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Information Assurance Seminar

Updated 1st Mar 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)


With Presentations from leading Industry Experts and Input from Government Representatives.

Further details and a Booking form can be found below:

- Information Assurance Seminar - Programme

- Information Assurance Seminar - Info

- Information Assurance Seminar - Booking Form

New Training Award Body

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.

DISA Cyber Essentials Seminar

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:-

DISA Cyber Essentials - Access Control

DISA Cyber Essentials - Common Failures

DISA Cyber Essentials - Firewalls

DISA Cyber Essentials - Malware

DISA Cyber Essentials - Patch Management

DISA Cyber Essentials - Secure Configuration

CPNI Website Launch

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;

DISA Conference

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

Latest DISA e-news Issued

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?...

e-news Sample Article.


The whole newsletter, available to Member only, can be found below.

Full e-news Newsletter.

List X in Practice - One Day Seminar

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:

One Day Seminar Booking Form.

Seminar Programme.

CPNI Guidance

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.

MoD Threat Briefing

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.

Nuclear Security Group

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.

Members can visit the Nuclear Security Group pages for more information.

Website Updated.

Added 4th Mar 2015

The DISA Website has had a bit of a revamp. New features include:-
• Ability to sort documents held in the library and search facility.
• Expanded member profiles.
• News area for non-members.
• Event calendar.
• Easier navigation.


Latest edition of DISA E-News Issued.

Added 6 Feb 2015

The latest edition of the DISA E-News covering Dec-2014 to Jan-2015 has been issued. This is stored in the members area and can download it by following the link below.

Member news Page


Information Assurance Seminar

DISAUpdated : 22nd Mar 2017

DISA are hosting an Information Assurance One Day Seminar...

New Training Qualification

DISAUpdated : 10th Mar 2017

DISA Announce new Training Course Awarding body...

Cyber Essentials Seminar

DISAUpdated : 13th Dec 2016

Presentations from DISA One Day Cyber Essentials Seminar...

CPNI Website Launch

Updated : 28th Nov 2016

Details of an update to the CPNI Website...

DISA Conference.

Updated : 20th Sep 2016

Outline of upcoming DISA Conference.

Lastest DISA e-news Issued.

Updated : 18th Aug 2016

Latest DISA e-news issued - sample article...

List X in Practice Seminar

Updated : 20th May 2016

Details of upcoming DISA One Day Seminar...

CPNI Guidance Note

Updated : 17th Nov 2015

A CPNI guidance note has been published regarding the attacks in Paris on 13th November 2015.

MoD Threat Briefing

Updated : 21th Aug 2015

Invitation to MoD Threat Briefing for List X Contractors.

DISA Website

Updated : 17th Aug 2015

Wedsite Update - Creation of the DISA Nuclear Security Group website pages.

DISA Website

Updated : 4th Mar 2015

Wedsite Update - The DISA Website has had a revamp...

Latest DISA E-News

Updated : Jan 2015

Latest DISA E-News for Dec-Jan Issued...