The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is developing an improvement plan for its cyber security capability.
It has begun a discovery phase and is looking to create a roadmap and business case as part of its Diplomacy 20:20 programme.
A procurement notice for support emphasises the need for the plan to take in arrangements for data, technology, governance and processes, and to embed cyber security across the department.
The FCO has a Cyber Security Capacity Building Programme, published last year, which includes conducting reviews and implementing active cyber defence internationally, and improving capacity in specific areas including Eastern Europe, South East Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, India, Brazil and Mexico.
It also works with partner countries to strengthen their cyber security capacity and promote stability in cyberspace.
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