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.Continue reading →
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.Continue reading →
What are the three primary types of file sharing? And which is best for your central or local authority?
#1 – Off the shelf file sharingIn 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 →
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.Continue reading →
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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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?