IT Governance expands with new Scotland base

Published: 20 August 2018

Cyber security specialist IT Governance has opened an office in Edinburgh. We spoke to founder and chief executive Alan Calder.

Your business in brief?

I founded IT Governance in 2002. We now have almost 300 people working for us. Our business is supporting organisations with IT governance, risk management and compliance solutions.

Edinburgh is Scotland’s main tech hub and Scotland’s focus on cyber resilience has significantly increased in the past 18 months since the announcement of the Scottish Cyber Resilience Scheme.

Alan Calder, chief executive, IT Governance

 

We have a special focus on cyber resilience, data protection, 'PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard), ISO 27001 (the international standard for Information security management systems) and cyber security. 

In an increasingly punitive and privacy-focused business environment, we are committed to helping businesses protect themselves and their customers from the perpetually evolving range of cyber threats.

Our headquarters is in Ely, near Cambridge, but we have locations worldwide and have already helped thousands of organisations across the globe comply with various cyber security laws.

What makes Edinburgh an attractive market for you?

Edinburgh is Scotland’s main tech hub and Scotland’s focus on cyber resilience has significantly increased in the past 18 months since the announcement of the Scottish Cyber Resilience Scheme. This is an arrangement by the Scottish Government to improve the public sector’s cyber resilience framework.

We’re experts in cyber resilience and opening an office in Edinburgh enables us to help those organisations that need it!

What presence will you have here? What jobs or roles will be created?

We aim to be the ’go-to‘ one-stop shop for organisations across Scotland. Since opening the office in Edinburgh earlier this year, we have already recruited ten employees to support the different functions of the business. This is a foundation that will allow us to expand as our presence grows to ensure we meet increasing demand. Positions still available include consultant penetration testers and digital marketing executives.

Located in the centre of Edinburgh, close to the main transport links, makes us easily accessible to organisations across Scotland and beyond that require our products and services.

We feel it’s our responsibility to ensure we can provide the necessary guidance and support to help the country achieve its goal to become a ‘safe, secure and prosperous’ nation.  

IT Governance supports organisations with cyber security, risk management and compliance solutions.

What's the vision for your business?

We’re in the early stages of a fast scale-up of the company, with revenues growing quickly across all our business areas.

Our primary focus is finding the new people we need fast enough. Our secondary challenge is ensuring that growing numbers of joiners are able to learn and live our culture.

Cyber threats continue to mutate, evolve and proliferate – and the most common attack vector is still people. The focus of our activity is people and process, rather than technology, and we want to work with organisations in Scotland to help them become increasingly resilient to the types of breaches that are becoming part of daily business life.

 

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you and your business establish, relocate or expand within the city region, or would simply like more information about what Edinburgh has to offer, get in touch today.

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