A CEO’s role is crucial for a company or business for a solid foundation, guidance, and future expansion. A CEO remains in continuous pursuit to refine personal integrity, domain expertise, leadership skills and strategic focus. These cardinal strengths are essential for business growth, but the team also plays an important role. It’s important for the CEO and their team to develop a close working relationship. With an efficient communication strategy and basic strategic development planning structures, CEO and team can work together to boost profits, and stay on the same course to reach company end goals for the betterment of the whole company. VigiTrust, an IT security firm has witnessed the same success, and the reason behind that is none other than its CEO and Founder, Mathieu Gorge. The fundamental values that have helped Mathieu to overcome any challenges are determination, ability to take strategic risks and a fantastic team behind him.
Mathieu is an established authority on IT security and risk management with more than 15 years international experience. He is originally from France. Mathieu Gorge has lived and worked in Ireland for over 20 years, and graduated in Business Studies with Languages at the University of Ulster. He has an entrenched authority on IT security, risk management, information governance and compliance with more than 15 years’ experience in Europe, Australia, and the United States. Mathieu is a PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standard) and data expert as well as a published domain author and International speaker on Security, compliance and block-chain issues, such as Bitcoin currency. Since 2006, Mathieu has been a Councilor for Ireland France Chamber of Commerce, and he was appointed as the Vice-President & CSO this year. In 2014, he was named French Trade Foreign Advisor by the French government (Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur de la France). Mathieu also speaks regularly at Global Security Conferences, such as RSA, ENISA, EUROCACS & ISACA. He works in close collaboration with the PCI Council in the United States and the European Union.
VigiTrust: Experts in CyberSecurity
Mathieu founded VigiTrust in the year 2003 which has, since then, altered its primary focus and is now a B2B SaaS provider of Information Risk and Compliance software. VigiTrust has migrated from being a reputable Cyber Security consultancy organization to now being a market leading GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance) software 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©.
VigiTrust has been especially dominant within the hospitality industry and is helping large hotel groups to achieve and maintain compliance across multiple countries and in multiple languages. The hospitality industry faces very particular challenges as it has a lot of data to process and manage. Hotels collect and store credit card data, personal data and even health information. VigiTrust fully understands the complex mix of data security and compliance mandates and has helped the hospitality industry to effectively manage their security. VigiTrust also provides training for organizations which allows them to educate staff on security and compliance matters through their eLearning platform which boasts over 25 security and information governance courses in multiple languages.
VigiTrust’s core aim is to keep ahead of legal, operational and technical security and compliance challenges that its clients are facing. It operates a continuous market watch which is complimented by its Advisory Board comprised over 80 CEOs, CFO’s, CISO’s, Risk managers, payment and fraud experts.
In Pursuit of Making a Global Mark
VigiTrust clients span more than 90 countries in hospitality, transportation, healthcare, financial services, retail and government sectors. The company is well established in the market, with a strong reputation and a track record as an information security expert in a number of fields particularly PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards), HIPAA, EU GDPR and Cyber Security in general.
VigiTrust’s flagship solution, MCP (Merchant Compliance Portal), is a midmarket solution aimed at merchant aggregators such as franchisors, acquiring banks, chains and trade associations. This complemented by a Fraud Management and Security incident module which allows aggregators to securely collect relevant data to understand the correlation between security levels, compliance status, and fraud/incident levels.
Dreaming Big to Achieve Bigger
Moving forward, VigiTrust plans to continue to grow and double again in the upcoming 12 months and further consolidate its place as a market leader in the GRC space in the US and Europe. VigiTrust continually innovates, adding new modules to its eLearning portfolio, incorporating new regulations and frameworks to its GRC tools, Fraud Management, and Incident Management.