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.
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,
There has been plenty to contemplate in the set of recommendations made by The Culture, Media and Sport Committee following their report on cyber security last month. The report was triggered by the TalkTalk cyber attack in 2015 but identified cyber security as a significant threat to all UK businesses with an online platform or service where protection of personal data is paramount.
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:
We’re proud to announce that Alliantist, the company behind ISMS.Online, has been awarded Cyber Essentials certification by IASME, one of four Cyber Essentials accreditation bodies appointed by the UK Government.