SecureCloud+ is delighted to announce that Sir Christopher Coville has joined the Company as our Senior Defence Advisor. ‘Sir Chris’ joined the Royal Air Force in 1964 and served several tours of duty as an operational Lightning, Phantom and Tornado F3 pilot in the Air Defence role. He completed several senior appointments, in command an in the staffs, finishing his RAF career in the rank of Air Marshal, as Commander-in-Chief of Personnel and Training Command, with an Air Force Board position as Air Member for Personnel.
Sir Chris has enjoyed a successful second career in business and in the Third Sector. He is past Chairman of Westland Helicopters Ltd (2005-February 2011), and past Chairman of the European Aerospace Companies’ Rotorcraft Group (2004-12). His portfolio includes Defence and Security Advisor roles to BT, EMC and Rockwell Collins UK. In recognition of his leadership role in Cyber and STEM Skills Development, he is a member of the Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC) community of interest, a frequent speaker to the Security Awareness Special Interest Group (SASIG) and is a Special Advisor with the Aviation Skills Partnership.
Sir Chris said: ‘I am extremely pleased to be joining team SecureCloud+. This dynamic young company is at the leading edge of the information revolution, delivering solutions to the public and private sectors that enable safe, efficient and innovative exploitation of communications and decision-making capabilities. Alongside Peter Williamson and his colleagues, I look forward to helping SecureCloud+ building even further on its already impressive range of products and services.’
SecureCloud+, a trusted provider of next-generation secure information systems to government and defence, has been contracted by the Royal Air Force to deliver network collaboration services for Team Tempest.
The Tempest programme brings together the UK’s world leading industry and sovereign capabilities across future combat air’s four key technology areas: advanced combat air systems and integration (BAE Systems); advanced power and propulsion systems (Rolls-Royce); advanced sensors, electronics and avionics (Leonardo) and advanced weapon systems (MBDA), all of which have joined with the RAF Rapid Capabilities Office to form Team Tempest.
Peter Williamson, founder and CEO of SecureCloud+, said: “We have a proven track record of delivering defence contacts on time and on budget using modern technologies to promote better communications. Our innovation and agility are critical components to rapidly build and develop greater collaboration.
“We are pleased to support Team Tempest and the vision for the Future Combat Air System Technology Initiative. This contract reinforces our commitment to innovation. And it is not just about secure collaboration – it is also about managing digital assets across industries to remove barriers to sharing and building trusted teamwork.”
Air Commodore Linc Taylor: “This is a critical programme that will deliver huge value for UK military defence capabilities. We have a long history of delivering world-class combat systems through collaboration with our best industries; this capability offers us the ability to fundamentally change the way we work and share information within and across our teams.”
SecureCloud+ has been selected by Cobham as its preferred supplier to deliver secure communication and collaboration services as part of its bid for the UK Ministry of Defence’s 15-year Air Support to Defence Operational Training programme (ASDOT).
SecureCloud+ will provide the Cobham ASDOT team with accredited secure communications and collaboration solutions that are already operational within the MOD at all tiers of the Government Security Classification up to TOP SECRET. These solutions include a wide range of technologies designed to protect sensitive communications when sharing information across multiple security domains. This agile approach with interoperability at its core is aligned with the national defence training strategy.
Link: Cobham News
Photo by Kirsty O’Connor – PA Wire.
Cyber Essentials is a government endorsed scheme introduced to ensure the protection of data. The scheme identifies fundamental security controls against common cyber threats. Cyber Essentials was developed in collaboration with industry partners such as the Information Security Forum, the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises Consortium, and the British Standards Institution.
SecureCloud+ is proud to announce we have been awarded the Cyber Essentials PLUS certification. The scheme follows similar principles to Cyber Essentials with additional stringent requirements which are audited by an external certifying body, using specific tools, techniques and processes.
This accreditation highlights to our customers our commitment to preserving the integrity of our customers’ information assets to fulfil both contractual obligations and security, statutory, legislative and regulatory best practice.
Security & Policing is a Home Office event in its 30th year which attracts a mixed audience of attendees from Border Agencies, Law Enforcement and Emergency Services to demonstrate shared situational awareness and inter-agency collaboration with innovative technology from SecureCloud+ and other organisations.
We are proud to have been awarded the prime position within this year’s LIVE IMMERSIVE AREA. This area will address the need for insight into the complexities of multi-agency collaboration in counter-terrorism, prohibited goods, human trafficking and security of our borders.
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The need to maximise information sharing and cooperation across all departments, organisations and agencies is vital in combating modern-day challenges. To experience first-hand how our technologies and services increase security and productivity, visit us in the Live Immersive Area or stand E68.
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We were fortunate to host Chief of the Air Staff, Sir Stephen Hillier, at SecureCloud+ in Reading. It was a worthwhile afternoon discussing plans for RAF 100 including the Static Aircraft Display Tour and the buzz surrounding the STEM Zone.
It was also a great opportunity to chat about the RAF Girls Festival of Rugby at RAF Halton on 29th April, which we are supporting and all the outstanding work that our Martin Hancock is doing with the Cyber Cadets – circa 6,000 cadets now have a cyber certification which is outstanding! We also ran through a couple capability demonstrations…..a great afternoon.
SecureCloud+ is pleased to announce the achievement of certification to ISO 27001 (Information Security Management). By achieving certification to this internationally recognised standard, it verifies that the Company has controls in place for the implementation, measurement and continual improvement of an effective Information Security Management System ensuring Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of its information, assets and business operations and satisfying all applicable requirements.
ISO 27001 is a framework enabling the identification, management and ultimately the reduction in risks to information, and ensures that the appropriate management support and systems are in place and a continual improvement programme is in use.
Sandra Chatterton, Head of Corporate Services for SecureCloud+ stated “By gaining ISO 27001, it is a clear statement that we are a company that embeds Security, Quality and Professionalism in everything we do. Our existing and future customers, stakeholders and partners can be assured of the resilience and excellence of our service”.
Gaining certification to other standards such as ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 20000 (IT Service Management) is already underway.
Over the last three years it has been our pleasure to support the RAF Cadets during the two weeks they spend at RAF Cosford at the Cyber Gold Camps. This year’s event, like the others, was a huge success. The energy and teamwork that emanated from the group this year was infectious making it a really rewarding two weeks being part of the training schedule. An inspirational bunch with bright futures ahead of them.
We were delighted to welcome AM Osborn to our new offices in Reading. Amongst other things we discussed the up and coming RAF rugby season and plans for the next RAF Girls Festival of Rugby which is supported by SecureCloud+ and is to be held once again at RAF Halton. This year the event welcomed over 400 girls from U13s, U15s and U18s age groups – with the buzz around this year’s event already building we anticipate it will double in size!
The Cyber Essentials scheme is a key deliverable of the UK’s National Cyber Security Programme and we are proud to announce we have once again achieved certification. Cyber Essentials is a government-backed cyber security certification scheme that provides a clear statement of the basic controls which should be implemented to mitigate the risk from common internet based threats and provides a baseline to build upon. The scheme addresses five key controls that, when implemented correctly, can prevent around 80% of cyber-attacks.