Government bodies are investing heavily in bringing the provision of health, education and welfare services into the digital age.
Rapid access to accurate data brings many benefits to the provision of citizen services, such as easy access to a geographically dispersed user base, enhanced service quality through the appropriate sharing and availability of information, and the ability for agencies to collaborate, track, enforce and protect the rights and regulations of individuals and the state.
But keeping this sensitive data secure is equally vital. Intertek actively tests the systems and networks that store, process and transmit citizen data to ensure they are securely configured and able to protect the data within.
Our national infrastructure is made up of fundamental facilities and systems that individuals, the economy and the state depend on to go about their daily lives.
Providers of infrastructure are embracing technology to develop and strengthen the vital services they offer whilst also delivering cost efficiencies against a backdrop of increasing demand.
The reliable functioning of infrastructure must be protected from the threat of cyber-attack to ensure our national security, economy, public health and safety are not put at risk.
Intertek actively tests the resilience of infrastructure against cyber threats to ensure components such as our water supply, transport systems, financial institutions and telecommunications are securely configured and sufficiently robust to withstand attack.