|What is CLAS?||
CLAS is the CESG Listed Adviser Scheme – a partnership linking the unique Information Assurance knowledge of CESG with the expertise and resources of the private sector.
CESG recognises that there is an increasing demand for authoritative Information Assurance advice and guidance. This demand has come as a result of an increasing awareness of the threats and vulnerabilities that information systems are likely to face in an ever-changing world.
In addition specific demand will come from:
The Scheme aims to satisfy this demand by creating a pool of high quality consultants approved by CESG to provide Information Assurance advice to government departments and other organisations who provide vital services for the United Kingdom.
CLAS consultants are approved to provide Information Assurance advice on systems processing protectively marked information up to, and including, SECRET.
|What can we do to help?||
All Government Departments handle and manage information as part of their business. The challenge is to use this information to ensure that the public get secure and efficient access to the services they are entitled to. Accreditation is a business process that must be integrated into business management in order to effectively manage information risk. Critical success factors are the proactive involvement of the Senior Information Risk Owner and the development of an organisational framework that fosters a culture where information assurance is a business priority. This is a complex process that requires understanding of business and technical issues.
Through many years of providing expert consultancy to Government Departments we have developed a unique approach to help build accreditation services that are pragmatic, appropriate and cost effective. The result is a manageable and sustainable accreditation programme that allows Government Departments to provide secure services and build public confidence.
We can help meet strategic goals by providing professional consultancy to: