Northdoor nominated for Best Security Solution of the Year in the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2021

7th July 2021Awards, News, AJ Thompson

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Salvation Army deployed RiskXchange to better manage and secure data from the increasing threat of cybercrime.

Northdoor plc’s third-party cyber-security solution has been nominated in the Best Security Solution of the Year category in the European IT Excellence Awards. The nomination is for the work Northdoor has undertaken with The Salvation Army.

The Awards will take place at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on the 19th October 2021 and will see a raft of technology innovators and experts come together to recognise and reward excellence in the European software development, IT and Telecoms solutions sector.

Northdoor worked closely with The Salvation Army to deploy RiskXchange, a simple, automated and centralised risk-management solution that would enable The Salvation Army to manage its own cyber risk score as well as ensuring that its suppliers and third-party partners could meet GDPR requirements.

The solution delivered a low-frictionless user experience for both new suppliers and ease of use for The Salvation Army’s security teams, as well as providing real-time cyber risk management information for The Salvation Army’s broader management teams.

European IT and Software Excellence Awards 2021 Finalist

AJ Thompson, CCO of Northdoor, said:

“We are thrilled to be a finalist in the Best Security Solution of the Year category for our work with The Salvation Army. Facing strong competition from a list of more than 500 projects submitted from across 27 European countries, we are delighted that RiskXchange shone through as a leading cyber security application.

“The Salvation Army works tirelessly to transform lives across communities, which is why it was vital that the organisation had access to a comprehensive 360-degree view of internal and third-party cyber risk, in real-time, to ensure operations continue to run effectively. Using a simple, clear and informative dashboard, senior executives see in real-time its Enterprise and third-party cyber risk score position, allowing the organisation to make informed and measurable business decisions.” concluded Thompson.

The Salvation Army, said:Salvation Army Case Study Northdoor

“The implementation and set-up of the GDPR templates within the Northdoor solution were completed quickly, giving us an immediate external view of our suppliers. Since deployment, we have seen the time to assess and manage our third-party companies’ cyber risk reduce dramatically, with the organisation no longer having to manually approach our due diligence.

“Before the implementation of RiskXchange, we could only look at the first link in our supply chain, even with a team of auditors examining every detail of our suppliers’ systems and policies. It has enabled us to have automated visibility into the complex web of risk across our supply chain, which has been invaluable since GDPR came into force.”

About Northdoor

Northdoor plc is an IT consultancy that specialises in helping clients leverage all data that flows through their business to gain a competitive edge. The company’s services cover the entire data journey, from applications that create business data to the solutions essential to effective, efficient, and secure data storage and management.

About the European IT & Software Excellence Awards

The European IT & Software Excellence Awards are the only pan-European awards which recognise the crucial role that Channel Partners, distributors, ISVs, Solution Providers and Systems Integrators play in the delivery of real-world solutions. Entries were submitted by the channel, ISVs, Solution Providers and Integrators themselves describing the solution provided. Each entry has to be supported by an endorsement by the client. The event also recognises service excellence from the vendor and distributor community.

Case Study

Northdoor’s RiskXchange solution enables the Salvation Army to reduce third-party cyber risk across its entire supply chain.

Miguel Fiallos, CIO of the Salvation Army, says: “We are thrilled with the RiskXchange solution that has been provided to us by Northdoor.

Ensuring that our third-party supply chain is secure is of paramount importance to us and whereas it used to take weeks and in some cases months to complete lengthy third-party vendor assessments, it now takes us hours. Northdoor has helped us to streamline the process, saving valuable time and money, which we can re-invest into helping people in need.

The Automated Security Ratings and Assessments solution that RiskXchange provides helps us facilitate sometimes tricky security analysis with our suppliers, making it an integral part of our vendor risk management program.” 

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