The cyber resilience of suppliers is increasingly important to the Scottish public sector. The number of cyber attacks targeting suppliers to the public sector has grown in recent years. Attacks can (intentionally or otherwise) disrupt and damage both suppliers’ services and public services. Against this background, the Scottish public sector wants to ensure its suppliers have appropriate cyber security in place. That’s because:
To help improve supply chain cyber security, the Scottish public sector is being encouraged to adopt a more consistent approach. This will involve them implementing:
If you are asked to use the CSPST tool, you will find it contains links to authoritative guidance. You can find links to additional advice and support on cyber resilience in the “Support Available” section of the Supplier Journey.