Brian Sims

CSL supports central Government on key CNI-focused document

CRITICAL CONNECTIVITY solutions developer CSL was recently selected by UK Defence and Security Exports and the Department for Business and Trade to support the production of the latest Government brochure entitled ‘Securing Critical National Infrastructure: An Introduction to UK Capability’.

The 64-page document sets out UK industry expertise in helping to improve the physical and cyber security of sites of Critical National Infrastructure (CNI). As an expert in the delivery of critical connectivity solutions that support thousands of CNI sites across the UK and Europe, CSL was chosen to work alongside these key Government agencies in helping to produce the brochure.

This brochure sets out the UK security sector’s strengths to overseas buyers who are seeking to strengthen the security of their CNI sites, from energy plants in the utilities sector through to communications networks. It includes information on securing the physical perimeters of sites more effectively, ensuring that only authorised personnel have access to the sensitive areas of a site and enhancing the cyber security of plants to both prevent and mitigate the impact of hostile intrusion.

As a business, CSL supplies the UK’s commercial security and fire sectors with secure, managed and resilient connectivity which, despite being the smallest element of most solutions, is the most critical in terms of ensuring that installations are working and providing the protection needed for CNI sites.

Security ecosystem

CSL also works closely with the British Security Industry Association and its members in the security ecosystem who combine to ensure the security of these critical sectors through their various capabilities.

The companies and Case Studies included in the brochure are industry experts and CSL partners who use the latter’s Internet of Things expertise to ensure CNI sites across the UK are always secure.

The CNI space, of course, includes the following sectors: energy, communications, defence, the Emergency Services, finance, food, Government, health, transport, water​ and civil nuclear.

Serving the sector

Speaking about this development, Simon Banks (founder of the CSL Group, chair of both the British Security Industry Association and its subsidiary Skills for Security and the provider of ‘The Industry Perspective’ on page 9 of the new brochure) commented: “The proliferation of Internet of Things devices and machine-to-machine technology has served the sector extremely well.”

Banks is pictured (above) alongside Tracy Buckingham, deputy director and head of security and cyber security exports at UK Defence and Security Exports.

Hiran Ravat, CSL’s head of Internet of Things business development, worked alongside representatives from UK Defence and Security Exports to co-ordinate the brochure’s content and was commended for doing so by Tracy Buckingham during a seminar held as part of the 2023 edition of the Nineteen Group’s International Security Expo held at London’s Olympia in late September, for which Security Matters served in the capacity of Media Partner.

*Further information on the work of CSL is available online at

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