IT Professional Group, Inc. (ITPG) was founded in 1999 as a premiere IT security consulting, education, training, and professional certification and development organization.  ITPG has been providing content development, train-the-trainer, educational delivery, and fulfillment services globally for (ISC)² Institute ( for over 14+ years.  Since then, ITPG has become a global leader in providing Governance, Risk, & Compliance (GRC) professional services in all verticals and all compliance laws.  Our GRC Solutions CoE is led by Mr. David Kim, who has over 30+ years of IT, IT security, governance, risk, and compliance experience.


Mr. Kim is adept in all USA based compliance laws and their requirements for security, privacy, and implementation of proper security controls and safeguards.  ITPG’s past performance encompasses providing education, training, and professional services for government (federal, state, local), higher-education, international airports (domestic and international), Fortune 1000, banking, financial, manufacturing, retail, and healthcare vertical’s around the world.

ITPG’s technical expertise and experience includes enterprise IP data networking infrastructures, VoIP and SIP-enabled communications, network management, IT operations, service delivery models (e.g., ITIL v3, FCAPS, COBIT v5) and assisting organizations with large-scale procurements and RFPs.

ITPG’s GRC Solutions practice focuses on compliance services, providing clients with compliance audits, and security risk assessments.  Our GRC Solutions include maintain up to ‘date compliance requirements checklists, identifying gaps, and recommending specific remediation strategies.  Our compliance services include the following verticals:

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Electric Utility – (FERC/NERC) 



Education (K-12/Higher-Ed) – (FERPA)


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Government; Federal, State & Local – (FISMA/FedRAMP)



Financial – (GLBA)



Healthcare –  (HIPAA/Hi-Tech Act/PPACA)


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Publicly Traded Company – (SOX)


ITPG’s commitment to educating and training students and IT professionals is demonstrated by its history in providing education, training, and professional certification readiness programs for (ISC)2, the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium.  In 2008, Mr. David Kim was hired by Jones & Bartlett Learning ( as the lead IT security & information assurance architect and curriculum designer.  In this role, Mr. Kim assisted with the design and mapping of various IT security professional certification learning objectives into the Information Systems Security & Assurance ( curriculum.  Mr. Kim authored and designed the Fundamentals of Information Systems Security and Information Systems Security Capstone book, courseware, and all 130, hands-on, skill-sets readiness labs for the curriculum.

For a complete overview of the ISSA curriculum, watch this YouTube video:

In addition, Mr. Kim was hired to design and develop 130, hands-on skills-set readiness labs in support of the ISSA curriculum.  These 130, hands-on labs total more than 12,000+ minutes of hands-on, information systems security, cyber security, and information assurance sklills-set readiness learning activities.  A complete, online, experiential learning environment was built providing students with a safe and secure means to practice ethical hacking, vulnerability assessments, and penetration testing on a mock IT infrastructure.  This online, experiential learning hands-on labs environment mimics a real-world IT infrastructure with live workstations, servers, databases, applications, and tools commonly used by information systems security professionals.  The ISSA experiential learning hands-on labs are hosted by Toolwire, Inc. ( within the Virtual Security Cloud Lab (VSCL) online environment.  Students are equipped with lab manuals, lab scenarios, demo videos with audio narrations for each hands-on lab providing students with a complete, self-study program.  Students are provided with unlimited access to the VSCL online laboratory to perform their hands-on lab activities for the semester they are enrolled.


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