Today, May 16th 2023, the UK Government’s Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) has released its Secure Connected Places Playbook. Its release follows Configured Things’ joint commission from Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to research the challenges facing local authorities in securing their connected places.
Through structured interviews, workshop and iterative working, the team uncovered a set of challenges that local authorities face. To aid local authorities to overcome these challenges, a set of resources were developed and compiled into a playbook. The Playbook serves to enable local authorities to build internal capability to securely procure, build and run their connected places and smart cities.
In DSIT’s press release, Minister for Cyber, AI, and Intellectual Property, Viscount Camrose shared the following words:
”Connected places offer enormous benefits for the entire country, not just through improved public services for our communities, but through new innovations which will unlock better-paid jobs and grow our economy.
We are already world leaders in cyber security, as demonstrated by through pioneering measures such as the Product Security Regime. It’s vital that this expertise carries over to the development of our connected places.
This Playbook will help do exactly that – offering practical and accessible support to local authorities as we work collaboratively to grow secure and sustainable connected places across the UK.Minister for Cyber, AI, and Intellectual Property, Viscount Camrose
DSIT have produced the following video to launch and raise awareness of the Playbook: