G-Cloud 9, the latest iteration of the easy-to-use Crown Commercial Service (CCS) contractual framework, went live in 22nd May 2017 with Ascentor’s latest service offerings under the G-Cloud 9 Support category. As well as its traditional Cyber Security and Information Risk Management consultancy offerings, Ascentor has added advice and guidance on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Building Information Modelling (BIM).
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.
Since the start of the framework, demand for GDPR and BIM has developed. GDPR comes into force in May 2018 and will provide a single, harmonised data privacy law for the EU. With the increasing risk of data breaches from cyber attack, GDPR aims to prevent the loss of personal data by improving data security for all individuals living in EU member states.
The UK Government mandated the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in 2011 in the Government Construction Strategy. Section 5 of the British Standards Institute’s PAS 1192 outlines the cyber-security vulnerabilities to hostile attack when using BIM – it provides an assessment process to determine the levels of cyber-security for BIM collaboration which should be applied during all phases of the site and building lifecycle.
Through G-Cloud 9 , Ascentor can provide qualified GDPR consultants to support all aspects of your GDPR and BIM best practice and compliance project.