Alan Calder is a leading author on information security and IT governance issues. He is chief executive of IT Governance Limited, the one”stop”shop for books, tools, training and consultancy on Governance, Risk Management and Compliance. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of CEME, a public-private sector skills partnership.
Alan 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 is based on his experience of leading the world’s first successful implementation of BS7799 (with the 4th edition published in May 2008) and is the basis for the UK Open University’s postgraduate course on information security.
Other books written by Alan include ”˜The Case for ISO27001‘, ”˜Nine Steps to Success – An ISO 27001 Implementation Overview‘, ”˜Risk Assessment for Asset Owners‘, ”˜IT Governance – Guidelines for Directors‘, ”˜IT Governance Today – a Practitioner’s Handbook‘ and ”˜IT Regulatory Compliance in the UK‘.
Alan is a frequent media commentator on information security and IT governance issues, and has contributed articles and expert comment to a wide range of trade, national and online news outlets.
Alan was previously CEO of Wide Learning, a supplier of e”learning; of Focus Central London, a training and enterprise council; and of Business Link London City Partners, a government agency focused on helping growing businesses to develop. He was a member of the Information Age Competitiveness Working Group of the UK Government’s Department for Trade & Industry, and was until recently a member of the DNV Certification Services Certification Committee, which certifies compliance with international standards including ISO27001.