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Auriga helps Eduserv achieve highest Pan Government Accreditation to offer Secure Cloud Service

Consultancy enables Cloud Service Provider to become one of select few to achieve PGA IL3

 
PRLog - Jun. 9, 2014 - Auriga Consulting Ltd (Auriga), the expert data, ICT and security consultancy, today announced it has assisted Eduserv (http://www.eduserv.org.uk), the not-for-profit Cloud Services Provider (CSP), to achieve Pan Government Accreditation to Impact Level 3 (PGA IL3). The Auriga team provided advice on new and emerging government security compliance requirements, such as the Government Security Classifications Policy (GSCP (http://www.aurigaconsulting.com/gpms-gscp.php)), to help satisfy the criteria specified by PGA IL3. Eduserv is now one of a select few with the highest level of accreditation for Cloud (http://www.aurigaconsulting.com/cloud-consultancy.php) services.

Eduserv decided to seek PGA IL3 to address confidence in the Cloud in Government. A recent survey conducted by Eduserv among 800 civil servants revealed that 49 per cent of IT decision makers still have concerns over security in the cloud while 32 per cent said American National Security Agency (NSA) revelations have changed behaviour around cloud use. Eduserv is now able to offer hosting for Official Information Assets up to IL3 in addition to a range of full cloud migration services and hybrid cloud solutions which support a mix of on- and off-premise hosting, private and public cloud.

Ivan Harris, Cloud Business Manager for Eduserv, said: “By offering accredited cloud services from our UK data centre that organisations can connect to via the Public Services Network (PSN) we want to give government the support and confidence to migrate to the cloud. We understand that government still have security concerns over migrating to the cloud so we have developed a range of services to help with the planning, migration and service management of cloud solutions to help organisations move data up to IL3 to PGA cloud services.”

“Revelations concerning the NSA PRISM program have caused government to seek further assurances when moving to the Cloud. To provide that level of assurance, Eduserv worked with Auriga to achieve PGA IL3, the highest level of accreditation available. Auriga’s existing relationship with Eduserv and track record in working with many government departments made us a natural fit. We really recognize the level of commitment Eduserv has put into assuring their Cloud services and we are delighted to have been able to assist Eduserv in becoming one of the select few cloud service providers to achieve PGA IL3,” Louise T. Dunne, Managing Director, Auriga.

About Auriga

Auriga Consulting Ltd (Auriga) is an expert consultancy specialising in Data Analytics, ICT and Security. We approach information security differently, combining security and assurance with business management and process consultancy to achieve transformative change. Our business-centric approach enables us to devise solutions that go beyond information security to deliver operational improvement, efficiency and measurable return on investment. We serve clients across the public and private sectors and are also an accredited multi-generation G-Cloud supplier. To find out more, please go to www.aurigaconsulting.com or follow us on Twitter @AurigaConsult.

About Eduserv

Eduserv is a not-for-profit IT services company with a mission to help public good organisations make better use of IT. Services include Web development, Cloud Infrastructure, Managed Hosting, Identity and Access Management, and IT Consultancy. Eduserv works with some of the UK’s largest government organisations and charities including the Department for Education, NHS Direct, British Red Cross, The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and Scottish Water.

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