Defence Industry Security Program

Join the growing list of DISP compliant companies.
Don't wait - opportunities await.

What is DISP?
The Defence Industry Security Program (DISP) is the newly implemented standard for risk mitigation, information safeguarding and monitoring for companies participating in the Australian defence supply chain.

Our DISP consultants assist Australian businesses working with defence with applying for DISP membership and implementing appropriate compliance measures.

DISP Applications Granted Vs Submitted

Source: Auditor-General Report No.4 2021–22 on DISP
Data representation is an estimate using real data from ANAO report.
Data from 04/2019, 04/2020, 04/2021.

Why get DISP?

DISP is rapidly becoming the industry standard prerequisite for participating in
tenders of government and private defence companies. 

Constructing strong enduring alliances with industry is a key priority for Defence. ...Moving forward, Defence will work even more closely with industry to help secure our supply chains. ...We need to work together to deliver smarter and stronger security cultures and practices.

Since 2007, participating GSC contractors have awarded over $1 billion of work to predominantly small-to-medium sized enterprises in Australia.

The Opportunities

Benefit from risk mitigation by improving security and compliance, and open doors to the lucrative and stable defence supply chain domestically and internationally.

Join The Supply Chain Powering Advanced Technologies
DISP Consulting Co - Australian Supply Chain for SME
Tender For Lucrative Defence Contracts Through The ICN
DISP Consulting Co - Win Defence Contracts
Improve Internal Compliance and Security Measures
DISP Consulting Co - Improve Internal Compliance and Security
Access Vast New Local & International Markets
DISP Consulting Co - Export Potential of DISP Membership

Getting DISP - Four Elements

DISP Consulting Co will assist you in establishing:
  • Policies
  • Processes
  • Plans

These will enable your company to meet the defence industry’s requirements for risk:
  • Identification
  • Assessment
  • Mitigation

Together, these capabilities make up the governance which drives businesses to build risk profiles, risk assessments, regular review and safeguarding of assets and information from internal and external stakeholders.

As a potential contractor for the Aus DoD or private defence firms your company may deal with classified materials and information. It is critical to safeguard this information by ensuring only authorized individuals have access.

With our assistance, implementation of such processes can be done with relative ease and low-cost.

Depending on your DISP membership tier, classified materials and assets may be held on premise. The physical security element aims to prevent unauthorized people from easily accessing such materials. It may include:
  • Site surveillance
  • Safeguarding
  • Zoning of office spaces
  • Alarms

For lower tier DISP clearance, many companies will find they are almost compliant as alarms, CCTV and access passes are becoming more commonplace.

Why is Cyber Security important for DISP? Some stats from the ASBFEO Cyber Security Guide:

  • 22% of small businesses breached by the 2017 Ransomware attacks were so affected they could not continue operating.
  • 33% of businesses with fewer than 100 employees don’t take proactive measures against cyber security breaches.
  • 43% of all cybercrimes target SME's.


To mitigate cyber risks and protect classified data in servers, computers and cloud environments, DISP members are required to implement a minimum standard of cyber security.

The Defence Industry Security Office noted the following industry trends – some of which may apply to your company.

  • 40% of entities use application controls
  • 60% of entities use restricted administrative privileges
  • 80% of entities are patching operating systems
  • 62% of entities are patching applications

What's the Process?

Business As Usual.

Our consultants will ensure implementing DISP's requirements is a smooth process with minimal to no impact on ongoing business operations.

Week 1
Define Business Needs

An obligation free consulting meeting to determine if DISP is suitable for your business needs.

Week 2
Select DISP level

Determine the DISP level needed for your organization.

Week 2-4
GAP Analysis

Determine your capability gap.

Week 4-11

Implement recommended changes to meet DISP requirements.

Week 12
Apply for DISP

Lodge your application for DISP approval.

Week 12+
3 Months Dedicated Support

Receive personalized assistance from our dedicated support team.

Why DISP Co?

About Us

DISP Consulting Co is a professional consulting firm assisting in compliance with international and domestic compliance, quality, safety, environmental and integrated management systems.

Specializing in supporting the Defence Industry Security Program’s implementation and ongoing compliance aligned with the Australian Department of Defence’s industry requirements.

Some areas of service include:
QMS: ISO 9001, ISO 17025, ISO 13485, API Q1, API Q2
SMS: ISO 45001, AS/NZS 4801, OHSAS 18001
EMS: ISO 14001

Medical Devices:
ISO 13485 is a combination of ISO 9001:2008 and additional medical device specific regulatory requirements. This implementation and certification process of this standard requires strong knowledge of management system and regulatory compliances

Implementation and certifying the Quality Management System as per ISO 13485 allows Medical Device Manufacturer to:

Design and Manufacture high quality and safe products
Comply with regulatory requirements
Build strong platform to achieve CE mark, MDSAP, TGA approval, FDA approval, etc.

Welding Management Systems (WMS):
ISO 3834, AS/NZS 1554, AS/NZS 3992, AMSE IX, AWS D1.1, AWS D1.6

DISP Consulting Co operates nationally across Australia.

We have clients in all major capital cities and assist them with obtaining their DISP membership.