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22/09/16

CESG certifies PwC for cyber services

National technical information assurance authority CESG has certified professional services company PwC for its Cyber Incident Response (CIR) scheme. The company will join others in being able to support public authorities in responding to advanced persistent threats on networks of national significance.

iStock_dra_schwartzThe Cyber Incident Response scheme helps organisations manage the fallout from cyber attack and is certified by CESG and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI). Companies certified under this scheme have proven expertise in investigating sophisticated, targeted attacks by highly skilled threat actors against networks of national significance.

 

Scottish Procurement signs for digital conferencing

The Scottish Government’s procurement body has signed a £500,000 deal with Premiere Conferencing (Ireland) for digital conferencing services, providing a framework agreement for the country’s public authorities.

Procurement Scotland’s tender document said it is an IP based service to cover audio, web and video conferencing, along with webcasting, with the supplier providing multiple solutions and value added services including implementation management and support, training and support for conferencing events.

 

Islington registrars launch online ceremony planner

The London Borough of Islington’s registration service has been working with software development company Stopford to introduce a new ceremony planner to give couples a new and structured way to plan their wedding ceremony and the service a way to save money and improve their customer service.

The Ceremony Planner has been launched as part of Islington Council’s new wedding website Say I Do, which provides information and guidance on marriage and civil partnerships. It will provide celebrants with a guide to organising all of the essential details of their ceremony and give couples the facility to ask their registrar questions about their ceremony.

Couples will be sent automatic emails and SMS messages when their choices have been approved or when tasks are due, and will be provided with a detailed breakdown of their progress and a full list of the tasks that need to be completed before their wedding day.

 

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