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CPS plans for security operations centre service


Mark Say Managing Editor

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The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is aiming to take up a managed service for a security operations centre.

It has published a market notice as a stage in its information gathering exercise on the plan, along with stating an intent to deploy a security information and event management (SIEM) tool.

CPS has an internal cyber security team within its Digital and Information Directorate, but sees a managed service for a security operations centre as the way forward in complementing the existing cyber defensive capabilities.

One of the responsibilities will be managing the SIEM tool – which it aims to procure separately – along with creating and monitoring customised alerts, analysing these to detect threats, and providing cyber threat intelligence. The latter is expected to cover cyber threats, vulnerabilities and the supply chain.

Other functions will include working according to incident response processes, forensic analysis and compliance management.

So far CPS has not placed a value on the relevant but has indicated that it aims to publish a contract notice in January of next year.

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