GCloud 8: What is it and How Can it Secure File Transfer for Governments?

Posted on July 04, 2016 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

Finding well-respected, accredited technology providers for government services is now easier than ever thanks to GCloud 8, and Maytech is a Digital Marketplace organisation. Continue reading →

Government File Transfers and the Latest Consultations

Posted on June 22, 2016 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

The end of the financial year marked the closing date for submissions to the Better Use of Data in Government consultation and the Cabinet Office is now analysing the feedback it received.

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Digital Marketplace Turns One

Posted on December 08, 2015 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

Last year Digital Marketplace became the new home for G-Cloud – a secure framework for secure government file transfer – and now they’re celebrating their first birthday.

A year on and, along with the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the Digital Marketplace is still providing buyers and suppliers with a singular location to buy world-class digital services. This not only helps to ensure that the public sector are using the right tools, but it’s drastically reduced the time it takes to buy digital services.

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What Are the Three File Sharing Options for UK Government?

Posted on June 15, 2015 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

What are the three primary types of file sharing? And which is best for your central or local authority?

#1 – Off the shelf file sharing

In 2000, businesses spent twice as much on technology than consumers. By 2008, the spend between the two was the same. This ‘consumerisation’ of IT devices has since led to huge advances in product usability.  Continue reading →

PAN Government Accredited File Sharing

Posted on May 19, 2015 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

Maytech has highlighted their commitment to data security in the government sector by being awarded PAN Government Accreditation in April 2015 for their secure data transfer products. This covers UK Government data that is OFFICIAL and OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE connected over the internet. It will provide confidence to purchasers and SiROs around the security of Maytech’s dedicated service for the secure file sharing of data with third parties outside of government networks.

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What are the UK Government’s Cloud Security Principles?

Posted on January 29, 2015 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

In 2015, 50% of all new Government IT spending will be on the cloud.

And when it comes to cloud security, there's a lot that businesses and IT departments could learn from the Government. After all, it will deal with some of the most sensitive data in the western world.

Here are the UK Government's cloud security principles:  


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What is IL3 Accreditation and Why Are We Getting It?

Posted on June 22, 2014 by John Lynch |Leave a comment|

 Never one to rest on our laurels when it comes to secure data transfer, we are currently undertaking the IL3 security accreditation for our ICT system.

This accreditation requires enhanced security to protect sensitive information and is a common requirement for central Government departments and some agencies.

Accreditation is based on HMG security standards, which in turn are based on ISO 27001, but with more stringent requirements.

Read more: What Are the UK Government's Cloud Security Principles?

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