London, UK – 2 July, 2013 – Auriga Consulting Ltd (Auriga), the expert data, ICT and security consultancy, today announced a new strategic initiative designed to align data and security solutions with client need. The Beyond Information Security strategy provides solutions for business issues headlining the boardroom agenda - from mobility and the Cloud to emerging cyber threats - and reflects the growing importance of data management and business process modeling in addition to security in the decision making process. The relaunch is supported by a new website and suite of services categorised under three umbrella terms: ShieldACL™ for Security and ICT Strategy; DataACL™ for data/information, asset management and business process efficiency; and CloudACL™ for business transformation. Each category has been designed to address a burning business issue and offers a raft of related services and pragmatic solutions.
Organisations are grappling with issues ranging from transformation and transition management, to GRC (Governance, Compliance and Risk), IPR protection, systems performance and data loss prevention. The Beyond Information Security strategy seeks to promote security as an intrinsic part of the business and reestablish the role of the security consultant as a practitioner responsible for both the diagnosis and support of data and information management. Auriga redresses the balance, drawing upon its expertise to provide effective data, ICT and security solutions which can be embedded or overlaid on to business process with minimal disruption, allowing senior management to focus on the core business and attain improvement and efficiency.
The Auriga approach uses a unique set of methodologies to embed security and technology and layer solutions onto business process whilst analysing data to offer assurance without compromise. An extensive range of services are grouped under the following three categories:
- ShieldACL – covers ICT, Security, Assurance and Architecture requirements. By assessing the data and business processes and reverse engineering the strategies around ICT, Architecture, Security and Assurance, ShieldACL enables the client to understand where to spend budgets, implement improvement strategies and make cost savings without compromising efficiency. Specialist services delivered under Shield include CLAS Consultancy and Accreditation, Cyber Security and Forensics, Design and Architecture, Governance and Compliance, Information Security Review, ISO 27001, Management Systems, Physical Security Review, and Transition to GSCP (Global Social Compliance Programme). These specialist services can be delivered as part of a programme at the appropriate gateways or in a holistic approach
- DataACL – Data and processes within a business are as valuable as capital. DataACL recognises the need to prioritise and secure these assets and is supported by specialist services including Data Management, Process Enterprise Architecture, Change and Transformation. Specialist services include Asset Management, Big Data, Business Process Modelling and Analysis, Enterprise Architecture, Management Systems, Programme/Project Management, Transition and Change Management.
- CloudACL – CloudACL accommodates traditional risk assessments as well as context-based sector specific assessments and uses the Cyber Expertise approach to analyse internal and external data to create a tailored cyber threat profile and determine why the business might be targeted. CloudACL encompasses Cloud services, G-Cloud and PSN accreditation, Vendor Selection, Architecture, Supply and Transition. Specialist services include Security Control Design, Assurance and Audit, Contractual and Legal Assessment, Business Requirements Definition, Design, development and migration planning.
In addition to this trio of key services, Auriga will also continue to offer its Managed Services (including the Partial Managed Services outsourced service) to ensure clients’ return on investment (ROI) at all times.
Auriga has rapidly established itself as an innovative and agile consultancy capable of challenging preconceptions in the security sector. Over the course of the past year, the company has won Giii Cloud Supplier Status for six services, productised the ISO/IEC 27001 compliance standard, posted a million in turnover in its first year of trading, and disrupted the status-quo by winning key security contracts off of some of the largest most established consultancies in the UK. Clients vary from large multinationals to SMEs and cross numerous sectors, from central and local government to Aerospace, Construction, Defence, Energy, Finance, Health, Manufacturing and Pharmaceutical.
“Clients today are seeking pragmatic and cost effective solutions that are business enabling and drive forward efficiency savings. However, many are still looking at ICT, Security, Architecture and Assurance in isolation. This approach will not deliver any of these as they are all linked at the implementation gateways. At Auriga we understand this; it is what we do. We are experienced at identifying and assessing the true value held within a business, its information and processes,” said Louise T.Dunne, Managing Director, Auriga Consulting. “Our trio of services fulfill client need in contrast with the ‘one service fits all’ approach often marketed by consultancies today. The Providing Solutions offering, listed on the website, gets to the very heart of what organisations are concerned about and outlines how we can assist them to tackle and mitigate these issues in a structured and pragmatic way. Auriga is solutions focused and it is what makes our clients come back to us. We implement solutions which enable the client, finally, to understand where to spend budgets, implement improvement strategies and recognise cost savings without compromising efficiency or security.”
Auriga Consulting Ltd (Auriga) is an expert consultancy specialising in Data Management, Information Assurance, Corporate Governance, Business Process Modelling, Analysis and Security. We advocate data as the most valuable part of your business and combine superior security and assurance knowledge with a wealth of business management consultancy and efficiency skills. Using a unique set of methodologies we embed security by overlaying it onto business process and analysing data.
Auriga reported a turnover of more than £1million in its first full year of trading, cementing its reputation as one of the most dynamic and versatile solutions providers in the marketplace today. We have worked on some of the most demanding projects in the UK for customers from the public and private sectors, advising upon the architectures and business processes adopted for the G-Cloud project, NHS and social services databases, and leading the BSi’s largest audited UK organisation successfully through ISO 27001. To find out more, please go to www.aurigaconsulting.com or follow us on Twitter @AurigaConsult.
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