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Digital Security by Design enters next major phase

Posted 25 Jan 2022

Digital Security by Design enters next major phase

  •  Digital Catapult and UK Research and Innovation’s Digital Security by Design (DSbD) challenge launch Technology Access Programme
  • New programme designed for developers and organisations to experiment with DSbD technologies to block cyber vulnerabilities, including Arm’s Morello Board and the University of Cambridge’s secure computer architecture, CHERI.

With the recent release of the Arm Morello Board, the UKRI’s Digital Security by Design initiative is entering its next major phase with the launch of the Technology Access Programme

Developed by Arm, the Morello Board will introduce a new approach to blocking security vulnerabilities in modern computer systems. The Morello board is a real-world test platform for the Morello prototype architecture developed by Arm, which is based on the University of Cambridge’s secure computer architecture, CHERI.

The Technology Access Programme, which will be run by Digital Catapult, will give participating organisations an opportunity to access this early-stage software and prototype hardware technology to investigate in their own R&D teams and validate the core capabilities and benefits.

UKRI, through the DSbD Challenge, awarded the Digital Catapult £2M of funding to provide the UK technology community with a series of events and workshops and give participating businesses and developers the opportunity to get hands-on experience of the new technologies.

The Technology Access Programme will also improve the competitiveness of UK tech businesses through early access and adoption of new technologies.

UK Industries including aerospace, defence, healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, telecoms, energy Infrastructure, transport and education that will benefit from more secure computing platforms are encouraged to engage with the programme.

Interested UK businesses will be able to register their interest via the DSbD portal which was launched on 17 January 2021.