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Security expert and author Kevin Beaver discusses current UK Information Assurance requirements, and makes a case for changing the way senior executives manage information risks.

Fleet, UK – 30th September 2008 – Realtime Publishers, the leader in expert-driven online media for IT professionals, and NETconsent, the market leading vendor of automated policy & procedure management software announced the release of The Essentials Series: Business Imperatives of Compliance in the UK. This new eSeries, authored by independent information security expert and author Kevin Beaver, explores the underlying premise of regulatory compliance and how it can be managed through the effective use of policies and procedures in day-to-day business activities. This excellent short guide is jargon free, enabling anyone playing a part in compliance in UK-based organisations to benefit from the practical solutions and suggestions outlined in the material.

"The new eSeries is intended for any board member responsible for information security and compliance issues,” explains author and security expert Kevin Beaver. “It examines the compliance requirements that affect practically every type of organisation in the UK and makes a case for changing the way senior executives manage information risks."

The Essentials Series: Business Imperatives of Compliance in the UK includes three articles:

Article 1: Managing Compliance in the Healthcare Industry
Article 2: Managing Financial Compliance
Article 3: Managing Compliance in Business Today

Managing Compliance in the Healthcare Industry explores the compliance realities affecting the healthcare industry in the UK. It focuses on the National Health Service (NHS) and other regulations that apply to healthcare organisations and outlines how healthcare managers can address information risks and compliance in the healthcare environment as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Managing Financial Compliance explores the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and Payment Card Industry (PCI) regulations and outlines how business managers can address information risks and compliance in a financial environment.

The last article in the series, Managing Compliance in Business Today, reflects on the need for a sustainable approach to the governance and oversight of sensitive information stored, processed, or otherwise handled in a business setting and outlines how UK-based business managers can quickly and efficiently get their heads around compliance.

The Essentials Series: Business Imperatives of Compliance in the UK can be downloaded at no charge from the Realtime Nexus eBook portal at The title is also available from the sponsor’s website at:"> or email:

About Realtime Publishers

Realtime Publishers has set the IT-Industry standard for corporate-sponsored ePublishing, creating interactive communities that employ RSS, blogs, and podcasting; electronic and printed books; white papers; video tutorials and webinars. With a who's who list of industry expert authors, a veteran editorial staff, and a leading content delivery system through its information portal, Realtime Nexus (, Realtime Publishers offers the most current expert resources for IT professionals. Realtime Publishers’ sponsors include Microsoft, McAfee, CA, Novell, and Dell. For more information, please visit

About NETconsent

NETconsent Ltd is a leading vendor of policy & procedure management solutions and corporate communications.  By automating policy management, NETconsent reduces risk and audit problems.   By ensuring that users have the opportunity to read and agree to all company policies, NETconsent helps organisations comply with legislation directives, industry regulations and avoid costly litigation.  NETconsent Ltd is a UK company based in Fleet providing policy compliance across the public and private sectors. For more information, please visit

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For further information please contact:

David Knight, Senior Marketing Manager, Realtime Publishers
E: T: +1 415-477-0100 x250

Beverley Stonehouse, Marketing Communications, NETconsent Ltd
T: +44 (0)870 013 1600

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