Data and resilient, available systems are critical to the spectrum of services that Government Departments reply upon and which they often provide to citizens. In the UK there have been many years of investment in information technology to deliver these capabilities.
As time has passed, systems have been deployed independently to groups, departments and ministries and the interconnections of these discrete systems have become successively more complex. The advent of internet connectivity and the provision of separate government-facing and public-facing access paths, has spawned the generation of malicious and accidental hacking, both of which cause disruption the erosion of confidence.
Xpertex has provided a range of specialists and services who, in recent years, have focussed on reducing the vulnerability of systems to hacking and ensuring that the disruption or degradation of services and capabilities is minimised. We have done this in close working relationships with civil servants and other IT systems integrators and vendors, at all times ensuring we remain focussed on the aims and objectives that the government customers require.
Despite the recent economic challenges which have caused significant impact across the public sector, the central government clients we work with, such as the Ministry of Defence, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and related agencies, have seen a sharp increase in focus on IT spend to be as efficient and effective as possible.
Our technical specialists and programme staff have worked with senior civil servants and their permanent staff technologists to deliver critical programmes against a context of reduced budgets, increased demand due to external national security and international factors and generally keeping the lights on with “business as usual” services.
We have contracting arrangements with several government departments and have a high quotient of security cleared (Security Check and Develop Vetting) staff.
Much of the intellectual property and expertise we brought to government engagements addresses problems faced in local councils, critical national infrastructure providers, international business and even small and medium sized enterprises. In particular, many of these sectors would benefit significantly from employing the best practices that Xpertex has helped to refine and which now form aspects of ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials.
Our aim is to continue to bring our research and particular innovations to our government colleagues, always working closely with their staff and other suppliers, to ensure that we can address the current and future challenges is an agile and responsive manner.
We are also proud to be a listed supplier on the G-Cloud 9 Framework.