Cyber Resilience for Defence: Strategy and Practical Implementation Guidance

Cyber Resilience for Defence: Strategy and Practical Implementation Guidance

An organisation is cyber resilient when it has the ability to protect itself and prevent cyber attacks and security incidents. Being resilient means organisations are able to ‘bounce back’ from these and suffer minimal consequences to business operations in the event that attacks and incidents do happen.

In light of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD)’s launch, in May 2022, of the Cyber Resilience Strategy for Defence outlining their ‘vision to build a stronger, cyber-resilient Defence’, we have asked our experts at Acuity to engage with the strategy and provide guidance on practical implementation to enable the Defence sector to make the best of this great initiative.

Acuity’s core areas of expertise are most relevant to the Secure by Design (SbD) and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) strategic priorities in MoD’s cyber resilience strategy, and these are the focus of this paper. Within the document, you will find a breakdown of these core areas, Acuity’s perspective on the strategy as well as practical implementation guidance of cyber resilience for Defence.

Acuity Risk Management aims to support the Defence industry globally in becoming better at managing risk, security and becoming cyber resilient. If you have any questions about how we can help your organisations specifically, or you would like to see STREAM Integrated Risk Manager in action, contact us.

Acuity Risk Management is a British SME founded in 2005 to deliver cyber security risk management software and services. Over the intervening period we have focused exclusively on implementing risk-based cyber security frameworks and strategies for our clients across a variety of industries, including within Defence.

Purpose-built for risk management from the ground up, Acuity’s STREAM platform provides an integrated view of risk bringing cyber risk together with IT and operational risks to provide a comprehensive view of risk and compliance across the enterprise.