Barnsley council looks to unite security in £1m package as part of supplier-rationalisation drive
South Yorkshire authority issues contract notice for three year-plus deal
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council is to unite all its security technologies into a £1m unified offering as part of a process to cut down on the number of suppliers with which it works.
The South Yorkshire authority has issued a contract notice seeking a supplier to provide a “Cyber Security Suite”. This will include the following technologies: endpoint antivirus; email protection; password security; policy management; vulnerability scanning; phishing simulation; and consultancy.
Barnsley is looking for an IT security specialist to fulfil 41-month contract scheduled to begin on 1 March 2018. The estimated worth of the deal is £985,000.
“The council has multiple lines of defence when it comes to security,” the council said. “A number of endpoint products are due for contract renewal within the next 12 months. The council's IT services [are] undergoing a rationalisation programme to streamline the number of contracts with multiple suppliers.”
Report reveals that information has been made publicly available online via an information-sharing tool widely used by government developers
Auditor general Amyas Morse flags up three key issues that government must focus on to improve its work with private-sector suppliers
The annual report from the Infrastructure and Projects Authority shows government tech programmes of work are a mixed bag
Government's national technology adviser discusses why getting digital reforms through the machinery of government may require some help from Jason Bourne
The cautionary tale of the Leicestershire teenager who hacked high-ranking officials of NATO allies shows the need for improved password security
Calm has turned a section of the 57,509-word EU document into a sleep-inducing audio book
On the 4th June 2018, BT partnered with Cratus Communications and Public Policy Projects for the inaugural Chamberlain Lecture given by Lord Heseltine at BT Tower.
At BT, we realise that digital technology is changing the way we all do business. Make smart decisions with intelligent connectivity.