ADS has launched a new Cyber Security Toolkit – Guidance for the Supply Chain, supported by the National Cyber Security Centre.
Facilitated and constructed in partnership with ADS Special Interest Group, the Digital Information and Systems Integrity Group (DISIG), the toolkit aims to equip the ADS supply chain to cater and respond to the increasing cyber security threats that confront us today.
Richard Quinlan, Chair of the ADS DISIG, said: “The toolkit itself sets out very straightforwardly a collection of resources, case studies, and accreditations alongside some simple recommendations and steps for organisations to take. The toolkit recommends as a minimum Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus as some basic level protections, with an escalation of levels of protection beyond that.
The ADS Cyber Security Toolkit is available to download for free here:
The ADS Cyber Security Toolkit was formally launched on Wednesday 19 May 2021 during an online briefing event hosted for ADS by Richard Quinlan, Head of Sales and Business Development, Cyber Security Division UK, Leonardo and Chair of the DISIG. Guest speakers included Dr Deborah Petterson, Deputy Director for Private Sector Critical National Infrastructure, National Cyber Security Centre; Michael Clayforth-Carr, Vice President Security, ADS; Jon Gray, Director – Security & Resilience, ADS and Steve Borwell-Fox, Managing Director, borwell.
Watch the ADS Cyber Security Toolkit launch briefing here:
Speaking at the event, Dr Deborah Petterson, Deputy Director for Private Sector Critical National Infrastructure, National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said: “Cyber threats present a fundamental risk to our national security and prosperity, and as the UK’s national technical authority, we work with our industry partners to improve the overall cyber security posture, but also the resilience of the UK critical infrastructure.
Jon Gray, Director – Security & Resilience, ADS, said: “The timing of the launch of this Cyber Security Toolkit is really important. Good cyber security practice has been important for some time, but threats really have been highlighted in the last 12 months, whether that’s through increased activity from hostile states or increased activity in online crime.
“The premise of this document is to boost the overall cyber readiness across our sectors and is aimed at members who perhaps don’t have particularly big cyber security teams, with signposting to NCSC guidance and an overview of accreditations and other models that are widely used to enable organisations to take their cyber security posture forward.
ADS member borwell is an award-winning software house based in Malvern, Worcestershire, UK. Their team of experienced software engineers work in partnership with businesses to create database driven, secure software apps, as well as a range of cyber security services including penetration testing, vulnerability scanning, cyber resilience managed services, Cyber SOC and Security refresher training.
Steve Borwell-Fox, Managing Director, borwell, said: “SMEs are vital to UK Government, the supply chain to prime contractors and serving industry needs. It is vital that SMEs do take pro-active steps to improve their cyber defences. At borwell we look at people, process and technology, and you need to be on guard across your business in all ways possible.