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SPOTLIGHT: DISP accreditation and securing Australia’s supply chain, with ADA’s David Connors and Narelle Dimopoulos

In this episode of the Defence Connect Spotlight podcast, David Connors, chief technology officer and chief information security officer at Australian Defence Apparel, and Narelle Dimopoulos, governance and risk manager, join Liam Garman to unpack ADA’s DISP accreditation and what DISP means for Australia’s national security.

In this episode of the Defence Connect Spotlight podcast, David Connors, chief technology officer and chief information security officer at Australian Defence Apparel, and Narelle Dimopoulos, governance and risk manager, join Liam Garman to unpack ADA’s DISP accreditation and what DISP means for Australia’s national security.

  • Connors and Dimopoulos begin the podcast explaining that ADA is Australia’s only uniform provider with a DISP-certified factory, and how this accreditation will help ADA serve the Australian Defence Force.
  • They then unpack some of the cyber security obligations as part of the DISP membership, and those risks facing businesses who fail to implement stringent cyber security protocols.
  • Connors, Dimopoulos, and Garman wrap up the podcast discussing how ADA has integrated with the Australian Defence Force and the first responder community to get needed equipment into the hands of Australian servicemembers quicker.

Enjoy the podcast,
The Defence Connect team

Listen to previous episodes of the Defence Connect podcast:

Episode 447: PODCAST: Becoming the world’s most cyber-secure nation, with Cyber Security Minister Clare O’Neil
Episode 446: PODCAST: Local infrastructure – key to delivering Defence capabilities, with Cr Peter Hudson
Episode 445: PODCAST: A growing chorus calls for a national security strategy, with ANU’s Professor John Blaxland
Episode 444: PODCAST: Doing the rounds – the week that was in Defence and defence industry
Episode 443: PODCAST: Unpacking the history of Australia’s defence policy and posture, with Michael Pezzullo
Episode 442: PODCAST: Moving beyond the End of History
Episode 441: SPOTLIGHT: Unlocking Defence performance through infrastructure design, with HDR’s Tim Napper
Episode 440: PODCAST: US Space Force engages with Australian SMEs at AusSpace24
Episode 439: PODCAST: Australia’s growing need for a national security strategy, with Andrew Wallace MP
Episode 438: PODCAST: Delivering Black Hawk in record time and setting the record straight on Army’s Aviation evolution

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