Made it to G-Cloud 8? But are you attractive enough to win business?

Made it to G-Cloud 8? But are you attractive enough to win business?

Congratulations to all those who got on the latest G-Cloud 8 framework!

According to Gov.UK, it has attracted the highest number of new suppliers than any other previous iteration of the G-Cloud Framework.

G8 went live on the Digital Marketplace on 1st August so let the competition for new business begin!

Yes, the bad news is that making it on to G-Cloud 8 was the easy bit.

Is it time to take your Cyber Essentials to the next level for improved information security?

The major TalkTalk cyber-security breach of 2015 caused a media frenzy that made it difficult to ignore. So serious was their breaches impact on customers personal data that it was also raised in the House of Commons, and subsequently led to an inquiry by The Culture, Media and Sports Committee.

The resulting Cyber Security Report was extensive and included, as a key area,

Cyber Security Report – Selecting third party suppliers using Cyber Essentials (and beyond)

Cyber Security Report – Selecting third party suppliers using Cyber Essentials (and beyond)

I’ve been digesting The Culture, Media and Sport Committee recommendations following release of its report on cyber security earlier this week.

An important recommendation has been about the selection of third party suppliers.  It has not yet been highlighted by the popular press who have chosen to focus on the other recommendations such as hitting CEO pay packets (which we will look at again another day).

Amongst other things, the report recommended: