Cybercom launches Upphandlingskollen
Upphandlingskollen is a tool that Cybercom provides free of charge to enable businesses and government agencies to procure more secure IT. It is a balanced distillation of established regulations, and should be seen as an important checklist for defining specifications.
Upphandlingskollen is intended to serve as a simple and useful aid in all types of IT procurement, to ensure that critical safety aspects are included from the start. It is also more cost effective to invest in security in the procurement phase of IT, rather than on an operational system.
"It is difficult to define security specifications for IT procurement. But when successful, it achieves significantly more quality aspects than just security, whether you are a customer or a supplier. This means there are many reasons to prioritise security in IT procurement, and is why we have created Upphandlingskollen," says Bengt Berg, Head of Compliance Management Services at Cybercom.
"We are often called in once there's a problem, but it is important that everyone involved in the procurement of IT takes responsibility and anticipates these problems. Proper security specification in the procurement phase provides greater security and better value for your investment. We really hope that Upphandlingskollen will contribute to this," says Bo Strömqvist, Head of Sales, Cybercom Group.
The specifications and checkpoints in Upphandlingskollen are a distillation of well-known regulatory frameworks such as the ISO27000 series (SIS), Procurement Language for SCADA Systems (U.S. Department of Homeland Security) and Critical Security Controls (Sans Institute). The specifications have been processed, prioritised and reworded to make them simple and effective to apply in procurement situations.
To discover more about Upphandlingskollen, please visit www.upphandlingskollen.se
Soon also in English.
For further information, please contact:
Bengt Berg, Head of Compliance Management Services +46 708 25 00 29
Bo Strömqvist, Head of Sales +46 704 45 25 20
Kristina Cato, Communications Director and IR Manager +46 708 64 47 02
Cybercom is an IT consulting company that assists leading companies and organisations to benefit from the opportunities of the connected world. The company’s areas of expertise span the entire ecosystem of communications services. Cybercom’s domestic market is the Nordic region, and in addition the company offers global delivery capacity for local and international business. Cybercom was founded in 1995 and has been quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm exchange since 1999. Read more at www.cybercom.com