UBDS IT Consulting Ltd

Digital Security for Cloud Adoption

Technology landscapes have changed across all aspects of technology services, especially in the use of Cloud services for operations and application delivery. UBDS helps organisations implement a robust cyber security framework and single security operating model to provide clarity and efficiency for people outside, as well as inside, security teams.

Features

  • Aligned to National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) guidelines
  • Protection from foreign states, criminals, hacktivists, insiders, terrorists, employees
  • NIST Cybersecurity Framework and SP800-53
  • International Standards Organisation ISO/IEC 27001, ISO270017
  • Centre for Internet Security Critical Security Controls (CIS CSC)
  • Information Security, Security Architecture and Assurance
  • Security Testing, Penetration Testing
  • Cloud Specific Digital Forensics, Cyber Incident, Cyber Security, DevSecOps
  • Risk Assessment, Enterprise Security and Risk Management
  • Cyber Security Testing and Threat Protection Analysis

Benefits

  • Ensuring Cyber Security is a critical element of Technology Strategy
  • Implementation of standard frameworks like NIST CSF
  • Security roles: assessors, testers, DevSecOps, Agent deployment, protective monitoring, automation
  • Cyber resilience and product delivery
  • Identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover
  • Coherent risk-based approach to prioritising, addressing vulnerabilities and defects
  • Adherence to Security Policy Framework and Information Assurance standards
  • Verification and validation of security enforcing functions
  • Cyber Essentials Assessment, Cyber Essentials Implementation
  • Security Vetting

Pricing

£595 to £1,350 a person a day

  • Education pricing available

Service documents

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Framework

G-Cloud 12

Service ID

1 4 0 6 1 8 4 0 2 6 1 3 4 2 2

Contact

UBDS IT Consulting Ltd Mark Rennison
Telephone: +44 7890 543855
Email: frameworks@ubds.com

Planning

Planning service
Yes
How the planning service works
• UBDS can assist you to define your Cyber and Digital Security Strategy and implement security at every level across the organisation including product delivery, project management, application development, recruitment, HR, and operations. The first step is to define which area of cyber security risks and threats you wish to focus on and help you build a solution around that. This could initially be a security vulnerability assessment, organisational review, audit reports or interviews with senior stakeholders and responsible owners. UBDS can then help apply ‘best practice’ to design a ‘best fit’ model.
Planning service works with specific services
Yes
Hosting or software services the planning service works with
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Community Cloud
  • Private Cloud
  • On-Premise Hosting
  • Datacentre Infrastructure
  • Skylab / IBM Cloud

Training

Training service provided
Yes
How the training service works
UBDS has helped major organisations to prepare for and achieve the skills, experience and credentials in Azure, AWS, GCP and Networks. We can advise of the various training paths available and the relevant skills required by existing staff and recruitment candidates. We are also able to advise organisations on the latest cutting edge cloud technologies and how to harness them to maximum effect.
We provide training, coaching and mentoring in agile delivery, cloud governance, site reliability engineering and operations. We are happy to discuss your needs and how we can help.
Training is tied to specific services
Yes
Services the training service works with
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Community Cloud
  • Private Cloud
  • On-Premise Hosting
  • Datacentre Infrastructure

Setup and migration

Setup or migration service available
Yes
How the setup or migration service works
There are significant benefits to organisations moving their applications to cloud. The cloud provider, e.g. Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services, maintain the security, reliability and resiliency of the service; the service is elastic, i.e. can be scaled up and down based on demand and is significantly cheaper – both direct running costs and indirect support and maintenance costs. However, many organisations have ageing technology like mainframes, and pre-2000’s technology which make them unsuitable for cloud.
UBDS has developed a robust cloud migration method and has proven this through migrating over 150 applications to cloud. These migrations have generated savings for these organisations in excess of £30 million per annum. The model works at scale and has proven it can achieve a velocity of at least 2 applications migrated per week. This includes processes, governance, technical solution (landing zone), operating models and site reliability engineering practices. Working with you we would then review the end-to-end delivery approach to enable the successful transition of services without impacting production services.
Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services
No

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing service
Yes
How the quality assurance and performance testing works
UBDS strategic cloud services includes full quality assurance and testing at every stage of the process to ensure organisations achieve maximum benefit from cloud. This includes:

• Strategic alignment – what is realistic for the organisation
• Financial assessment – what are the current costs, what are the desired benefits and future total cost of ownership
• Baseline testing – understanding the current as-is from a service performance and stability perspective
• Using a proven approach for migrating to cloud
• Testing at the infrastructure, platform, network and application layers
• Technical and business verification testing
• Functional and non-functional testing
• Operational support pre-, post- and during migration
• Detailed migration runbooks with checkpoints and regression go/no-go
• Post migration benefits realisation tracking
UBDS believe protecting live service is a critical priority in any cloud migration strategy and implementation.

Security testing

Security services
Yes
Security services type
  • Security strategy
  • Security risk management
  • Security design
  • Cyber security consultancy
  • Security testing
  • Security incident management
  • Security audit services
  • Other
Other security services
  • Cloud Security Assessment
  • Cloud Security Operations Design and Implementation
  • NIST Cyber Security Framework assessment, implementation and training
  • Data Encryption at Rest
  • Data Encryption in Transit
  • Cyber Threat and Risk Protection
  • Web and Email Security
  • Identify and Access Management
  • Security Information and Event Management
  • Intrusion Protection
Certified security testers
Yes
Security testing certifications
  • CHECK
  • CREST
  • Tigerscheme
  • Cyber Scheme
  • Other
Other security testing certifications
CEH

Ongoing support

Ongoing support service
Yes
Types of service supported
  • Buyer hosting or software
  • Hosting or software provided by a third-party organisation
How the support service works
UBDS provides expertise to help enhance, streamline and optimise the full waterfall, IT Service Management and agile delivery methods from ticket / feature request, through incident management / backlog and work tracking to deployment. We have expertise in reducing resolution times from weeks and months to minutes.
We cover the full technology stack including infrastructure, networking, compute, storage, applications and tooling. We are happy to discuss your needs and how we can help.

Service scope

Service constraints
No constraints

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Within 2 hours between the hours of 07:00 - 00:00, 7 days a week
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility
WCAG 2.1 AAA
Phone support
Yes
Phone support availability
24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support
Web chat
Web chat support availability
24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support accessibility standard
WCAG 2.1 AAA
Web chat accessibility testing
Assistive user testing completed by web chat SAAS service provider.
Support levels
Single support level - Platinum at no extra cost
Hours of operation: 07:00 - 00:00 - two hour response

Technical Account Manager provided at no extra cost

Resellers

Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Pricing

Price
£595 to £1,350 a person a day
Discount for educational organisations
Yes

Service documents

Request an accessible format
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need versions of these documents in a more accessible format, email the supplier at frameworks@ubds.com. Tell them what format you need. It will help if you say what assistive technology you use.