Professional consulting services

Consulting Services

Our professional consulting services are always tailored to your organisations needs to ensure that what we do is effective and delivers value. All our consultants are industry experts who are totally independent and have experience of delivering effective proven results.

Parker Solutions offer expert support in the following areas:

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Cyber Security

Parker Solutions Group provides tailor made services surrounding all elements of Cyber Security. Whether your organisation needs some general guidance in a specific area requires long term security strategic planning, or has suffered from a security breach our team of consultants have the experience, skills and knowledge to ensure security challenges are overcome in a cost effective, efficient and sustainable manner.

We work with established standards such as ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27002, Cloud Security Alliance, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) and many others to support our clients in designing, building and implementing effective security solutions.

Service Overview

Our cyber security consulting services cover a variety of areas including but not limited to:

  • Cloud Security ensuring your organisation can gain all the benefits of the cloud whilst managing risks
  • Helping our cloud provider clients achieve recognition on the Cloud Security Alliance – Security Trust and Assurance Register (CSA-STAR)
  • Preparing organisations for Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus
  • Working with clients to respond to Cyber Security Incidents in an effective and orderly manner
  • Delivering solutions to address and remediate findings from audit reports
  • Providing clients with dedicated support relating to Data Protection Act compliance and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Conducting or facilitating the completion of Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA)
  • Supporting UK HMG departments or supplies to HMG with our in depth knowledge and specialist CESG certified consultants
  • Leading clients to certification to recognised standards such as ISO 27001.
  • Ensuring robust security surrounding cardholder data with our Payment Card Industry – Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) expertise
  • Leading policy developments efforts to ensure security policy is effective and aligned to business objectives
  • Providing security architecture and design services to ensure new projects and systems are built in a manner which addresses key risks and meets compliance requirements
  • Ensuring web and mobile applications are protected against potential attacks with our design and testing services.

Business Benefits

Engaging security professionals with the right knowledge and expertise early in the project lifecycle can deliver many clear business benefits including:

  • Being recognised by customers and trading partners as treating Information Security seriously
  • The ability to meet the ever growing Information Security requirements identified in laws, regulations and demanded by customer
  • Greater understanding of Information Security risk to your organisation and the solutions to manage these risks effectively and efficiently
  • Security effort is tied to risk therefore reducing unnecessary efforts
  • Greater control over technology and business processes
  • Opportunity to increase efficiency through the improved understanding of business processes and technology
  • Reduced costs by avoiding the need for costly re-work when security problems are discovered in the future

Methodology

Parker Solutions Group is a professional independent provider of Information and Cyber Security consulting services. We aim to provide high standards of service to our customers by working with consultants with a proven track record in their field. We work to understand your organisation in order to provide the right solutions.

All our services are tailor made taking into account our clients size, locations, industry, culture and budgets.

Providing honest independent advice which is comprehensive and of value to the customer is our priority.

Our team consist of professionals with many years of experience gained in a wide variety of industries including, Financial Services, Retail, IT Managed Services, Central and Local Government, Charitable, Higher Education, Manufacturing and Government supplier organisations. Our consultants carry industry recognised qualifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Lead Cyber Security Manager and ISO 27001 Master amongst many others.

Business Resilience and Continuity

How would your organisation handle an interruption? Would that interruption leave you unable to serve your customer needs? This maybe something as simple as a power or IT system outage or something more serious such as a fire, flood or loss of a key supplier. Business Continuity is about ensuring that your organisation can continue to operate in adverse circumstances, Business Resilience is about pro-actively identifying and managing these risks.

As regular news stories remind us business interruption events can and do occur, if you want your organisation to continue meeting its objectives (not just surviving) during such difficult events being prepared is of paramount importance, this is where robust, reliable and tested Business Continuity Plans are of major business value.

Parker Solutions Group offers a tailor made comprehensive and flexible service for Business Continuity. From undertaking a general review of your current Business Continuity arrangements to implementing specific controls, Parker Solutions Group can help ensure your organisation is prepared for any major or minor business interruption.

We also offer training courses on Business Continuity to give your organisation a clear understanding of the steps required to implement a robust and proven Business Continuity plan.

Our team always considers the latest standards and guidelines from ISO 22301 alongside guidance from the Business Continuity Institute and other professional standards to ensure our solutions are efficient and effective.

Service Overview

Our Business Continuity consulting services cover a variety of areas including but not limited to:

  • Designing Business Continuity Plans and associated procedures
  • Leading or facilitating the completion of Business Impact Assessments (BIA)
  • Testing Business Continuity Plans to confirm that they are effective and could actually work in a real world incident
  • Conducting risk assessments to ensure the key risks to the business are understood with necessary solutions identified and implemented
  • Delivering solutions to address and remediate findings from audit reports
  • Developing IT Disaster Recovery Plans and design resilient and robust information systems
  • Ensuring Emergency Response Plans and Crisis Management Plans are effective and are aligned to business strategy
  • Preparing our clients to be certified to standards such as ISO 22301

Business Benefits

Business Benefits of Business Resilience and Continuity include:

  • Clear plans for organisations to continue operating in adverse circumstances
  • Ability to continue meeting the demands and requirements of your customers
  • Improve efficiency by gaining greater control and understanding of business processes.
  • Opportunity to boost customer confidence and enhance your organisations reputation

Methodology

Parker Solutions Group is a professional independent provider of Business Continuity consulting services. We aim to provide high standards of service to our customers by working with consultants with a proven track record in their field. We work to understand your organisation in order to provide the right solutions.

All our services are tailor made taking into account our clients size, locations, industry, culture and budgets.

Providing honest independent advice which is comprehensive and of value to the customer is our priority.

Our team consist of professionals with many years of experience gained in a wide variety of industries including, Financial Services, Retail, IT Managed Services, Central and Local Government, Charitable, Higher Education, Manufacturing and Government supplier organisations. Our consultants carry industry recognised qualifications including Certificate of the Business Continuity Institute (CBCI), Member of the Business Continuity Institute (MBCI), Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), and ISO 22301 Master amongst many others.

Risk Management

Does your organisation require support with risk management? Do you need to complete risk assessments in a short space of time? Do you need to implement processes and systems for managing risks or comply with standards?

If so our risk management services and tools can save you time and money! Aligned with the common risk focussed standards, straightforward and easy to use, you can get to work on your risk assessments quickly and easily.

Our aim is to help our clients reduce the burden of managing all types of risks along with, ensuring you can seize opportunities. Our aim is to ensure that you improve operational efficiency to allow your business to gain a return on its investment through addressing those risks and demonstrating good practices. We want to give you the best chance to succeed in business.

We are a multi-disciplinary and international team of professionals with many years experience gained in a variety of sectors including:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Outsourcing
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Government
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Education
  • Charities

All of our services are individually tailored to meet your needs and delivered by our experienced consultants who are recognised as experts in their respective fields holding many industry relevant certifications and qualifications including Certified ISO 31000 Risk Manager and Management of Risk M_o_R.

We ensure your business is compliant with current legislation, certified to industry standards and fit for business!

Service Overview

Our Risk Management consulting services cover a variety of areas including but not limited to:

  • Conducting Risk Assessments or providing specialist support to your risk assessment process
  • Developing holistic and effective Risk Management processes
  • Designing and leading the implementation of an effective risk management strategy
  • Providing support to ensure the organisations gets best value from its risk management efforts
  • Delivering solutions to address and remediate findings from audit reports
  • Leading the implementation of professional frameworks such as ISO 31000

Business Benefits

Business Benefits of effective Risk Management include:

  • Clear plans for organisations to grow and meet their long and short term objectives
  • Ability to continue meeting the demands and requirements of your customers
  • Greater control over and better understanding of business processes
  • Increased efficiency due to the understanding of business processes
  • Opportunity to boost customer confidence and enhance your organisations reputation

Methodology

Parker Solutions Group is a professional independent provider of Risk Management consulting services. We aim to provide high standards of service to our customers by working with consultants with a proven track record in their field. We work to understand your organisation in order to provide the right solutions.

All our services are tailor made taking into account our clients size, locations, industry, culture and budgets.

Providing honest independent advice which is comprehensive and of value to the customer is our priority.

Our team consist of professionals with many years of experience gained in a wide variety of industries including, Financial Services, Retail, IT Managed Services, Central and Local Government, Charitable, Higher Education, Manufacturing and Government supplier organisations. Our consultants carry industry recognised qualifications including M_o_R Practitioner, ISO 31000 Certified Lead Risk Manager and many others.

Outsourcing

There are many reasons why organisations choose to outsource part or all functions of ICT. Whether this be to reduce costs, improve ICT reliability and service, gain greater flexibility or to be in a position to react quickly in an ever changing commercial world IT Outsourcing must be a strategic decision and must be scoped, planned and delivered professionally if it is to deliver the perceived benefits.

 

Parker Solutions Group can help you get these decisions right. Our consultants all have extensive experience working in both outsource organisations and organisations which have been through major outsourcing and transformation projects. Using our experience and market knowledge we can:

Assist in identifying the correct scope, size and cost of any proposed outsourcing solution to ensure business fit.

Identify and define the key criteria for any outsourcing agreement, covering issues such as staffing, competencies, security, environmental, disaster recovery, resiliency, and cost requirements.

Identify suitable outsources who can meet the needs for your outsourcing requirements (based on a combination of financial, technical and cultural fit).

Manage the tendering and short listing process.

Undertake all elements of due diligence with potential provider.

Manage the transformation programme and projects using our professional programme and project managers.

Assess commercial offers against the industry bench mark to ensure value for money.

Liaise with the provider to ensure all criteria is delivered before managing a transition process to ensure a smooth transfer into operations.

We can provide outsourcing solutions which are developed from using the best providers in the market that meet your strategic needs and can cover any or all of the following areas:

  • Applications – maintenance, development of bespoke applications, procurement and licensing. Our application outsourcing solutions are designed to ensure you get best value from all your application in both the immediate and longer term.
  • Data Centre – provision of secure data centre environments whether this is fully supported, hosting only, virtualisation, or any other requirement relating to your data centre our solutions can help.
  • Network – Networks are growing in complexity our consultants can help you identify network solution providers who will help improve speed and performance, remove bottle necks, improve network security and ensure best value for money through standardisation.
  • Service Desk – poor response times, unresolved issues are just some of the problems organisations face with service desks. Our outsourcing consulting can help you identify service desk which is cost effective, fit for purpose, sized appropriately delivered to your needs whether on or offshore.
  • Support – Again end user support is extremely important we can help you identify solutions which will allow efficient support within the right timeframes, whether remote or onsite desktop support we can help.
  • Security – We have in depth experience working with the providers of managed security services to reduce the overhead of operational security, whether it be vulnerability management, penetration testing, incident resolution or logging and auditing we can help you find the right solution.
  • Contact Centres – Managing contact centres is challenging and costly overhead for any business, our contact centre and customer service professionals can help you find the right provider for your needs whether on or offshore.

Service Overview

Our consultants all have extensive experience working in both outsource organisations and organisations which have been through major outsourcing and transformation projects. Using our experience and market knowledge we can:

  • Assist in identifying the correct scope, size and cost of any proposed outsourcing solution to ensure business fit.
  • Identify and define the key criteria for any outsourcing agreement, covering issues such as staffing, competencies, security, environmental, disaster recovery, resiliency, and cost requirements.
  • Identify suitable outsources who can meet the needs for your outsourcing requirements (based on a combination of financial, technical and cultural fit).
  • Manage the tendering and short listing process.
  • Undertake all elements of due diligence with potential provider.
  • Manage the transformation programme and projects using our professional programme and project managers.
  • Assess commercial offers against the industry bench mark to ensure value for money.
  • Liaise with the provider to ensure all criteria is delivered before managing a transition process to ensure a smooth transfer into operations.

We can provide outsourcing solutions which are developed from using the best providers in the market that meet your strategic needs and can cover any or all of the following areas:

  • Applications – maintenance, development of bespoke applications, procurement and licensing. Our application outsourcing solutions are designed to ensure you get best value from all your application in both the immediate and longer term.
  • Data Centre – provision of secure data centre environments whether this is fully supported, hosting only, virtualisation, or any other requirement relating to your data centre our solutions can help.
  • Network – Networks are growing in complexity our consultants can help you identify network solution providers who will help improve speed and performance, remove bottle necks, improve network security and ensure best value for money through standardisation.
  • Service Desk – poor response times, unresolved issues are just some of the problems organisations face with service desks. Our outsourcing consulting can help you identify service desk which is cost effective, fit for purpose, sized appropriately delivered to your needs whether on or offshore.
  • Support – Again end user support is extremely important we can help you identify solutions which will allow efficient support within the right timeframes, whether remote or onsite desktop support we can help.
  • Security – We have in depth experience working with the providers of managed security services to reduce the overhead of operational security, whether it be vulnerability management, penetration testing, incident resolution or logging and auditing we can help you find the right solution.
  • Contact Centres – Managing contact centres is challenging and costly overhead for any business, our contact centre and customer service professionals can help you find the right provider for your needs whether on or offshore.

Business Benefits

There are many benefits to using the services of expert outsourcing consultants including:

  • Access to expert industry knowledge putting your organisation in a position to succeed
  • Ability to continue meeting the demands and requirements of your customers
  • Greater control over and better understanding of business processes leading to increased efficiency
  • Expert support can ensure your organisation gets the best possible solution which are fit for purpose and deliver genuine business value.
  • Opportunity to achieve business goals in a more effective and efficient way

Methodology

Parker Solutions Group is a professional independent provider of Outsourcing Consulting services. We aim to provide high standards of service to our customers by working with consultants with a proven track record in their field. We work to understand your organisation in order to provide the right solutions.

All our services are tailor made taking into account our clients size, locations, industry, culture and budgets.

Providing honest independent advice which is comprehensive and of value to the customer is our priority.

Our team consist of professionals with many years of experience gained in a wide variety of industries including, Financial Services, Retail, IT Managed Services, Central and Local Government, Charitable, Higher Education, Manufacturing and Government supplier organisations. Our consultants carry industry recognised qualifications including Certified Outsourcing Professional (COP) and Certified Outsourcing Manager (COM) and many others.

Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment

Most technologies new or old contain vulnerabilities which can be exploited by people both inside and outside your organisation. Such vulnerabilities could be found in your website, applications software, operating systems or network. These vulnerabilities can go unnoticed and without suitable testing significantly increase risk in your organisation. Our professional penetration testing services can help:

Penetration Testing

Penetration testing involves assessing your website/database/applications/servers/networks/wireless and identifying security vulnerabilities and demonstrating how they can be exploited, allowing us to help you fix these vulnerabilities.

The tests do not have to be technical, techniques such as social engineering (obtaining information through gaining trust) and physical security breaches also need to be considered.

Penetration testing should always be carried out before the deployment of new systems. As with the vulnerability assessments your organisation can have one off tests or agree to a number of tests per annum to be undertaken at your convenience.

All penetration testing and vulnerability assessments are undertaken within an agreed formal scope and no testing will be carried out without your express written permission. All testing activities are covered by our Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Our penetration testing consultants carry a variety of formal certification including CREST, CHECK Team Leader, Certified Lead Pen Test Professional and Certified Ethical Hacker Certifications.

Service Overview

Penetration testing involves assessing your website/database/applications/servers/networks/wireless and identifying security vulnerabilities and demonstrating how they can be exploited, allowing us to help you fix these vulnerabilities.

The tests do not have to be technical, techniques such as social engineering (obtaining information through gaining trust) and physical security breaches also need to be considered.

Penetration testing should always be carried out before the deployment of new systems. As with the vulnerability assessments your organisation can have one off tests or agree to a number of tests per annum to be undertaken at your convenience.

All penetration testing and vulnerability assessments are undertaken within an agreed formal scope and no testing will be carried out without your express written permission. All testing activities are covered by our Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Business Benefits

Business Benefits include:

  • A clear view of the technical system risks in your organisation
  • Detailed plans on how to mitigate or reduce the risk
  • The ability to identify and remove root causes of vulnerabilities to reduce the risk of re-occurrence
  • If integrated into the systems development/procurement lifecycle a level of assurance can be identified before systems are deployed
  • Can assist as part of overall compliance programmes such as ISO/IEC 27001, PCI-DSS and Sarbanes Oxley

Methodology

Parker Solutions Group is a professional independent provider of Penetration Testing services. We aim to provide high standards of service to our customers by working with consultants with a proven track record in their field. We work to understand your organisation in order to provide the right solutions.

All our services are tailor made taking into account our clients size, locations, industry, culture and budgets.

Providing honest independent advice which is comprehensive and of value to the customer is our priority.

Our team consist of professionals with many years of experience gained in a wide variety of industries including, Financial Services, Retail, IT Managed Services, Central and Local Government, Charitable, Higher Education, Manufacturing and Government supplier organisations. Our consultants carry industry recognised qualifications including CREST, CHECK Team Leader, Certified Lead Pen Test Professional and Certified Ethical Hacker Certifications.

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