COPITS is a private, independent consulting IT security company which was founded by John Foley in 2013.


COPITS helps and advises public and private companies with general IT risk management and to meet the safety regulations of ISO 27000.


With more than a hundred private companies and governmental entities as clients, COPITS is the leading company in the formulation of IT and cyber strategies and implementation of cyber security exercises.

COPITS is ISO 27001 certified and has affiliates in Germany and the United States of America.


The company differs from traditional consultancies by closely following developments in IT security work internationally and nationally, including the work of the Network and Information Security Platform (NISP), where John Foley is the representative of Denmark.


John Foley is involved in numerous fora which include dealing with IT and cyber security strategy in a security perspective. John Foley was also for many years the representative of Denmark in ENISA, who, in 2010, planned and implemented the first cyber security exercise ever with the participation of all EU member states.


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About John Foley














John Foley is the founder of COPITS. John graduated as a militarytechnical- and safety officer with IT and cyber security as a specialty. He has more than 30 years of experience in IT security, including:


  • Creation of management and security policies.
  • analysis of an organization's greatest risks in the IT and information area.
  • Creation of safety and emergency response in compliance with applicable standards and regulations.
  • Creation of risk and vulnerability studies and assessments.


Throughout his long career in the danish military, John Foley worked as a generalist, specialist and has also designed the overall strategies and policies related to IT and cyber security in the danish military. In addition, John has a thorough knowledge of IT and cyber threats as well as the identification of community importance and critical information infrastructure.




  • 2007-2011: National IT and Telecom Agency's Security Office.

Primary tasks: Advice and guidance to governments and major telecom operators.


  • 2011-2013: Center for Cybersecurity at the Danish military intelligence agency.

Primary tasks: Planning and execution of exercises at national and international level.


  • 2013: Founder of the consultancy and IT security company COPITS.


Network and boards



  • Representative of Denmark in the EU's network and information platform, including participation in the shared EU project "incident action and information sharing"


  • Member of DI IREK safetygroup


  • Member of the society of engineers in Denmark


  • Board member of IDA (MTF)

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