Public Sector Network (PSN) Compliance

The Public Services Network (PSN) is the UK government’s communications network allowing public sector organizations and their partners to connect and communicate.

Organizations connecting to PSN, whether service consumers or service providers must demonstrate that they have a suitable level of security to minimise the risk to other PSN users. In order to report and demonstrate the level of security a PSN compliance certificate is required. 

To achieve PSN compliance an application process must be followed including completion of the Code of Connection and submission of a recent IT Health Check report for your PSN environment.

BSI PSN Compliance Services

BSI has extensive experience in supporting our clients in achieving PSN and PSN P compliance. We are able to assess your security architecture, environment, policies and processes so that the PSN CoCo can be filled in accurately. Where gaps and issues are identified we can help to identify suitable solutions and actions to address the issues which are pragmatic and proportionate while being effective from a security perspective.

In addition, our testing practice carries out penetration testing and IT health checks under the NCSC CHECK and CREST frameworks with reports that include pragmatic recommendations to address any technical issues or vulnerabilities issues we find. These recommendations can feed in to a remedial action plan to support the PSN Compliance Certificate application.