Defence requires assurance from their industry partners to manage security risks. Do you need DISP accreditation?
Defence requires assurance from industry partners to manage security risks. Defence Industry Security Program (DISP) membership ensures you meet the minimum security requirements needed to engage with Defence, or as a demonstration of sound security practice when handling OFFICIAL information and above.
When your organisation achieves Defence Industry Security Program (DISP) membership you effectively demonstrate to Defence and other Defence industry partners that your organisation has adopted the appropriate control measures to minimise security risks across the protective security categories of governance, personnel, physical, information and cyber security.
DISP sets the standard for security requirements and provides assurance to Defence and other government agencies and departments when procuring goods and services from industry members.
Anchoram provides DISP Support Services including managing your application for membership, planning and conducting activities associated with obtaining DISP membership, as well as ongoing Security Officer advisory services for the membership application and to maintain your membership obligations.
The Australian Government is investing $270 billion over the next decade in Defence capability, building a world class Defence industry.
The DISP offers substantial benefits to Defence and industry in terms of streamlining security services and protecting Defence information and assets, as well as industry’s intellectual property.
In some instances, DISP membership is mandated by the nature of work delivered to Defence or as a result of a Defence business requirement specified in a contract.
DISP membership is strongly encouraged to ensure your organisation meets the minimum security requirements needed to engage with Defence at a later stage, or as a demonstration of sound security practice when handling OFFICIAL information or above.
DISP members (especially large contractors) may use subcontractors to fulfil duties associated with Defence related work. Contractually, large contractors are responsible for ensuring that their subcontractors are aware of their DISP requirements. Depending on the nature of the subcontracted work, this may require the DISP security requirements to extend to subcontractors. Industry entities working on Defence projects via a subcontracting arrangement with other industry entities are still subject to the same eligibility criteria when determining if DISP membership is mandatory.
If you are engaged or planning to engage in Defence classified work via a subcontracting arrangement, you are required to hold DISP membership to the appropriate levels required for that contract or project.
DISP membership is a mandatory requirement in any of the following circumstances:
Anchoram’s DISP Application Support Services include providing advice and assessment of eligibility and suitability including:
We also offer ongoing support to DISP members through Anchoram's Security Officer as a Service (SOaaS) offering. This assists DISP members to meet their ongoing DISP membership obligations and requirements and includes:
Anchoram’s personnel are senior national security professionals with considerable experience in Defence, Defence Industry Sector, Government, and Industry, culminating in extensive security risk management and project/program management experience.
Our personnel are specialists in the DISP application process and ongoing membership requirements. We will be there to support and guide you through the DISP membership process, leaving you to focus on what you do best – delivering your products and services.
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Working with government? The Australian Signals Directorate administers the IRAP program to ensure the security of systems and organisations that hold OFFICIAL information and above.