IBITGQ News

IBITGQ (International Board for IT Governance Qualifications) was established in April 2011 and has certified more than 13,000 delegates in the fields of IT governance, information security, cyber security and privacy.

IBITGQ is not only dedicated to developing agile and specialised certifications but also to sharing information to ensure participants, organisations and ATOs (Accredited Training Organisations) are continually updated on new certifications, macro-environmental and market developments, and the research findings of industry leaders.

IBITGQ News is committed to providing news that is accurate and based on research. It aims to communicate the importance of professional certifications within the IT governance, information security, cyber security and privacy sectors. The content will inform training participants of CPD (continuing professional development) pathways, and organisations of the consequences of breaches and non-compliance with regulatory amendments. It will also emphasise the value of an IBITGQ certification for both existing and prospective ATOs.

By sharing information, we can create a safer information, cyber and privacy environment, and form stronger resilience to support business continuity.

The Value of IBITGQ’s First-to-Market Certified DORA Qualifications

Tyrelle Adams - December 2023

The International Board for IT Governance Qualifications (IBITGQ) is a personnel certification body renowned for certifying practitioners in the sectors of IT governance, information security, cyber security and privacy. Earning a reputation as the ‘practitioner’s certification’, IBITGQ qualifications equip people with not only the theoretical knowledge but also the practical capabilities to identify and respond to information security, cyber security and data privacy threats. The development of IBITGQ certifications is highly dynamic and responsive to rapidly changing macro-environmental factors, including the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA).

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The Impact of the General Data Protection Regulation

Tyrelle Adams - January 2024

It has been more than five years since the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into effect. It has had a significant impact on the international business environment, specifically regarding how organisations collect, process and store personal data.

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Unlock your potential with an IBITGQ certification

Tyrelle Adams – January 2024

The concept of continuing professional development (CPD) dates back to the decades after the Second World War, when institutional bodies identified a need for structured formal learning following a tertiary qualification and work experience.

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Certified people make a certified organisation – how can IBITGQ assist this process?

Tyrelle Adams – January 2024

The last decade has seen an increase in people taking the path to professional certifications over and above their existing experience and tertiary qualifications. This gives them many benefits, such as career advancement, increased knowledge and skills, validation of theoretical and applied knowledge, and an expanded professional network. But how does a professional certification create a competitive advantage for an organisation, what is the process and, more importantly, why choose IBITGQ as the organisation’s preferred certification body?

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Five reasons to become an accredited IBITGQ training provider

Tyrelle Adams – January 2024

There is a common misconception that years of practical experience built on the foundations of quality tertiary education are enough to achieve a professional certification. Training courses offered by accredited training organisations (ATOs) using the syllabi developed by a certification body such as IBITGQ can provide the detailed practical and theoretical knowledge of the specific domain that may not be attainable through a tertiary qualification or years of hands-on experience. Furthermore, as the business environment develops, so too do the processes and systems through which training providers adapt their courseware, developing new and efficient methods to achieve better results.

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Gaining the Edge: How DORA Qualifications Empower Professionals in the Digital Operational Resilience Era

Tyrelle Adams – April 2024

In today’s interconnected, increasingly digital world, the security of organisations and personal information is paramount. With the growing frequency and sophistication of cyber threats, governments and organisations must take proactive measures to protect against these risks. That’s where the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) comes into play.

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Exploring the Benefits of DORA Certifications for Organisations

Tyrelle Adams – April 2024

The European Union’s DORA (Digital Operational Resilience Act), which comes into effect on 17 January 2025, will significantly impact organisations within the financial services sector and their third-party technology service providers.

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IBITGQ: Your Essential Partner in Achieving DORA Compliance

Tyrelle Adams – April 2024

The EU’s DORA (Digital Operational Resilience Act) represents a paradigm shift in how the financial sector approaches cyber security and resilience. With a compliance deadline of 17 January 2025, the time to prepare is now. IBITGQ’s Certified DORA Foundation and Practitioner qualifications offer the in-depth knowledge and practical tools you need to navigate this complex regulation and secure your organisation’s future.

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IBITGQ: Your DORA Audit Solution – Lead the Way in Compliance

DORA’s rigorous requirements necessitate robust internal audit processes within financial institutions. IBITGQ’s Certified DORA Lead Auditor qualification is meticulously designed to equip you with the in-depth knowledge and skills essential for conducting these critical assessments and driving DORA compliance.

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A Guide to DORA Compliance and ICT Resilience with IBITGQ

Tyrelle Adams – April 2024

The European Union’s DORA (Digital Operational Resilience Act) establishes a rigorous framework to enhance the cyber security posture of financial institutions. Its comprehensive provisions emphasise robust ICT risk management, proactive resilience testing and meticulous oversight of third-party service providers. To navigate the complexities of DORA compliance, specialised knowledge and a strategic approach are essential.

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IBITGQ's Certified DORA Risk Director: Leadership Preparedness for the Digital Age

Tyrelle Adams – April 2024

The EU’s Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) introduces a robust new regulatory regime for financial institutions and their global ICT third-party providers. With its implementation deadline of 17 January 2025, achieving compliance is a key concern for affected organisations. Beyond adherence to legal requirements, DORA necessitates a significant shift in how senior management perceives and orchestrates ICT risk mitigation and operational resilience.

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The Strategic Alignment of IBITGQ's DORA and ISO 22301 Certification

Tyrelle Adams – April 2024

DORA and ISO 22301 harmoniously enhance an organisation’s ability to withstand digital setbacks and maintain core business operations. IBITGQ’s portfolio of DORA and ISO 22301 qualifications provides a clear path for professionals to achieve industry-leading expertise in both domains.

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Navigating DORA and GDPR: Integrating Compliance with IBITGQ

Tyrelle Adams – April 2024

The European Union’s Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set rigorous standards for financial institutions operating within the region. DORA mandates robust defences against cyber threats, while the GDPR enshrines data privacy and protection rights. To guide professionals through these complex regulatory requirements, IBITGQ offers a range of specialised DORA and GDPR qualifications. These programmes empower professionals to confidently implement compliance strategies, fortifying both digital resilience and data protection within their organisations.

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Advance Your Cyber Security Career: Master DORA and ISO27001

Tyrelle Adams – April 2024

Invest in your future and become an asset for any financial institution. Equip yourself with specialised credentials like IBITGQ’s ISO/IEC 27001 ISMS and Certified DORA qualifications. These rigorous programmes demonstrate your in-depth understanding of regulatory frameworks and your expertise in mitigating cyber risks – skills that are increasingly sought after in today’s security-conscious environment.

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