DISP – Entry Level

Entry level DISP Assistance | Defence Consultancy Services

Companies seeking guidance with the Defence Industry Security Program’s (DISP) entry level certification may benefit from DISP Co’s advisory services.

What is Entry Level DISP?

Entry level DISP is the baseline level of DISP offered by defence. This level of certification is often required for subcontractors of Primes (large defence companies including Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon Technologies etc.).

Both primes and government defence tenders are increasingly mandating entry level DISP in tenders. Though unconfirmed, some industry experts have reported the preferential selection of DISP compliant companies even in tenders where DISP is not explicitly stated as a requirement for participation in the tender process.

By obtaining entry level DISP organisations will:

  • Develop governance documentation for the handling of classified materials.
  • Assign a security officer and chief security officer
  • Bring ICT standards to modern standards in line with the Essential 8.
  • and more...


DISP Co can assist with entry level DISP.

In our experience, entry level DISP is often most suited to SMEs with some exposure to the defence and government sectors. Companies with great exposure and involvement in the defence industry (eg. the manufacturing and design of critical combat systems and components) are most suited to level 1 DISP and above.

With this in mind, SMEs often have difficulty in navigating the often complex and convoluted world of DISP compliance. Executives often prefer outsourcing this work to specialists, whilst spending their valuable contributing to business growth in their own areas of specialty.

This also applies to high level staff who may have the expertise to feasibly implement entry level DISP, but whose time and wages can often make such an endeavour unjustifiable.

DISP Consulting Co will ensure the successful, timely and efficient implementation of entry level DISP. With our assistance your company can fast-track the adoption of DISP requirements and focus on what matters most to shareholders - business growth.


What is the cost of entry level DISP?

Costs greatly vary depending on individual circumstances. Final pricing is determined after the initial consult and enclosed in our formal proposal and project breakdown.


DISP's Common Questions Answered

Depending on the level of DISP membership you are seeking your implementation costs can vary greatly. 

It may be the case that your company is already compliant with the majority of requirements for a particular DISP level, or that significant work is required in some DISP categories but not in all four. 

The Gap Analysis conducted by our consultants will give you a clear indication of your current compliance and capability gaps. 

At that stage of the project your implementation costs will become clear.

Our consultancy has often saved tens of thousands in IT implementation costs, massively reduced risk, saved executives time, streamlined DISP applications, and prevented lengthy recommendations from  defence.

Though lodgement of DISP applications are free, consultancy has significant benefits too. 

All DISP consultancy pricing is custom to your company.

This is necessary as organisational risk factors can vary significantly.

DISP Co has standardized base costs for entry level DISP in line with the Department of Defence’s suggested estimate.

DISP Co assists clients Australia-Wide.

For Entry Level DISP a site visit is typically not required.

Organisations seeking DISP Level 1 may require site visits for DISP’s Physical Security element.

While Defence has not mandated the use of a DISP consultant, many companies seek out advisory services to streamline their DISP applications and minimize risk.

Benefits of a DISP consultant:

  • DISP implementation savings
  • Compliant DISP Documentation
  • CSO & SO Training
  • Assistance with DISP application lodgement

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