Cyber Security Contract – Department for Transport

Cyber Security Contract – Department for Transport

The aim of this project is to review existing security screening equipment and systems.

Cyber Assurance of Security Screening Equipment


Contract summary


Research and Development

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract (£)


Published date

17 August 2015

Approach to market date

17 August 2015

Contract start date

25 September 2015

Contract end date

25 March 2016


The Department for Transport is responsible for the aviation security policy within the UK, ensuring that the measures balance the need for security with the facilitation requirements of passengers. The Department is continually assessing aviation security measures to ensure they mitigate current and potential future threats. Cyber security is a growing issue within the security environment (and beyond), and is becoming more significant in equipment and systems that were previously considered resilient because they were relatively unsophisticated and not networked. Whilst cyber-security is fundamental to the integrity of all security screening equipment, this project focuses on equipment used in central search processes, and excludes the insider threat (i.e. it is assumed those with hostile intent do not have legitimate access to systems or equipment). The aim of this project is to review existing security screening equipment and systems used for screening passengers and their belongings to identify any cyber-security vulnerabilities and support development of good practice guidance for the airport security industry. The output of the project will support development of guidance to the airport security industry that will ensure cyber security is considered alongside other security requirements when implementing and operating security screening equipment. The vulnerability of individual equipment types will be considered, along with the environment in which they are deployed (including any corporate networks they may be connected to).

About the buyer

Contact name

Amanda Jones


Concept House


NP10 8QQ



Other information

Spend profile

Financial year Budget
2015/2016 £0


Procurement Notice

RM6004 Contracts Finder Notice.pdf

Draft Service Description

RM6004 Appendix B Service Description Draft.pdf

A full Service Description will be available as part of the Invitation to Tender pack.

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.