The Irish IT security company, VigiTrust has gone a long way since its inception in 2003. The company has been helping organizations achieve, maintain, and continuously monitor compliance with security regulations and standards. VigiTrust is well established in the market, with a strong reputation and a track record as an information security expert in a number of fields including PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards), HIPAA, EU GDPR, and Cyber Security. The reason behind the company’s success and position in the market is the fundamental values and extensive experience of its CEO in the IT security, risk management, information governance, and compliance sectors. Mathieu Gorge, CEO and Founder of VigiTrust, is a graduate in Business Studies with Languages at the University of Ulster and today, he has 15 years of international experience in security industry.
“We are a GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) SaaS service provider specializing in cloud based security compliance portals, providing education and awareness training, online security assessments and testing based on the VigiTrust Five Pillars of Security Framework,” Gorge states. Physical Security, People Security, Data Security, Infrastructure Security, and Crisis Management are the five pillars of security with which the company demystifies complex, legal, and industry landscapes that any organization needs to comply with. These allow different units within an organization to understand the process and language and collaborate on security.
We believe that Compliance and Security is an ongoing journey rather than a destination therefore this journey is at the heart of everything we do for our clients
Through its eLearning platform, VigiTrust also provides training for organizations which allows them to educate staff on security and compliance matters. The wide portfolio of eLearning solutions of the company ranges from awareness training (Information Security Awareness Training, and Social Networking Security best practice) to more technical topics (Secure Coding, and Wireless Security). Apart from the eLearning Platform, VigiTrust offers a web-based portal, GRC Platform, enabling entities to achieve and maintain compliance with the industry standards such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, EU GDPR, ISO 27001 etc. The portal is designed for ease of use without the need for software installation for merchants and acquirers. In addition to this, VigiTrust organizes Security Discovery Workshops (SDW) and Security Mentoring Program (SMP) to allow key decision makers like CISOs, CSOs, CXOs, Senior IT Staff, and HR to understand Security & Information Governance risks for their organization. It not only informs them about the risks, but it also educates them on security and compliance matters, through the eLearning platform with more than 50 security and information governance courses in multiple languages.
The company’s initiative in 2012 to form an Advisory board has reaped enormous benefits. It has helped the company to get feedback from security & risk professionals to influence VigiTrust’s solution & services roadmap. Gorge further explains, “Our Advisory Board has placed a strong emphasis on information sharing and education in a confidential, non-commercial setting, featuring thought leaders who can call on decades of experience in their respective fields.” Currently the advisory board comprises of CISOs, CSOs, CROs, other C-level, Operational Risk & IT Directors, Risk managers, and Payment and Fraud experts.
Due to the magnitude of data that needs to be processed and managed, many organizations across multiple industries have faced major roadblocks. VigiTrust has helped many of these organizations including but not limited to, large hotel groups to achieve and maintain compliance across multiple countries and in multiple languages.