Custody provider formalises agreement with Auriga to manage all ICT and security development
Online PR News – 08-January-2014 – London, UK – 7 January, 2013 – Auriga Consulting Ltd (Auriga), the expert data, ICT and security consultancy, today announced it has been selected to provide The GEO Group UK Ltd (GEO) with a Managed Services Framework. Auriga will provide all ICT, Business Process and Security services for the custody provider, ensuring a robust and secure governance over its internal and external infrastructure. Auriga has been a long-term partner of GEO, ensuring the organisation complies with regulatory requirements governing data management in the Care and Justice sector. The formal appointment of Auriga extends this duty of care across the entire information estate, with Auriga assuming responsibility for all future ICT and security projects embedding them into business process.
A leading provider of custodial and related services, GEO has managed Immigration Removal Centres across the UK for more than eight years. The Company sought a managed security services supplier with specialist knowledge, capable of responding to changing Governmental and compliance requirements. Auriga began providing GEO with outsourced security services in 2012 based upon the team’s experience in carrying out complex compliance projects on behalf of organisations such as the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Justice. Today’s announcement not only formalises the relationship with Auriga but will enable GEO to expand its remit with a view to becoming the custody and offender management supplier of choice for the Home Office, The Ministry of Justice and all core clients.
GEO’s CEO, Phil Watkins, states: “Auriga have demonstrated their commitment as a trusted outsource service provider of ICT, Data, Business Process and Security and I am delighted to enter into this formal arrangement which will ensure we have the right infrastructure to deliver the ICT solutions we and our customers require appropriately and proportionately. Auriga’s innovative approach to security combined with an impressive depth and breadth of knowledge will continue to help us implement blended technical and data solutions seamlessly.”
“The formal appointment of Auriga to provide a Managed Services Framework is indicative of how seriously and diligently GEO Group UK takes its responsibilities. GEO has multiple business sites and must observe and comply with strict regulatory frameworks for the management and protection of data. Meeting those requirements presents a real challenge in some cases but using our Managed Services Framework immediately places the knowledge and experience of our information assurance and business process specialists at their disposal. GEO will receive unparalleled support in all ICT and security projects as we manage their ICT and Security needs ensuring they select the right solutions through the right providers,” said Louise T. Dunne, Managing Director, Auriga.
About The GEO Group UK Ltd
The GEO Group UK Ltd (GEO) is a wholly owned subsidiary of GEO Inc., one of the leading providers of private custodial and offender management services in the world and with operations in the USA, UK, Australia and South Africa. GEO has been managing Immigration Removal Centres in the UK since 2006, holding over 850 detainees on behalf of the Home Office’s Immigration Enforcement pending their repatriation from the UK.
As well as being a leading custody provider in the UK, GEO offers a broad range of other services including offender management, secure transport and facilities management. For more information about GEO, see its website (www.geogroup.co.uk), follow it on Twitter (@GEO¬_Group_UK) or visit its Facebook page.
Auriga Consulting Ltd (Auriga) is an expert consultancy specialising in Data Management, Information Assurance, Corporate Governance, Business Process Modelling, Analysis, ICT and Security. We advocate data as the most valuable part of your business and combine superior security and assurance knowledge with a wealth of business management consultancy and efficiency skills. Using a unique set of methodologies we embed security by overlaying it onto business process and analysing data.
Auriga reported a turnover of more than £1million in its first full year of trading, cementing its reputation as one of the most dynamic and versatile solutions providers in the marketplace today. We have worked on some of the most demanding projects in the UK for customers from the public and private sectors, advising upon the architectures and business processes adopted for the G-Cloud project, NHS and social services databases, and leading the BSi’s largest audited UK organisation successfully through ISO 27001. To find out more, please go to www.aurigaconsulting.com or follow us on Twitter @AurigaConsult.