Departments, Agencies and their suppliers are in the process of planning to transition to the new Government Security Classifications Policy (GSCP), in order to meet the go-live date of April 2014. However, this is only the beginning; April 2014 will be the very start of what will be a generational change. Departments, Agencies and their suppliers will begin the long process of implementing significant business and process change across their organisations. Done correctly, this will enable far more effective and efficient working practices across Central Government and help bring about the necessary cultural change and reform that the policy is helping to deliver as part of the Civil Service Reform Plan. Transition to GSCP is further complicated by an overreliance on existing protective markings, which has seen Departments and Agencies using them as the basis for the formulation of their risk management policy. Government Departments and Agencies that have used the current protective marking system to direct risk management processes will no longer be able to rely on this for OFFICIAL assets, which will not be labelled by default. Risk management processes and practices across Central Government therefore, will have to be refined and further developed so that they become far more effective than they currently are today, and better placed to support Government’s ICT, Cyber Security and Digital Strategies. Auriga can offer Government Departments, Agencies and their suppliers unrivalled GSCP risk management expertise so that organisations can realise the business and security benefits of the classifications policy. Please see the Service Definition and relevant supporting documentation for more information.