Pocket Guides Enable Mastery of IT Governance

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<p><strong>Ely, England &mdash; July 5</strong><br />The total reliance of today&rsquo;s businesses on technology, coupled with a climate of ever-growing regulation, has placed IT governance among the most pressing issues facing business leaders.&nbsp; </p><p>Honoring this responsibility demands a clear grasp of IT governance principles and of the precise regulatory and legal requirements of the local jurisdiction.&nbsp; </p><p>To help U.K. and U.S. companies meet this challenge, IT Governance Ltd. has launched three pocket guides that equip the reader with the essential facts required to take action.&nbsp; </p><p>These books are the latest in the Practical IT Governance pocket guide series the infosecurity publisher introduced earlier this year.<br /><br />The IT Governance Pocket Guide provides a clear explanation of how information technology underpins businesses and sets out the requirements and benefits of an IT governance strategy.&nbsp; </p><p>The book draws on the Calder-Moir IT Governance Framework to provide a &quot;joined-up&quot; account of IT governance that integrates controls right across the organization.&nbsp; </p><p>More than 52 pages, the guide addresses issues such as &quot;Why IT Governance Matters,&quot; &quot;Strategic &amp; Operational Risk Management&quot; and &quot;Symptoms of Inadequate IT Governance.&quot; </p><p>Written by international security and governance authority Alan Calder, &quot;IT Regulatory Compliance in the U.K.&quot; is a helpful introduction to IT regulation and examines current compliance issues for organizations based in, operating in or supplying the United Kingdom.&nbsp; </p><p>In concise and accessible language, it summarises the infosecurity implications of the Data Protection Act 1998, Freedom of Information Act 2000, FSA Rule Book and a host of other legislation and regulations.&nbsp; <br /><br />The third addition to the series, &quot;IT Regulatory Compliance in North America,&quot; provides similar guidance to organizations based in or trading with the United States.&nbsp; </p><p>It neatly summarizes the IT governance demands of laws and regulations, including Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, GLBA and CAN-SPAM Act.&nbsp; </p><p> Hard copy and electronic versions of all three books are available for worldwide despatch or immediate download from the IT Governance Web site. </p><p>&ldquo;IT governance is a crucial matter for business leaders to master and these pocket guides provide a succinct overview of the most important topics,&quot; Calder said. &quot;In easily digested form, they enable the reader to focus on the key issues relating to their business without needing to wade through reams of superfluous information.&nbsp; </p><p>In combination with other titles in the series, these latest guides are essential compliance reading for any successful business operating in the U.K. or U.S.A.&rdquo;</p>

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