Free joint Event on MODís New Cyber Protection Requirements In Contracts at ADS
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Click here for more details in draft about this free half-day session for members of ADS, techUK and TD-Info. Details on how to book a place to be confirmed.
From 1 October 2017 MOD requires that its cyber protection measures are flowed down through all levels of its supply chains. Suppliers in all tiers of the supply chain will find it increasingly difficult to secure contracts unless they have appropriate cyber protection controls in place to protect MOD’s information. ADS, techUK and Team Defence Information are holding a half day briefing on the practical implications and what this will mean for SMEs and lower tier suppliers. The briefing will cover:
• What has to be protected – MOD Identifiable Information
• Assessing the Cyber Risk Level – the Risk Assessment Questionnaire
• Cyber Risk Levels and their controls – DEF STAN 05-138
• Demonstrating Compliance – the Supplier Assessment Questionnaire
• The Cyber Essentials Scheme - demonstration and development
• 1-2-1 sessions and demonstrations with experts on the Cyber Essentials Scheme, and the Risk Assessment and Supplier Assessment Questionnaires (by prior booking)
Who Should Attend This Briefing
The briefing is primarily for smaller companies and lower tier suppliers and will be of interest to their tender preparation and procurement staff, and IT professionals. It will focus on the practical steps which have to be taken to demonstrate compliance with cyber protection requirements when bidding for contracts and how to flow them down to suppliers when placing subcontracts and purchase orders. The briefing will also review the range of cyber protection controls and how they are selected for each contract.
Benefits of Attending
Attendees will gain (i) an understanding of the changes MOD has made to its contracting requirements, (ii) what their organisations need to do in order to comply and thereby avoid delays to tender and contract award processes, (iii) the types of information that must be protected, (iv) how the Supplier Assessment and Risk Questionnaires work and how to access and complete them.
The role of the Cyber Essentials Accreditation Scheme will be explained and there will be an opportunity to discuss with experts how the accreditation process works, and what has to be done to obtain and maintain accreditation.
Date and Time: 1 December 2017, 10.30-13.30 plus follow-on 1-2-1 sessions.
Venue: ADS’ offices – Salamanca Square, 9 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7SP
Fee: The event is free for ADS, techUK and Team Defence Information members.
How to Book: Follow the link to the Booking Form to secure a place at this limited numbers briefing.
Note: There is limited capacity for the event and places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Added: 23rd November 2017