GRC International Launches Comprehensive Suite of DORA Services

28/11/2023

Ely, United Kingdom, 28th November 2023 – GRC International Group PLC (AIM: GRC, “GRC” or “the Group”), the international governance, risk management and compliance company whose main business is cyber defence-in-depth, announces the launch of an all-encompassing suite of products specifically designed to empower businesses in achieving compliance with the new Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA). This comprehensive suite includes an array of resources, tools, training, and consultancy services to assist organisations in navigating the complex landscape of digital operational resilience.

The DORA is a new and crucial EU Act that is set to be applied to financial services companies and their IT service suppliers within and serving the EU market. It is a monumental shift in regulatory focus towards ensuring robust operational resilience in the digital age. With the clock ticking towards the January 2024 compliance deadline, financial organisations are under increasing pressure to align their operations with the DORA's stringent standards.

The Group’s suite of DORA-focused products has been meticulously crafted to equip these organisations with the necessary knowledge, tools, and support to not only meet these regulatory requirements, but also to seize the opportunities for enhanced cybersecurity and operational excellence that the DORA presents.

The DORA suite comprises the following components:

1. Books: Enhancing an individual’s understanding of DORA with the Group’s expertly crafted resources: "DORA – A Pocket Guide" and "DORA - A Compliance Guide." These informative books serve as essential references, providing insightful insights and practical guidance for successfully aligning an organisation’s operations with the DORA framework.

2. Toolkits: The DORA Toolkit equips organisations with a comprehensive set of tools, templates, and resources to facilitate seamless integration of DORA principles into its operational structure. It enables organisations to streamline their compliance journeys with practical aids.

3. Training: The Group’s range of DORA training offerings ensures teams are well-prepared to address the challenges and opportunities presented by this regulatory landscape. Organisations can choose from the DORA Staff Awareness E-learning Course, Certified DORA Practitioner Training Course, and Certified DORA Supply Chain Auditor Training Course to upskill their workforce – with a variety of learning options, including online, in-person, at your own pace, or a blended option that can be tailored to a specific individual’s requirements.

4. Consultancy: Organisations can leverage the expertise of our seasoned cybersecurity professionals with the Group’s new consultancy services. From DORA Gap Analysis and DORA Supply Chain Audit to DORA Remediation Service, the Group’s consultants are committed to assisting organisations in achieving robust operational resilience.

Alan Calder, Chief Executive Officer, commented:

"The Digital Operational Resilience Act signifies a pivotal moment for the cybersecurity industry. As businesses continue to rely heavily on digital infrastructure, the need for operational resilience has never been greater. Our new suite of DORA-focused products is a testament to our commitment to helping organisations adapt, comply, and thrive in this evolving landscape. We believe that by providing comprehensive resources, training, and consultancy, we are not only enabling compliance but also empowering businesses to proactively enhance their cybersecurity posture.

As the DORA framework ushers in a new era of operational resilience, the Group stands ready to be a trusted partner in navigating these uncharted waters. With a rich legacy of cybersecurity expertise, GRC International Group is uniquely positioned to guide organisations toward achieving operational resilience excellence.”

For more information about the Digital Operational Resilience Act and to explore our suite of DORA products, please visit our website at DORA (Digital Operations Resilience Act) compliance | IT Governance Europe Ireland

Enquiries:

GRC International Group PLC
Alan Calder, Chief Executive Officer
Christopher Hartshorne, Finance Director

+44 (0)330 999 0222

Singer Capital Markets (Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)
Phil Davies, James Fischer

+44 (0)20 7496 3081

Dowgate Capital Limited (Joint Broker)
James Serjeant, Russell Cook, Nicholas Chambers

+44 (0)20 3903 7715

About GRC International Group PLC

GRC is an international governance, risk management and compliance company whose main business is cyber defence-in-depth.

A technology business, its proprietary premier brands including the market leader, IT Governance, offer ‘Our expertise, your peace of mind’ for GRC’s wide range of domestic and international corporate customers across all industrial sectors.

GRC’s three operating divisions – Software as a Service (SaaS), e-Commerce and Services – offer a wide range of products and services encompassing: IT governance, risk management, compliance with data protection and cyber security regulations, online and in-person training and staff awareness, consultancy, online publishing and distribution as well as software. The Group’s capabilities also include products and services to enable corporates to address wider governance issues such as money laundering and bribery.

In addition to its UK business, GRC has operations in the EU, US and Asia-Pacific regions.

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