/EINPresswire.com/ IT Governance Ltd, the PCI and information security training provider, has announced a special offer of the PCI Foundation Training Course which will help organisations kick-start their PCI compliance project before the end of 2011 (www.itgovernance.co.uk/products/1858). Delegates, who book onto the December course, will save £100 and receive a free single user PCI e-learning licence (www.itgovernance.co.uk/products/1821). The free e-learning licence is a good way to sample the effectiveness of using e-learning to deliver the mandatory PCI staff awareness training.

Any organisation that processes, transmits or stores payment card data must comply with the PCI DSS, which includes companies that provide merchants with commerce-related services such as web hosting. The most effective way to start the PCI DSS implementation process would be to introduce technical and non-technical staff to the essentials and the requirements of the PCI DSS Standard.

Failure to comply with these requirements will result in heavy fines, restrictions, or even permanent expulsion from payment card acceptance programmes. More importantly, in the end, failure to meet its security obligations, makes an organisation vulnerable to a data breach.

The PCI Foundation Training Course provides comprehensive and practical coverage of all aspects of implementing the PCI DSS. It will help delegates develop an efficient, cost-effective plan for meeting this essential compliance standard. It is particularly suitable for information security managers and other staff responsible for, or involved in, their organisation’s PCI DSS compliance activities.

As a leading provider of information security e-learning courses, IT Governance also offers a PCI DSS Online Staff Awareness Course (www.itgovernance.co.uk/products/1821). Delegates attending the classroom course in December will receive a free single user PCI e-learning licence. This e-learning course is a fantastic way of delivering PCI training to staff in a non-technical way. It is designed to increase employees’ awareness of the PCI DSS requirements, and to provide clear and simple explanations of what companies and individual employees must do to meet the requirements of the current version (v2.0) of the Standard.

Organisations can book delegates onto the PCI Foundation Training Course online here: www.itgovernance.co.uk/products/1858. Course places can also be booked directly with the friendly, helpful IT Governance service centre team on telephone number +44 (0)845 070 1750. Larger organisations can make bookings or purchases with a purchase order, either by telephone, or by e-mail, to [email protected] We also welcome overseas delegates on all our courses and can provide guidance on travel and hotel arrangements.

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Desi Aleksandrova Marketing Executive
+44 (0) 845 070 1750
[email protected]

IT Governance Ltd is the one-stop shop for books, tools, training and consultancy for governance, risk management and compliance. It is a leading authority on data security and IT governance for business and the public sector. IT Governance is ‘non-geek’, approaching IT issues from a non-technology background and talking to management in its own language. Its customer base spans Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. More information is available at www.itgovernance.co.uk.