Free IT-GRC briefing papers hit more than 1500 downloads in less than a day

/ IT Governance Ltd, the single-source provider of information, books, training and consultancy for information security, IT governance, risk management and compliance, has reported over 1500 downloads of their briefing papers. These documents are available from their newly-launched online ‘Green Paper’ library, which can be accessed at

Alan Calder, CEO of IT Governance, says, “We were delighted to see hundreds of downloads of our new green papers go through just hours after the launch. We call them ‘green’ papers because we consider them an environmentally friendly version of what is more commonly known as white-papers. All of our briefing documents contain useful links to other sources of information and they are best suited to be read on your computer or mobile device.

“These green papers are written by our own industry-leading team of consultants and product managers, and provide a valuable insight into a range of IT governance-related subjects such as information security, business continuity, mobile data security, risk management, IT governance, project management and other.”

The “Information Security and ISO 27001 - An Introduction” green paper has been by far the most popular green paper. It offers a clear and straightforward introduction to information security in relation to the ISO27001 international standard. Professionals can use this paper to provide clarity at the start of their ISO27001 project.

Some of the highlights include:

Enough Security?
ISMS guru (and co-implementer of the world’s first BS7799-certified ISMS) Steve Watkins explains how to transform your information security solution from an IT department chore to a system that works and is appreciated company-wide.

Measuring an ISMS
Measuring an information security management system (ISMS) is vital to ensure its success. This paper, written by Information Risk Consultant Pat Dey, offers valuable advice on how you can roll out a scalable and relevant measurement procedure for your ISMS.

Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery and ISO22301
80% of organisations without a Business Continuity plan will not survive a discontinuity event. This FAQ document offers a starting point for organisations that don’t want to be included in that statistic.

ISO27001 and Risk Assessment
Written by our subsidiary software company, Vigilant Software, this green paper offers detailed and expert advice specifically on the risk assessment area of an ISO27001 project.

Board Briefing on IT Governance
Information security is rising up the list of key priorities for most organisations. With this rise comes an increasing need for non-technical board members to be introduced to the concepts of IT governance. This concise, non-technical and authoritative green paper does just that.

Governance of Social Media
This green paper outlines the concepts of social media for organisations and businesses. Learn how to balance the associated risks with and benefits in this rapidly-developing, technology-driven world.

To access the full green paper library go to

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