Cyber and Information Assurance Consultancy

CDS leverages extensive experience in secure managed solutions to offer best practice advice and technical services including preparation of RMADS. Our security cleared consultants, with CISSP and CCP certifications, advise on strategy and architecture for safeguarding OFFICIAL to Above SECRET systems and data for government, police, defence and national security.


  • Security cleared certified professionals
  • Security architecture design & configuration
  • Monitoring, reporting and remediation regimes
  • Federated security access, mobile identification solutions
  • Independent security testing
  • Preparation of security assurance documentation (inc RMADS)
  • Independent assessment of Cloud security posture
  • One off or on-going assessments and gap analysis
  • Design consultancy for PCI and PSN solutions


  • Prepare to comply with the required security standards
  • Confidentiality, integrity and availability of systems and data
  • Identify application vulnerabilities
  • Highlight and mitigate risk of attacks and breaches
  • Ensure your business is resilient and protected
  • Technology agnostic view enables impartiality
  • Gain visibility of Cloud security challenges
  • Optimisation providing cost efficiencies


£700 per person per day

Service documents

G-Cloud 10



James Davis

0113 399 4076


Planning service Yes
How the planning service works CDS provides consultancy to the planning stage of cloud based solutions.

Our consultants work with you to identify threat level and appropriate mitigation of cyber risks.
Planning service works with specific services No


Training service provided Yes
How the training service works CDS provides tailored training solutions for operational and management staff, using a blended approach of on-site classes, online learning and guidance documentation.
Training is tied to specific services No

Setup and migration

Setup and migration
Setup or migration service available Yes
How the setup or migration service works CDS consultants can assist at every stage of the migration journey, from initial planning and strategy, through risk identification and mitigation, to tactical delivery of migration projects.
Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services No

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing
Quality assurance and performance testing service Yes
How the quality assurance and performance testing works CDS provides comprehensive testing measures to ensure the quality and efficacy of digital products. For Cyber security, we combine our own standards-based test model with services from our independent security testing specialists, ensuring all aspects of security are fully tested and appropriate actions are recommended.

Security testing

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
Certified security testers Yes
Security testing certifications

Ongoing support

Ongoing support
Ongoing support service Yes
Types of service supported
  • Buyer hosting or software
  • Hosting or software provided by your organisation
  • Hosting or software provided by a third-party organisation
How the support service works CDS provides support through our dedicated service desk and dedicated support technicians. Clients can interact with the Service Desk team via email, telephone and an online portal. All CDS Service Managers and Service Desk staff are ITIL certified.
CDS operates every process and policy required by the ISO 20000 standard.
We support solutions hosted on a range of cloud hosting provider including UKCloud, UKFast, Microsoft Azure, AWS and Rackspace.

Service scope

Service scope
Service constraints Standard service is provided 9am-5pm Monday to Friday except bank holidays. CDS offers extended support up to 24x7x365 by arrangement. Support is provided by our service desk under a standard CDS Service Level Agreement.

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times Standard office hours support:
Highest priority calls are responded to within 15 minutes.
User can manage status and priority of support tickets Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility None or don’t know
Phone support Yes
Phone support availability 9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support No
Support levels CDS' typical Service Level Agreement includes Service Desk support Monday - Friday, 9am – 5.00pm (flexible). We can extend our support to include out of hours (on-call) up to 24x7 on prior request.
Priority 1 (Business Critical) issues are responded to within 15 mins.


Supplier type Reseller providing extra features and support
Organisation whose services are being resold NCC, SEC-1

Staff security

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


Price £700 per person per day
Discount for educational organisations No


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