G-Cloud 10, the latest iteration of the easy-to-use Crown Commercial Service (CCS) contractual framework, went live on 3rd July 2018 with over 90% of the 3,505 suppliers being Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) according to a joint statement issued by the Crown Commercial Service and Government Digital Service.

Ascentor’s has four services available under the G-Cloud 10 Support category. Buyers will find Cyber Security and Information Risk Management consultancy and CESG Certified Professional (CCP) Cyber Security Services to assist with cloud planning, transition and implementation. And there are specific services offering advice and guidance on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Building Information Modelling (BIM).

To help buyers find Ascentor’s offerings in amongst the ever-increasing list of services, the company has included a range of specialist search terms including: accreditation, high threat environments, IA architecture, cyber resilience programmes, BIM PAS1192-5:2015, ISO27001, NIST cyber security framework, ISO22301, SPF, JSP 440, JSP 604, CIS Critical Security Controls, Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model (C2M2), NISR 2003.

Since the beginning of G-Cloud, Ascentor has offered consultancy to support organisations transitioning systems and information to cloud environments. The company’s certified security professionals understand the relevant government and de facto industry policies, standards and guidelines to help organisations achieve compliance. Yet Ascentor goes one step further and treats information and cyber security as a game-changer – seeking business benefits for its clients from reduced costs to increased competitive advantage.

Oliver Dowden, Minister for Implementation says:

“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, delivering innovative solutions in partnership with the public sector, fuelling economic growth and supporting the delivery of efficient, effective public services that meet the needs of citizens. The success of G-Cloud demonstrates how we are breaking down the barriers for SMEs who want to supply to government.”