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Complying with the Defence Cyber Protection Partnership

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Introduction

The Ministry of Defence requires all suppliers to adhere to the requirements set out in the Defence Cyber Protection Partnership’s (DCPP) Cyber Security Model (CSM), which builds on the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme. In this paper, we look at the regulations and explain how Defendpoint can help.

The Defence Cyber Protection Partnership is a joint industry and Government response to the threat to Defence from malicious actors, including terrorists and foreign intelligence services. Officially launched in 2013 by the Ministry of Defence (MOD), government departments, and industry suppliers, the scheme allows the above parties to work together to improve the resilience of the sector to attack. DCPP is divided into three core strands: information sharing, measurements and standards, and supply chain awareness - of which measurements and standards is responsible for establishing CSM security controls.