Ministry of Justice contract adopts new framework to manage security risk

BAE Systems Detica wins MoJ security contract

Information intelligence solutions company BAE Systems Detica has won an MoJ contract to provide security services.

Detica will provide a full spectrum of information assurance and cyber security services through a managed service arrangement with the MoJ.

It will focus initially on support and advice around the Ministry’s IT architecture, its security policy, governance and risk management and compliance with regulatory requirements.

Detica will also advise on cyber security and protective measures and may also provide security testing, protective monitoring of both internal and external activity, and forensics.

"As security and cyber threats increase, we are delighted to be supporting the Ministry of Justice in this critical area," said Vicki Saward, head of Detica’s Government Practice.

"We believe this new approach to security provision will allow the MoJ to commission more security work at lower cost and could effectively save them as much as 30 per cent in yearly IA costs."

Detica says that the contract is a more cost-efficient arrangement than traditional security engagements as it provides the MoJ with a wide range of information assurance and cyber security services through one supplier, as well as transferring deliver risk from the MoJ to Detica.

"This contract introduces a new way of working for my ICT IA team and we anticipate it will deliver real benefits to the Ministry of Justice, both in terms of security and cost efficiency," said Bob Nicholls, Ministry of Justice head of Information Assurance (Information Communication Technology).

"Protecting the Ministry's data and systems is vital to the smooth running of the Justice system and we look forward to working together closely with BAE Systems Detica to achieve this."

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