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5 ways to become a successful distance learning student

Distance learning has opened doors for people who want to gain new skills but for whatever reason are unable to take traditional, classroom-based courses. However, we understand that the idea of studying by yourself can seem like a daunting, and perhaps even an isolating, experience. But there’s much less to fear than you might think. There are a lot of similarities to classroom-based learning – … [Read more...]

NIS Directive: Adopt a “human first” approach to compliance

Organisations should take a “human-first approach” to preparing for the Directive on security of network and information systems (NIS Directive), the new law designed to help ensure that essential services remain operational, says the co-founder and chief technology officer of Cofense. The Irish government is yet to transpose the NIS Directive into law, however, judging by the consultation … [Read more...]

5 practical tips for planning ISO 27001 internal audits

Control A15.2 of ISO 27001 requires that, as part of an information security management system (ISMS), “managers within an organisation ensure that security policies are followed”. This sounds very sensible – but how do you know that managers are actually enforcing your ISMS security policies? The answer is regular ISMS internal audits, and it usually falls to the information security manager or … [Read more...]

ISO 27001 qualifications: Lead Auditor or Lead Implementer?

If you’re new to the international standard for information security management, ISO 27001, you might be finding it difficult to choose a training course that suits your needs. If you can’t decide between a lead auditor and a lead implementer course, the following information should help. First and foremost, it really is as obvious as it sounds: an implementer implements an ISMS (information … [Read more...]

Infographic: 5 benefits of distance learning

This month, IT Governance Europe launched its ISO27001 Certified ISMS Foundation (Distance Learning) training course. This modular recording of our popular one-day classroom course, which is delivered in Cork and Dublin, is the ideal starting point for all prospective ISO 27001 project managers and auditors, or anyone who wishes to build a career in information security management. It provides a … [Read more...]