne Järvenoja, head of legal affairs at M-Files, said: “Partnering with IT Governance not only enables us to provide organisations with a solution that serves as the foundation for GDPR compliance, it also enables organisations to verify that they are indeed taking appropriate actions when audits or breaches occur.”

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