Asite receives prestigious accreditation enabling Ministry of Defence information to be stored and processed through their cloud platform
London, UK (March, 2022) – Asite becomes one of the only software platforms for the built environment to achieve prestigious accreditation issued by the Cyber Defence and Risk (CyDR) Team.
The accreditation enables Ministry of Defence (MoD) data at the ‘Official Tier’ (including ‘Official Sensitive’) to be stored and processed with an acceptable level of risk, providing Asite customers with the highest level of security for their data.
In 2017, an Industry Security Notice was released detailing security accreditation requirements that shall always be applied for every industry owned Information and Communications Technology (ICT) system that stores, processes, or generates MOD data.
CyDR is the sponsor of the accreditation process for MOD, providing support and advice and overseeing accreditation activity across defence.
All requests to accredit ICT are processed through the Defence Assurance Risk Tool (DART), which was introduced to provide the MOD with a mature understanding of the ICT security risks across the Department and its industry partners through the information input onto DART by companies and organizations.
Following a detailed review by the CyDR team, Asite has satisfied all security requirements to store and process MoD data. This includes:
- Annual IT Health Check which includes internal and external skilled 3rd party penetration testing.
- Alignment with current National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Cloud Principles. The 14 principles have been made to align ISO 27017 to ensure protection to cloud customers.
- Annual review, including verification that all the conditions of the accreditation continue to be met
Speaking on the announcement, Chris Cannings, Chief Information Security Officer at Asite said:
"This accreditation is another string in the bow of Asite. It demonstrates our cyber security maturity as an organization and our commitment to protecting our customer’s data.
As Asite continues to grow and develop its capabilities, we intend to keep leading the way in our approach to protecting our customers and our platform.”
The accreditation enables Asite to manage MOD data (including Other Government Department, public sector body, NATO, and other country’s information) through its cloud platform, including the handling of data at ‘Official Tier’ (including ‘Official Sensitive’).
The Asite Platform provides customers with a robust cloud system for document management that features top-level security functions, including comprehensive access controls and full audit logging.
Customers can control access to certain documentation by assigning user roles and privileges. In addition, the platform showcases an extensive audit trail; a record of all documents created or modified by different users is maintained on the system, ensuring Information is safe from accidental deletion.
The accreditation further validates Asite’s existing security capability, enabling the secure management of information across the supply chain and project lifecycle. This includes robust disaster recovery, ISO 27001 certification, Cyber Essentials, and FedRAMP compliance (USA) – to name a few –, in addition to Asite’s regional data centers which ensure data sovereignty.
When using the platform, customers can expect their data to be handled and processed with the highest level of security, regardless of the quantity or sensitivity level.
To find out how your project or organization could benefit from using one of the construction industry’s most secure cloud platforms for building and maintaining assets, please contact email@example.com or call +44 20 4579 0736.
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About the Ministry of Defence (MoD)
MOD work for a secure and prosperous United Kingdom with global reach and influence. MOD protect people, territories, values and interests at home and overseas, through strong armed forces and in partnership with allies, to ensure security, support national interests and safeguard prosperity.
The MOD has eight defence tasks, including:
- defence, security and resilience of the UK and its overseas territories
- nuclear deterrence and the defence nuclear enterprise
- contribute to improved understanding of the world through strategic intelligence and the global defence network
- influence through international defence engagement
- overseas defence activity
- promote UK prosperity and civil society
- direct defence
- strategic base and enabling functions
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