UKCloud embeds CyberScore into core portfolio
Monday, May 13, 2019
As organisations start to transform by adopting various cloud platforms and software services, in addition to managing their existing IT infrastructure, common tooling for operations, monitoring and cyber capabilities is essential. UKCloud’s platforms, which are capable of hosting data classified all the way to SECRET, and natively connected to core…
UKCloud has announced that it is embedding CyberScore into its portfolio of core capabilities in order to help organisations improve their cyber security health.
As organisations start to transform by adopting various cloud platforms and software services, in addition to managing their existing IT infrastructure, common tooling for operations, monitoring and cyber capabilities is essential.
UKCloud’s platforms, which are capable of hosting data classified all the way to SECRET, and natively connected to core government networks in addition to the internet, are ideally connected to allow customers to build capabilities that can manage and monitor their entire IT estate.
UKCloud is committed to identifying the right tools and services to help customers with evolving their IT operations to cope with the challenges of a transitioning IT estate. The introduction of CyberScore is the first in a new line of capabilities designed to enable customers to get a better handle of their IT estate in a multi-cloud world.
The recent Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019 estimates that over 60% of medium to large sized UK businesses had identified cyber security breaches or attacks in the last 12 months and only 31% have done a cyber risk assessment in that time.
The average costs faced by businesses range between £9,270 for medium firms and £22,700 for large firms in 2019.
Organisations in the UK public sector are faced with the dual challenge of increasing the variety and accessibility of new services, whilst ensuring that they remain on top of incoming threats such as phishing attacks (which account for 80% of attacks), others impersonating an organisation in emails or online (28% of attacks), or viruses, spyware or malware, including ransomware attacks (27% of attacks.)
UKCloud CTO Leighton James said: “Here at UKCloud, we use CyberScore internally to ensure that we are continually aware of our cyber posture and stay on top of risks.
"We identified that many of our customers face similar challenges and wanted to make this easy to use tool available to deploy across our multi-cloud platform.
"It marks the start of exciting new capabilities being made available to our customers to help meet the new challenge facing operations teams in the cyber and operations space.”