IntaForensics is proud to announce that we have successfully been accepted on to the UK Government’s Crown Commercial Cybersecurity Services 3 (CCS 3) framework in addition to renewing our registration on the G-Cloud 12 framework for the fourth year running, highlighting our commitment in providing highly prequalified Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics services to the marketplace.
The CCS 3 framework uses a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) that allows public sector buyers to procure an extensive variety of cybersecurity services from a range of pre-qualified suppliers. It differs to CCS 2 as it allows suppliers to join at any time which increases the range of competition throughout the life of the agreement ultimately meaning more choice for the buyer without sacrificing on quality. As it is now using a DPS, it means we can expand our service offering with additional cyber or digital forensics services as technology develops over time. A truly forward-thinking approach given the challenges buyers and suppliers face in this unpredictable and ever-changing world.
The UK Government G-Cloud is a framework where supplier cloud-based solutions are made available through a front-end catalogue. Now in its twelfth iteration, there have been some significant changes this year to make way specifically for AI privacy concerns in the wake of an explosion of services as we have seen in the security sector who make extensive use of this tech. Clearly there are privacy concerns to consider within the GDPR regulations which do cover this area.
Hardware now plays a part in solutions that are provided by suppliers if it is integrated and not procured or utilised separately. What was completely different to past years was the increased requirements in service definitions which required us to provide much more in-depth documentation on the services offered both in our Digital Forensics and Cyber Security divisions detailing the different services and how each works. The framework has clearly positioned itself as the go to framework for buyers needing highly prequalified tech and security services and we are proud to be a part of it.
During the application process for both frameworks, we were able to meet the requirements well, in part no doubt due to our substantial list of accreditations and certifications including ISO 17025, ISO 27001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 in addition to being accredited by the PCI Security Standards Council as a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and Payment Forensic Investigator (PFI). We are also approved by CREST to provide Incident Response services along with being a long-standing Certification Body for the IASME Governance standard and the UK Gov (NCSC) Cyber Essentials Scheme. This allows us to offer a unique proposition to buyers by being able to provide services in both pre and post event scenarios thereby giving the buyer the added reassurance that we can assist them across the board and become a true partner going forward into the relationship.
We look forward to the opportunity of broadening our horizons further in the months ahead with these trusted frameworks for buyers.