Evolve North formed in 2004 as a specialist IT Security and Information Governance solutions provider. Based in the North of England we work within both the public and private sector, our clients range in size from SMB to very large enterprises and are distributed throughout the UK.
We feel we have a unique balance of skills that cover both technical IT security and Information Governance within one team, this mixed skill set is particularly important when delivering solutions into complex environments that demand PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) ISO27001 and the NHS IG Toolkit.
Our technical partnerships with a select group of Security software and hardware vendors ensures that you receive a solution that is both fit for purpose and cost effective. We retain a very high skill set in these solutions and always aim to be your first point of contact.
As a team we understand that cost effective security and governance is the key to shared success.
Two words that strike a combination of fear and disinterest into the hearts of most people - we have a different view, IG should simply be the documented evidence of your good practice.
Most organisations we work within have secure ways of working, often it's what we call "cultural care", (people simply care about what they are doing), and it's that cultural care that keeps an organisation safe.
The shortfall is often in the lack of documented evidence, (policy and procedure), and inconsistent practices, occasionally it's also, "We have always done it that way".
Our approach to creating good governance, (PCI DSS, ISO2700, NHS IG Toolkit etc), is to create an ISMS, (Information Security Management System), that reflects the business process and underpins the compliance requirements.
This approach ensures that you don't end up with documents just gathering dust.
We run regular Information Governance workshops from our offices in Richmond, North Yorkshire. If you would like details please contact us
We don't have many technical relationships and this is for good reason - we like to retain very high skill sets as this ensures a successful delivery.
This small partner set still provides choice. as not all solutions are suitable for all organisations.
Our team will always advise on the best solution for your business and support this view with references and existing installations.
This is the standard that your business must be compliant with if you store, transmit or process Payment, (Credit/Debit), card data. This is a complex requirement, especially for small to medium size organisations, and can be very daunting.
We have specialised in assisting small to medium size organisations in achieving cost effective compliance and maintaining that compliance.
Our approach is very structured to ensure we miss nothing. Our initial engagement is nearly always a gap analysis and from this we build a remediation plan and timeline - working with you and your acquiring bank we ensure that compliance is achieved.
If you wish to discuss your PCI DSS issues in a confidential environment please contact usEvolve North can assist you with all aspects of your PCI DSS requirements:
We are proud to be associated with the following organisations;
Northumbria NHS Healthcare Trust | Sintons Legal and Law
| Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals
| Malmaison Hotels
| Hull University |
Health Education North East | Stoke Park | Salvation Army | Bernicia Housing | City Hospitals Sunderland Foundation Trust | Apex Hotels |
NHS Direct | North East Strategic Health Authority | Hotel Du Vin | Askham Bryan College | Bury College |
County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust | SCM Pharmaceuticals | Northumbria Mental Health Foundation Trust | Cambridge Place |
NSS Scotland | Hadaway Legal and Law | South Yorkshire CSU | Raven Housing | North East CSU |ISM Capital | Port of Tyne |
Darlington Building Society |Silicone Engineering
We judge the quality of our suppliers by how well they react when problems arise. Evolve North are exceptional at sticking with and owning that problem until it is resolved. Their post implementation support is excellent and they don't simply refer you back to the vendor at the first sign of a problem. This is not a quality we encounter very often.
NHS Network Services ManagerNote - we do not disclose names or locations of individuals on our website, if you wish to speak to any of our clients we will put you in direct contact with the relevant individual.
Getting the balance right when delivering an ISMS is a real challenge. Evolve North not only bring focus and common sense to achieving this, but also a wealth of public and private sector experience. This experience is critical to getting it right first time, making sure all the possible risks are addressed.
Head of IG Housing AssociationNote - we do not disclose names or locations of individuals on our website, if you wish to speak to any of our clients we will put you in direct contact with the relevant individual.
Attempting to comply with the PCI DSS requirements is very intimidating. Evolve North's approach of identifying the gaps and then creating a straightforward remediation plan than can be embraced by all sections of this business was absolutely key to achieving compliance. The ongoing support and guidance is always practical and takes into account the business needs and real world operating conditions - they never preach compliance at any cost but if they tell you that "you need to do this" then I suggest you take heed.
IG Manager - HospitalityNote - we do not disclose names or locations of individuals on our website, if you wish to speak to any of our clients we will put you in direct contact with the relevant individual
We have over ten years experience of delivering IT Security and Information Governance solutions into a wide range of NHS organisations.
Our projects include Encryption, Remote Access, Web and Email Filtering, Firewall, NHS IG Toolkit policy and procedure to include PIA, (Privacy Impact Assessment), BYOD, (Bring Your Own Device), CYOD, (Choose Your Own Device), and SLSP, (System Level Security Policy).
Our skill set around Mcafee, Sophos, Microsoft UAG within the NHS is second to none.
Our team has worked with over fifty NHS Organisations in the UK. We have have extensive knowledge and are always happy to share this.
If you would like to discuss any issues, we will always try to help with no obligation, please do not hesitate to contact us
Evolve North, 40 Newbiggin, Richmond, North Yorkshire. DL104DT
Telephone: 01748 905 002
We are based in Richmond North Yorkshire, not far from the Georgian Market Place.
We always have a pot of coffee on the go and are happy to make time to discuss all things security and governance.
We run all our workshops from our office and welcome visits from both existing and potential clients.