SecureCloud+ awarded ISO 27001 & ISO 9001

SecureCloud+ are delighted to announce that we have passed our ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 certification following our annual visit from the British Assessment Bureau on Monday 1st July 2019. The auditors systematically went through the clauses of both standards to verify our compliance which resulted in zero major and zero minor non-conformances.  A tremendous result.

Peter Jackson from SecureCloud+ said, ‘By achieving Certification to ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 demonstrates that SecureCloud+ has systematic processes in place which ensure we achieve quality, improve security, protect our assets, promote efficiency and above all, meet customer requirements. These certifications are in recognition of  SecureCloud Managed ICT solutions for Government, Intelligence and Public-Sector organisations.’

ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 is a system for managing the information security of a businesses. It minimises the risks of security breaches and increases client trust.


A day in the life of a Reservist : Reserves Day

infantry SecureCloud+ would like to celebrate Reserves Day and commemorate all the reservists who give up their time to serve in our country. Today, a reservist and SecureCloud employee Liam describes how he balances working for SecureCloud+ and military life.  

Liam- SecureCloud+ 

 ‘I always had the desire to be part of the Armed Forces, but as my personal circumstances changed a full-time role in the military was no longer an option. Joining the British Army, as a reservist, has allowed me to fulfil my career aspirations inside and outside of the military. 

 Being a reservist has taught me many skills which I use in my current role as Sales Support for SecureCloud+ such as the ability to liaise with all ranks of the military and an understanding of their vision.  I was originally attracted o SecureCloud+ because they were Silver Award Winners of the Armed Forces Covenant and actively employed Veterans and Reservists. Serving reservists like myself, receive 2 weeks extra leave in order to fulfil our annual training campThe Company also supports several military focused charities like Combat Stress, RAF Benevolent Fund and actively support the military in various outreach projects. The Company is supportive in many ways and with its mix of diverse personnelhas created a refreshing workplace which I enjoy working in. ‘’ 

SecureCloud+ would like to thank Liam and Reservists across the UK for their dedication. 


SecureCloud+ at The AOC , 22 Group Conference

SecureCloud+ is proud to have attended the AOC 22Group Conference  at MOD Lyneham on 19th & 20th June. More than 180 senior personnel, including a part of 22 Group Defence School of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering (DSEME) attended the conference. The conference theme was Growing the Next Generation which focused on looking at innovation in training, education and modernisation.

The conference was a great platform for us to demonstrate our Networked Collaboration Service (NCS) which is currently in service throughout the MOD but also at RAF Cosford, No 1 Training School which is part of the 22 Group. We were able to share with the wider audience how we are transforming Defence training to deliver better training to more people, in Realtime and over geographically dispersed locations at a reduced cost.

During the conference we were able to connect to one of the MOD’s live virtual learning environments (VLE) LEARN and ingest other training material and live feeds from various sources.

We would like to extend our thanks to the RAF No 22 Group RAF and Air Vice Marshal Warren James and his team for inviting us to contribute.


SecureCloud+ attends the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) Golf Competition

Royal Aeronautical Society Golf Competition

SecureCloud+ are proud to have participated in the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) Golf Competition at the Frilford Heath Golf Club in Oxfordshire. The SecureCloud+ team comprised of Rob Gittins and Ewen Lister alongside guests, Stu Butler of BAE Systems and Vince Kerr of L3 ASA.

The cobwebs were blown off the clubs early with four birdies in the first seven holes of the Texas Scramble. The scores were taken and adjudicated with the Team finishing third in the Texas Scramble with a score of 58.7. Stu Butler, also did the team proud by finishing second in the Stableford with 19 points.

Rob Gittins from SecureCloud+ said,

‘It was a pleasure to have attended this event alongside Vince Kerr and Stu Butler. SecureCloud+ are very keen on strengthening the relationships with our partners with the added bonus of enjoying a great day of golf.’’

The day finished in the nineteenth hole with the team enjoying the hospitality of the Club alongside many other attendees . SecureCloud+ would like to extend our thanks and appreciations to the Royal Aeronautical Society and Frilford Heath Golf Club for hosting this event.


RAF FA Challenge Cup

The draw for the 2019-20 RAF Cup and Plate took place at our head office in Reading and was carried out by Sir Chris Coville and overseen by Flt Lt Nicola McNamee. We are thrilled to once again be supporting this event and look forward to supporting the teams on the side-lines. Good luck to all the teams taking part.

Winners of the event will receive the Keith Christie Trophy. A trophy named in honour and memory of the former RAF Senior Representative Team Head Coach who passed away in 2015. During his career, Warrant Officer Keith Christie gave outstanding service of the highest order to the Royal Air Force over which time he committed 30 years to Royal Air Force Sport; his main focus being the delivery of Service Football.

For more information on the league click here.


Cyber League

SecureCloud+ are delighted to support the Cyber League in their pursuit to find more Cyber Security talent and drive the talent pipeline to address the UK critical cyber skills shortage – all through competitive fun!

Cyber League offers a unique opportunity for future cyber graduates to test their talents in team-based capture-the-flag challenges throughout the academic year. The league will test teams across a broad spectrum of cyber knowledge and skills, promoting active competition and community between universities across the country.

Want to get involved – contact us!


Sir Christopher Coville Joins SecureCloud+

Sir Chris CovilleSecureCloud+ 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.’


Royal Air Force Selects SecureCloud+ for Team Tempest Network Collaboration 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.”

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson unveils Team Tempest


SecureCloud+ Is A Preferred ASDOT Supplier

Edited Sunday Telegraph 16th Dec 2018SecureCloud+ 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.


SecureCloud+ awarded Cyber Essentials PLUS

cyber essentials plusCyber 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.

Vision

SecureCloud+ will become the trusted service delivery partner within Defence and Public Sector with a reputation for fast and successful delivery of secure managed ICT services at all Government Security Classifications tiers.

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