SR 20 fastest Growing Security Companies 2016

VigiTrust: A Leading Provider of Educational Programs for IT Security


“Founded in 2003, VigiTrust. is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, and has a dedicated US office in New York City – and European offices in London and Paris.”

Nowadays, all forms of data and information are key assets for all organizations. Hence high risks exist for any entity storing or processing data in all formats. VigiTrust has considerable expertise and experience in helping organizations comply with security regulations and standards designed to manage and mitigate these risks. VigiTrustis a security firm specializing in cloud based eLearning programs, security compliance portals and providing security assessments based on the 5 Pillars of Security Framework.

VigiTrust has international clients in 95 countries in the 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), eLearning for Security and Compliance Platforms.

Wide Portfolio of Learning Solutions
VigiTrust’s solutions enable organizations to achieve and maintain compliance with legal, industrial and security standards and frameworks.

PCI DSS Solutions: This includes data protection, data transfer and retention, Protected Health Information (PHI) and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), ISO 27001 compliance programs and corporate governance. VigiTrust ensures that global Fortune 500 customers comply with US Federal regulations, State regulations and European Directives.

MCP: VigiTrust’s Merchant Compliance Portal (MCP) is an on-demand web-based portal that enables merchants to achieve and maintain compliance with the PCI DSS Standard. The MCP is available online 24/7 and requires no software installation; all that is required is an internet browser. MCP consists of four modules; each module based closely on the requirements of the PCI DSS Standard.

SAMS: Vigitrust’s Security Accreditation Management System (SAMS) is a web-based GRC (Governance Risk Management) collaboration tool and has been developed through its extensive experience in helping merchants, payment service providers, and banks address their PCI DSS mandates and achieve PCI DSS compliance status. Incorporating project management best practices, SAMS is the tool which can empower an organization to cost effectively achieve and maintain PCI DSS compliance.

ELearning: The technology aspect of eLearning is a mix of a back end database working in tandem with a Learning Management System (LMS) allowing organizations to provision and manage users. The front end typically involves an interactive and engaging GUI used by learners to navigate the content made available to them. VigiTrust typically installs LMS based on Moodle which is SCORM and AICC compliant. It typically presents its content in Articulate and Engage. It has integrated its modules with many SCROM compliant LMS including Sum Total, Cornerstone, Blackboard, SharePoint.

Features incorporated in VigiTrust courses: Interactive rich content following best practice instructional design; Self-test questions at the end of each chapter to refresh the users’ memory; Exam at course end with randomized questions and adjustable pass rate; Audio voiceover where appropriate including on/off function Bookmarking (remembers where user left off before); Glossary with explanation of technical terms; Option to include company policies such as acceptable usage policy including option to force users to read and/or accept policies before taking the course.

Information Security Awareness Programs: VigTrust provides customized security awareness programs for its blue chip customers worldwide. Such programs typically include, but may not be limited, to the following elements: Security awareness strategies, Security newsletters, Security awareness posters, War games simulations, Security blogs, eLearning course, Instructor Lead, Training and Security Videos.

Awards & Recognitions

  • VigiTrust has been awarded Best for IT Educational Programmes – New York by Corporate America’s Software and Technology Awards 2015.
  • Mathieu Gorge won the Information Security CEO of the Year by Corporate Vision in 2015.
  • Mathieu won the CEO Game Changer of the Year Award by ACQ Global Awards 2015.

VigiTrust’s target area is large distributed organizations with multiple locations, multiple currencies who are multi-lingual with many card present transactions or many transactions with customer data (insurance, healthcare, hospitality, telecommunications etc). It helps companies where compliance is crucial, CyberSecurity is a concern and who have a PCI Program Manager or CISO. Some of VigiTrust’s Clients include major multi-national banks, insurance companies, airlines and hotel chains.

“We create dedicated tools which offer clients a complete solution for compliance with specific frameworks.”

Knowing the Founder & CEO – Mathieu Gorge
Bilingual and a French citizen, Mathieu has lived and worked in Ireland for nearly two decades, where he graduated in Business Studies with Languages at the University of Ulster. He is an established 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. He is a published domain author, and international speaker and trainer on security, compliance and block-chain issues, such as Bitcoin currency. Since 2006, Mathieu has been a Councilor for Ireland’s France Chamber of Commerce, for which he also acts as its Information Security Officer. In 2014, he was appointed French Trade Foreign Advisor by the French government— [Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur de la France.] Mathieu is in high demand as a speaker at global security conferences, such as RSA, ENISA & ISACA. He also works closely with the PCI Council in the United States and European Union.