Law 11/2007 on the Citizens’ Electronic Access to Public Services (LAECSP in Spanish), which governs the basic aspects of e-Administration, recognizes the right of citizens to interact with Public Administrations by electronic means. This Law establishes the need to assure the availability, access, integrity, authenticity, confidentiality and preservation of data and services while using information technology.
Aiming to foster due confidence in the use of such electronic means, this Law determines the creation of the National Security Plan (ENS in Spanish), whose object is the definition of the basic principles and minimum security standards in the use of electronic means, thus enabling suitable data protection.
Adjusting to the ENS
Meeting ENS requirements shall be guaranteed from its conception, in the case of new systems, and within 12 months from the publication of the ENS, for those already in operation, although this period could be extended to a maximum of 48 months provided its full application could not be achieved and an adjustment plan, formally approved by the competent body, is made available.
Given the considerable effort any Public Administration must make while properly adjusting to the demands of the ENS, we at Nextel S.A. offer our support services in ENS implementation and maintenance, framed within the service area for e-Administration, guaranteeing its success through our experience and specialization in projects of this type.
The services we offer in this scope range from the provision of counseling services to Public Administrations when defining and planning the adjustment project, to the execution of defined tasks, both at organizational and operating levels, and at a technical level, enabling Public Administrations to flexibly decide the activities to be delegated to Nextel S.A. at each stage of the project, with the confidence gained from having a multidisciplinary team, highly experienced and specialized in each sphere of activity.
Our ENS implementation and maintenance support services are framed within the e-Administration service area, such that the working methodology used follows the general structure defined within this area.
In a preliminary identification stage of prior requirements, Nextel S.A. carries out an informal evaluation of the general needs of the Public Administration in terms of adjustment to the ENS with the purpose of suitably determining the proportions of the project’s general parameters. This dimensioning is performed from the analysis of the following aspects:
- Services offered electronically by the Public Administration
- Spheres in which the Public Administration requires the collaboration of Nextel S.A. personnel
- Specific demands and peculiarities of the Public Administration regarding the development of the adjustment project.
With the results of that preliminary analysis, the general planning of the project is carried out, derived from the modular structure used in the general working method. This same methodology is used both in the design of projects made of a single module and in that of multi-modular projects according to the block structure shown below:
- Analysis and Planning