BSIA guidance on supply chain security for connected systems welcomed by NSI

Recently published guidelines for securing connected security systems against cyber-attack have been welcomed by The National Security Inspectorate (NSI).

Published by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), Cyber secure it: Best practice guidelines for connected security systems focuses on securing connections not just within an organisation but throughout the supply chain.

A risk-based framework is set out to help manufacturers, installers, monitoring centres, maintainers and other stakeholders involved in the manufacture, supply, installation, commissioning, maintenance and inspection of connected systems.

“This is a welcome and well-presented guide to the implementation of good practice around the protection against cybersecurity threats, and will benefit the electronic security industry as a whole,” said NSI chief executive Richard Jenkins.

“NSI recognises that cybersecurity threats are a real concern to business and the public at large. As more and more electronic security products are joining the internet of things it is incumbent on stakeholders within the industry to do their part and offer protection against these risks.

“The risk-based framework approach of the BSIA document provides a good foundation to lead the security industry to offer the appropriate level of protection to all systems from the simple smartphone connected intruder alarm to the most complex integrated server based security solution.”

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