31th May 2018
DISA are pleased to announce that from September they will be members of the Continual Professional Development (CPD) scheme in partnership with the Security Institute.
Many DISA events and activities will attract CPD points:
» DISA Training courses – including the newly launched course ‘An Introduction to Government Security’.
» DISA AGM & Conference
CPD is free to everyone. Diane Thomas from the Security Institute will be delivering a presentation at the DISA Conference on 25th September about the scheme and how it works, along with details of the many advantages it offers.
More details on how to get started can be found here:
- CPD Toolkit.
Please see the Introduction document for information on participating in the scheme and how to use the toolkit.
27th Apr 2018
As an Association we are committed to data protection and data privacy. With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becoming enforceable on the 25th May 2018, we have undertaken a GDPR readiness review programme to review, the way we handle data and the way in which we use it to provide our services, including the management of our membership services and provision of activities for non-members.
We hold personal data on all our members, plus those attending our events, to meet legal obligations and to perform membership functions. This Data Privacy Notice details the personal data that we may retain, process and share with third parties relating to your membership, our operations and provision of activities for non-members. We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure, accurate and relevant. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have implemented suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure personal data we hold.
This policy will be subject to periodic review and it is recommended that you review this document from time to time to ensure that you are aware of any amendments applicable to the retention, processing and sharing of your personal data. A copy of the DISA Fair Processing Notice can be found here: DISA - GDPR Fair Processing Notice (V2)
Updated 9th Aug 2017
This monthly threat update will provide an overview of the trends affecting individuals and enterprise as reported to Action Fraud.
This report incorporates an assessment of information received during the period of 1st June – 30th June 2017.
We welcome your feedback so that we can shape future reports to your needs.
From 1 January 2018 Disclosure Scotland will no longer provide Basic Disclosure checks for customers in England and Wales
Applications from England and Wales will be made through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
Disclosure Scotland will continue to process checks for Scotland
For more details see below:
Updated 31st May 2017
DISA are hosting an Information Assurance One Day Seminar at
Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre, B5 4TB
29th June 2017—10:00 to 16:00
(Refreshments & lunch included)
MEMBERS £129 | ASSOCIATES £149 | NON-MEMBERS £179
With Presentations from leading Industry Experts and Input from Government Representatives.
Update : Details of Speakers can be found below.
Further details and a Booking form can be found below:
Updated 15th May 2017
Following the ransomware cyber attack on Friday 12 May which affected the NHS and is believed to have affected other organisations globally, the City of London Police’s National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has issued an alert urging both individuals and businesses to follow protection advice immediately and in the coming days.
The National Cyber Security Centre’s technical guidance includes specific software patches to use that will prevent uninfected computers on your network from becoming infected with the “WannaCry” Ransomware:
Updated 28th Apr 2017
MPS Organised Crime Command
Please find the latest edition of the Metropolitan Police Cyber Protect briefing attached.
Updated 24th Apr 2017
The Global Cyber Alliance was established a little over a year ago as a joint initiative between the Centre for Internet Security (US), the City of London Police and the District Attorney of Manhattan. It is a global not for profit organisation seed-funded through US proceeds of crime funds. The prime objective is to work in partnership with business and government on practical, proven interventions that reduce systemic cyber risk.
The GCA recently provided the presentation below to the Security Commonwealth regarding two new initiatives which members may find interesting.
Updated 10th Mar 2017
DISA are pleased to announce that a new Awarding body has been appointed to provide the qualification gained by students attending DISA training courses. The new qualification will be an IQ Level 3 Professional Award.
DISA see this as a progressive move, not only to a higher level of qualification, but also to facilitate future progression of its training provision.
Further details can be found on the training course pages.
Updated 13th Dec 2016
DISA hosted a "What I need to know for Cyber Essentials" seminar on Monday 12th December 2016 at the Seminar Room, Fieldfisher, Riverbank House, 2 Swan Lane, London, EC4R 3TT.
Presentations given at this event can be found below:-
Updated 28th Nov 2016
CPNI are pleased to launch the new website, this marks a major step forward in our protective security advice delivery.
The CPNI website now has the benefit of the following features:
• Use of innovative presentation such as interactive diagrams;
• Improved collection of key resources in one place.
• Refreshed and relevant content;
• Greatly improved search capability which will produce smarter results for you;
Updated 20th Sept 2016
Thinking of joining DISA?
One of the benefits is attendance at the annual Conference in October where you can hear
• Policy updates from HMG
• Latest news on key topics
• Guest speakers – Brexit, Cyber Security
and you can attend
• Exhibition of interesting stands
• Annual dinner with guest speaker
This year the annual Conference will be held at the
Crowne Plaza Heythrop Park
19th & 20th October 2016
Updated 18th Aug 2016
With the lastest DISA e-news being issued, below is a sample article for public viewing....
The Security Awareness Special Interest Group – Human Resources Workshop
Dee Hayward, Chair of the Eastern Region and Security Controller for Ultra Electronics Sonar Systems recently attended the Human Resources SASIG Workshop with her HR Business Partner colleague, Jackie Stone.
The focus of the Workshop, which was hosted at The National Archives in Kew, was on the interrelating roles of the security and HR functions in confronting the Insider Threat. Underpinning all of the discussions was the basic question - what are the cornerstones for a good relationship between the security and HR functions?...
The whole newsletter, available to Member only, can be found below.
Updated 20th May 2016
July 11th 2016
Crowne Plaza hotel, Heythrop Park, Enstone OX7 5UE
This aim of this one day seminar for security professionals will be to cover a range of topics and best practice in implementing security on Government classified contracts. The programme for the day is detailed below and will look at existing requirements as well as future HMG Security policy areas. At the end of each session there will be an opportunity to ask a panel of experts your questions.
This Seminar is open to members and non-members so please bring along your colleagues to this unique event.
Price includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day - £150 per person
To reserve your place please complete the booking form below:
Added 17th Nov 2015
Following the recent events in Paris over the weekend, the Centre for Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) have published some guidance to the security community providing advice on what businesses can do to help protect their sites and employees.
We’d strongly encourage all members to read the advice, which contains links to other CPNI advice and products, and implement as appropriate within your businesses.
If you know of other Security Managers who are not members of DISA please draw their attention to the CPNI information in case they have not seen it.
For more information visit CPNI Guidance Note.
Added 21th Aug 2015
The Head of Defence Security in the Ministry of Defence is pleased to invite Security Controllers/Board Level Contacts in MOD List X contractors to attend a security threat briefing in MOD Main Building, Whitehall. London SW1A 2HB on Friday 27 November 2015.
Depending on the numbers wishing to attend, there will be two briefings, starting at 0930 (with attendees required to arrive by 0845) and 1330 (with attendees required to arrive by 1245). Each sessions will last approximately 2½ hours and will be provided by presenters from both the MOD and external agencies and cover a range of threat information that will be of interest to Security Controllers/Board Level Contacts at a security classification level up to UK SECRET.
Given the likely demand, should the briefings be over subscribed, preference will be given to those who did not attend the last briefing given in April. Whilst we have offered an option of morning or afternoon we are unable to guarantee this.
Added 17th Aug 2015
DISA is pleased to announce the DISA Nuclear Security Group will now be formalised by the creation of a new sub-group available to DISA Members. This will allow interested members to be participants of both a region and the Nuclear Security Group and will help to gather common issues which DISA can represent with HMG.
can visit the Nuclear Security Group pages for more information.
Updated : 31st May 2018
DISA announce Continual Professional Development scheme in association with The Security Institute...
Updated : 27th Apr 2018
DISA Fair Processing Notice...
Updated : 9th Aug 2017
National Fraud Intelligence Bureau’s Monthly Fraud Threat Update...
Updated : 2nd Aug 2017
Changes to the Basic Disclosure Service...
Updated : 31st May 2017
DISA are hosting an Information Assurance One Day Seminar...
Updated : 15th May 2017
Advice from National Fraud Intelligence Bureau regarding recent Ransomware attack...
Updated : 28th Apr 2017
Latest briefing from Met Police Cyber Protect...
Updated : 24th Apr 2017
Presentation by the Global Cyber Alliance...
Updated : 10th Mar 2017
DISA Announce new Training Course Awarding body...
Updated : 13th Dec 2016
Presentations from DISA One Day Cyber Essentials Seminar...
Updated : 28th Nov 2016
Details of an update to the CPNI Website...
Updated : 20th Sep 2016
Outline of upcoming DISA Conference.
Updated : 18th Aug 2016
Latest DISA e-news issued - sample article...
Updated : 20th May 2016
Details of upcoming DISA One Day Seminar...
Updated : 17th Nov 2015
A CPNI guidance note has been published regarding the attacks in Paris on 13th November 2015.
Updated : 21th Aug 2015
Invitation to MoD Threat Briefing for List X Contractors.
Updated : 17th Aug 2015
Wedsite Update - Creation of the DISA Nuclear Security Group website pages.
Updated : 4th Mar 2015
Wedsite Update - The DISA Website has had a revamp...
Updated : Jan 2015
Latest DISA E-News for Dec-Jan Issued...