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For a single, fixed £5,000 fee, an IT Governance FastTrack consultant will work with a small business to prepare them within three months

Ely, England, April 9, 2009 – Compliance leader IT Governance is delighted to announce the launch of its new FastTrack ISO27001 Consultancy Service at the upcoming Infosecurity Europe 2009 in London’s Earls Court (April 28th-30th).

As ISO27001 certification is increasingly adopted as best practice information security management by larger organisations and governments around the world, so more and more small companies are being required to achieve the standard as a basic price of entry to contractual negotiations. In the middle of all the uncertainty of a global recession, the last thing small companies need is the challenge of developing new resources, capabilities and management systems.

That’s why the IT Governance FastTrack Consultancy service is so ideal. For a single, fixed £5,000 fee, an IT Governance FastTrack consultant will work with a small business to prepare them within three months for a UKAS accredited certification to ISO/IEC 27001:2005. The service is only applicable to single-location organisations with up to 20 employees, and the fixed fee excludes VAT, costs of ISMS audit by a third party certification body and certain travel expenses. An experienced IT Governance consultant will set up the ISO27001 project and, in consultation with relevant members of the organisation's staff, will deploy a customised ISO27001 Information Security Management System (ISMS), allowing the organisation to continue focusing on its core business.

This compressed timescale relieves SMEs from the cost and resource requirements typically necessary to prepare for, design and implement an ISMS on their own.

With the specification of low cost, high speed and with minimal disruption in mind, the service has been created and developed by Steve Watkins and Alan Calder, globally renowned experts in Information Security and the partnership who led the world’s first successful certification project to BS7799 (the forerunner of ISO27001) accreditation.

From inception to completion of the project, the IT Governance team will guide organisations to the goal of ISO27001 certification-readiness, utilising an implementation approach and methodology which is realistic, proven and straightforward. A clear chronological plan is implemented from the outset, outlining what and who is involved at each stage, in order for the client to make appropriate commitments in a timely manner. IT Governance can also provide services to help maintain ISO27001 status in the post-accreditation stage; the services are in the form of ISMS maintenance, internal audit service checking that controls in place are working as expected and advice on how they can be improved, plus attendance at future certification audits.

“All organisations, whatever their size, are under increasing pressure to demonstrate their information security compliance credentials to customers. For the smaller organisation in these recessionary times, finding the resources or expertise required to do so is an especial challenge – one this service is designed to help,” says IT Governance’s CEO, Alan Calder.

“This initiative ensures maximum benefit for minimum expenditure – so now even for the smallest organisations, certification to ISO27001 is within reach.”

For more information on the new FastTrack Consultancy Service, visit

There will be an opportunity to find out more about IT Governance’s special FastTrack Consultancy Service at the Infosecurity Europe show in London’s Earls Court (April 28th-30th) – come to our stand G100 to see a short briefing.

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Alan Calder is a leading author on information security and IT governance issues, and is Chief Executive of IT Governance Limited. He is an international authority on ISO27001 (formerly BS7799), the international security standard, about which he wrote with colleague Steve Watkins the definitive compliance guide, ‘IT Governance: A Manager’s Guide to Data Security and BS7799/ISO17799’. This work, now in its fourth edition, is based on his experience of leading the world’s first successful implementation of BS7799 and is the basis for the UK Open University’s postgraduate course on information security.

IT Governance Ltd is the one-stop shop for books, tools, training and consultancy for Governance, Risk Management and Compliance. It is a leading authority on data security and IT governance for business and the public sector. IT Governance is ‘non-geek’, approaching IT issues from a non-technology background and talking to management in its own language. Its customer base spans Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. More information is available at

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