ASD’s ACSC, CISA, and Partners Release Secure by Design Guidance on Choosing Secure and Verifiable Technologies

Today, the Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ASD’s ACSC), together with CISA, the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (CCCS), the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-UK), and the New Zealand National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-NZ) are releasing the following guidance: Secure by Design Choosing Secure and Verifiable Technologies. This guidance was crafted to provide organizations with secure by design considerations when procuring digital products and services. 

The guidance contains a range of internal and external considerations and offers sample questions to leverage at each stage of the procurement process. Additionally, the guidance informs manufacturers on steps they should be taking to align their development processes to secure by design principles and practices.

CISA and partners encourage all organizations to read the guidance to assist with making secure and informed choices when procuring digital products and services. Software manufacturers are also encouraged to incorporate the secure by design principles and practices found in the guidance. To learn more about secure by design principles and practices, visit CISA’s Secure by Design webpage.