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Dorset cyber-security company wins major contracts

Posted 23 August 2017 · Add Comment

The Dorset-based cyber-security company C3IA Solutions has won three major contracts as it continues to expand.

Leicestershire County Council, the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Berkshire and the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunal Service have all requested its expertise.

A team of three C3IA operatives will head to the Midlands to carry out a cyber-vulnerability analysis at Leicestershire County Council.

They will examine the ‘people, process and technical’ areas at the local authority and give it a cyber-score; a national standard.

A risk profile will be produced and recommendations made about how the council can improve its cyber-security and information assurance.
Another team has been tasked to carry out a supply chain assurance review at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston.

This will involve examining more than 1,400 suppliers – from the cleaning companies  to companies that supply parts for national defence.
Any cyber-vulnerabilities will be identified enabling them to be corrected to help keep the establishment and the UK safe.

Further staff will fly to Northern Ireland to ensure its courts and tribunal service has the correct IT infrastructure to receive and hold classified government information.

C3IA Solutions, based in Poole, was one of the first six companies to be certified by the government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

It has more than 75 staff who work across the UK and abroad in both the public and private sectors.

Matt Horan (left), co-founder and director, said: “Our expertise and experience are in more demand than ever and this is demonstrated by these contract wins.

“Due to the recent high profile attacks more businesses and state sector organisations are becoming aware of the real dangers of cyber-attack.

“The government has introduced the Cyber Essentials certification as a way of reducing businesses’ common cyber vulnerabilities.

“We are busy making businesses compliant with the legislation as without the certificate they soon will not be able to supply to local government.

“We now work with a number of local authorities as well as other government departments and organisations and have beaten off a number of other firms during the tendering processes.

“Cyber-security is a growth industry and with our experienced and qualified staff – many of whom have worked for the Royal Corps of Signals – we are at the vanguard of the industry.”


 

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