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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.


SecureCloud+ is Central to the Border Force Live Immersive Area

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.

Visit us: Live Immersive Area or stand E68.

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.

All visitors are subject to Home Office approval.  Possession of security clearance does not guarantee entrance to the event so please register here.


CAS, Sir Stephen Hillier, visits SecureCloud+

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.

 


ISO 27001 Information Security Management

ISO-27001bw (1)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.


Cyber Gold Camps 2017

cyber gold camps 2017Over 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.


RAF Girls Festival of Rugby 2018

RAF Girls Festival of Rugby 2018We 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!


Cyber Essentials Certification

cyber essentialsThe 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.


Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team (AFPST)

Charity Dinner 2017 - squareWe were delighted to once again join the amazing athletes from the AFPST at their annual charity dinner. The Service charity exists to accelerate the recovery of wounded, injured or sick military personnel and veterans. This is achieved by the medium of performance alpine skiing, snowboarding and Nordic/biathlon, providing a winter sports focus for disabled athletes to regain their spirit of challenge and competition. We urge you to visit their Facebook page to see all these outstanding athletes in action.

AFPST (https://www.facebook.com/ArmedForcesPST)


Royal Hospital Chelsea Founder’s Day

Founder's Day at the Royal Hospital ChelseaWe felt privileged to receive an invitation to this year’s Founder’s Day at the Royal Hospital Chelsea where Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex reviewed the Chelsea Pensioners at the annual Founder’s Day parade. This event is the highlight of the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s calender and commemorates the founding of the home of the Chelsea Pensioners in 1682 by King Charles II. Gary Lashko CEO and the in-pensioners made us feel extremely welcome and we thank them for sharing their 325th anniversary with us.


New Reading HQ

Greyfriars House

Due to our continued success, we are delighted to announce we have moved to larger premises in Reading. The larger offices allow us to showcase our expertise in developing technological solutions, managing complex projects and protecting secure networks within our innovations suite.

Situated a mere 300m from Reading Train Station, means that our customers, suppliers and business partners can now visit us without the hassle of being stuck in traffic and we can all do our bit for the environment by reducing our carbon footprint.

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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