Choosing Ascentor as your cyber security partner. Secure your information Strengthen your business

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Ascentor Ltd

5 Wheatstone Court, Davy Way

Waterwells Business Park

Quedgeley, Gloucester GL2 2AQ

www.ascentor.co.uk

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Secure your information

Strengthen your business

Choosing Ascentor as your

cyber security partner

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Ascentor specialises in Cyber

Security & Information Risk

Management.

The advice we give will protect your information and strengthen your business for the future. Whether you are a public sector organisation, government supplier, or commercial enterprise – we the have proven expertise you need.

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Cyber ecosystem What we do Service matrix Typical engagements About our team Our promise

Trusted by the most demanding clients

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Cyber security ecosystem

For every information security need in this ecosystem,

there’s an Ascentor engagement that has delivered.

Working with Ascentor gives you real-world benefits,

for example:

 One prime supplier saw 15% cost reduction and 10% efficiency uplift as a result of Ascentor’s inclusion in their project.

 A co-developed outcome-based delivery model reduced IA services cost for our government client by £3m

 We defined and implemented OS & application security hardening for a UOR project.

Without Ascentor, our IRM project would have been delayed, exposing the business to unnecessary risks.”

SUPPLIER TO GOVERNMENT

Choosing Ascentor as your information assurance partner

Ascentor is already trusted to maintain these standards

Ascentor will get you up to speed to meet these needs

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What we do

Ascentor works directly, or in partnership, with

organisations that need to secure the most sensitive

information. Our service portfolio covers four important

aspects of information assurance that have been tried

and tested in the country's most demanding clients.

Four core services:

Accreditation & Compliance IRM for Government Suppliers

Ensuring that you meet and keep to the required information security standards in your industry.

Effective & efficient delivery of the highest IRM standards to ensure you’re trusted by government clients.

PKI Solutions IA Consultants

Supporting every, or any, stage of developing and maintaining your PKI solution.

Providing the very best information security experts for projects and ongoing support, as and when you need them.

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saved by Government IT department by implementing more efficient information security controls and architectures that were fit for purpose. saved by a large sports organisation by

recommending a centralised approach to their information security compliance requirement. saved by an IT department by implementing appropriate protection (not over-protection) of sensitive information.

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Adding value across the security lifecycle

Strategy &

Assessment

Improve &

Implement

Ongoing

Support

Pre-Audit or

Audit

Information Assurance is

no longer an option.

It is business-critical and

cannot be ignored.

It’s a perpetual lifecycle.

Ascentor can support the whole process, step in at one stage, or simply add a little extra help when you need it.

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Your needs drive the shape of our engagements. We

adapt as required to the changing demands you face.

Whether you need a strategic partner, some project

support, or access to flexible resource, we can deliver.

Typical engagements

Talk to us about designing the right fit for you. To give you an idea of the shape this might take, here’s a rundown of typical Ascentor engagements:

Whether it’s a meaty project, or a little extra support – I go to Ascentor first.”

Health Checks & Audits

27001 Gap Analysis for suppliers to government; List X & G-Cloud

PCI DSS Audits for Suffolk and Nottinghamshire County Council Specific Project or Defined Programme Security Assurance Coordinators to MoD Security Leads for Ultra and Chemring

Retained or Co-sourced Delivery

Accreditors for central government departments Customer Support Team to MoD

Flexible Role Fulfilment

Provision of interim Operational Security Manager for Home Office Security architects to Home Office program

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About our team

We’ve invested in the industry’s best

experts, with a commitment to the

highest standards.

Having the right skills and qualifications matters; proving that you know how to put them to powerful effect is what counts in the real world.

 Security experts employed by us, with no subcontracting to unknown entities.

 Your expert can always call upon expertise of the Ascentor team, built up over 165,000 hours of hands-on experience.

 Qualified and up-to-date professionals

supporting CLAS, CESG Certified Professionals Scheme, ISC2, ISACA, IISP Hosting.

 Experience covering technical system design & architecture, HMG Accreditation, IRM

implementation, IA Training, and auditing numerous industry standards.

Accreditations

Our consultants hold the following:

ISO27001 Auditors BS25999 Business Continuity Consultants Members of the CESG Listed Adviser Scheme CLAS

Certified Information System Security Professional CISSP

Members of the Institute of Information Security Professionals IISP Holders of the Infosec Training and Paths Competencies ITPC Certified Information Security Auditor CISA Certified Information Security Manager CISM Qualified Security Assessors QSA Certified Ethical Hackers PRINCE2 Practitioners Information Technology Infrastructure Library – ITIL v3 trained

Cisco Certified Network Engineers

Ascentor consistently go the extra mile, their passion for this subject is plain to see.”

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Our promise

You’re under pressure. We understand that. It’s important to us that we always understand the context you’re working within. And, that what we do has a tangible and positive impact on what you’re trying to achieve.” Dave James, MD, Ascentor

A unique blend of capabilities:

Our clients tell us they value:

Ensuring that you get value:

We’re happy when you see:

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Understanding the context: Risk is never an absolute; our advice is always determined by the

specific situation.

Taking a commercial perspective:

We’re always mindful of the demands for efficiency and cost control.

Breadth and depth of expertise:

Enough breadth to see the big picture, and enough depth to resolve real issues.

A real difference: Our engagements will make a

tangible and positive difference you can see.

Increased business resilience:

Securing your information will always strengthen and improve your ability to respond to change.

Consistent standards: You always know what you will get from Ascentor, and that’s real value in everything we deliver.

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Next Steps

If you’re looking for an information

assurance partner, we hope you’ll talk to us about your needs.

www.ascentor.co.uk

01452 881712

info@ascentor.co.uk

Every engagement is entirely unique.

But, every Ascentor client can expect…

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