Police Secure by Design (SbD)

Continuous risk assurance for systems and applications

Secure by Design (SbD) Overview

The Secure by Design strategy aims to strengthen UK Police Force’s and associated organisation’s cyber resilience and improve data sharing among law enforcement organisations.

The recent changes in the Secure by Design approach reflect the evolving landscape of security threats. Some of the new change are;

  • Zero Trust Architecture – Emphasising the need to verify every access attempt, regardless of whether it originates inside or outside the network.
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning – Utilising AI and machine learning to predict potential threats and automate responses to security incidents.
  • Supply Chain Security – Assessing and managing security risks associated with third parties.
  • Privacy by Design – Collecting and processing the minimum amount of data that’s necessary for functionality.

Police Secure by Design (SbD) Life Cycle

How Can We Help

We offer Secure by Design (SbD) System Development services to UK Police Forces and associated organisations, ensuring continuous assurance of programmes and projects in line with NCSP, NPCC guidance, NCSC CAF, NIST CSF, CSA Cloud Controls Matrix, ISO27001:2002, Data Protection, and the ISF Standard of Good Practice. With over 20 years of experience in continuous risk management for Police Forces and associated organisations, we can be trusted as your SbD providers.

Secure by Design will introduce a number of benefits, including better protection of police data, increased system resilience, improved information sharing and more efficient and effective policing response.

What will this affect; 

For Police Forces and associated organisations, the SbD strategy affects;

  • Information systems – All police databases are designed to protect sensitive data from cyber-attacks.
  • Policy and Regulation – Policies will need to mandate the secure by design principles across all Police Forces and associated organisations.
  • Public Trust – This demonstrates commitment to the security and privacy of the public, and in return will build trust and confidence.
  • Crisis Management and Incident Response – Improves response time and effectiveness in responding to security incidents, as the systems will be better prepared.
  • Security Training – Implementing mandatory security training programs for police employees will significantly reduce the risk of human error and insider threats.


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