MOD establishes DAIS Innovation Cyber Security and Assurance Team (DICSAT)
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A new MOD requirement relates to the Defence Assurance and Information Security (DAIS) team. MOD has posted a requirement for a “specialist service for a period of up to 24 months to support, advise and assure MoD Innovation projects through life, as being safe and secure to operate within Defence Industry and according to MOD policy.”
The DAIS Innovation Cyber Security and Assurance Team (DISCAT) is designed to support Defence Innovation Pilots
Why the work is being done
"A newly formed Defence Assurance and Information Security (DAIS) Innovation Cyber Security and Assurance Team (DICSAT), will be based in London and execute the Cyber Security roles and responsibilities of ISS Hd DAIS as ISS Head of Function for IA and the Defence Authority for Accreditation and Cyber Security. It will advise, support and assure Defence’s Innovation project portfolio, as prioritized and endorsed by ISS Hd Innovation.
Problem to be solved
It has been recognised that at present Innovation projects tend not to have their own Security SMEs in place to support DAIS - and DAIS are not resourced to support the volume and types of demands of the innovation community in terms of the volume and pace of the projects compared to their existing priorities and workload, through to the breadth of emerging technologies, many of which are not familiar to the existing staff.
Who the users are and what they need to do
The various TLB Innovation teams require the DICSAT, to ensure they deliver accurate, trusted and timely Security Assurances for each Stage and/or Sprint of their Innovation projects. Without this assurance they will be potentially denied access to MoD infrastructure and/or process MoD Information."
(Above text from MOD website 30 Septmber 2019)
Added: 24th September 2019