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The Ministry of Defence will require 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, starting April 2016. In this paper, Avecto looks at the new regulation and how you can prepare for it.

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.