PSN Compliance

Expert PSN Services delivered by Specialist Qualified Advisors

Hytec, OLM’s specialist information governance and security division, provides consultancy to support N3 ConnectionDSP Toolkit Accrediation, PSN connectivity and ISO 27001 certification.

The Public Services Network (PSN) creates a single, more secure telecommunications infrastructure and creates opportunities for greater information sharing between public sector organisations.

Hytec provides an extensive number of local authorities, commercial companies, Police and Fire authorities with the fundamental technical knowledge required to achieve compliance with the PSN Conditions in a cost-effective and pragmatic manner.

Contact us today on 0208 973 1100 to find out how we can help you connect with our specialist PSN Compliance Services

"By working with Hytec, we have avoided multiple pit falls in our development, kept abreast of government security issues and have had the confidence to know that what we are doing and planning coincides with national requirements. They have exceeded our expectations and remain a key ingredient in the growing success of our IT operations."

Stephan Conaway
Central Befordshire Council


Our consultants continually monitor changes to the many “baseline” information assurance standards that exist in the UK.  They contribute regularly to speaking engagements when information assurance is on the agenda.

Knowledge is gathered from multiple sources such as The Cabinet Office, CESG, NHS, DoH, Government Digital Services (GDS) and PSN.  Hytec gather intelligence on other new or emerging threats and vulnerabilities from reliable sources, such as CERT and NIST.

Hytec consultants are retained as Information Assurance advisors to the London Public service Network and are architects of the technical and governance regime for the associated gateways from London PSN to the NHS N3 (established 2007) and the former GCSx network (approved July 2008). 


Gap Analysis

OLM has completed many PSN gap analysis projects for many organisations up and down the country. The output of the gap analysis against the major control sections of the PSN CoCo (i.e. areas of non-compliance) feeds into corrective action planning.

Corrective Actions

Compliance with PSN Information Assurance Conditions requires implementation of a PSN-compliant network design. Hytec has helped and continues to help a large number of local authorities to achieve this.

Hytec works with local authorities/organisations to develop a suitable compliance plan that incorporates the risk assessment/risk mitigation aspects of the current PSN compliance regime.

During the design phase / corrective actions plan, Hytec’s consultants liaise closely with PSNA and CESG to establish clear and workable guidance towards compliance. Hytec is highly familiar with the contents of all the standards applicable to public and private institutions and ensures that advice and guidance given as part of a PSN project is in-line with other requirements.

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