NEWS & OPPORTUNITIES

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The South Wales Cyber Security Cluster is run for the benefit of small companies specialising in cyber security in the South Wales Region. Here are details of the news, initiatives, opportunities and ideas that have been shared with the Cluster:-

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Good afternoon

Here are some opportunities you might be interested in

National Cyber Awards

Closing date for nominations 22nd March
Here is a link to information on the National Cyber Awards 2019 in Cheltenham in April.
www.thenationalcyberawards.org
This is dedicated to recognising individuals in our sector in particular The Cyber Citizen of the Year 2019.

GM Cyber Foundry

This is an opportunity for any company in the Greater Manchester region.

A business may have (1) an opportunity that they know about – or that the Cyber Foundry team can see in it – that can be developed to make their business activity safer on line. Some companies might even want to productise what we or they see as potential. Part (1) is called ‘Business Assist’ and (2) is called ‘Technical Assist’.

The GM Cyber Foundry is a consortium project combining the expertise of the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, Lancaster University and the University of Salford to deliver innovative cyber security support to Greater Manchester SME businesses. Over three years, with the support of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the Cyber Foundry project will support 150 SMEs by stimulating business innovation through the application of cyber security research.

Eligibility requirements for this free support:

  • Must be within Greater Manchester. Regional trading offices are eligible as long as they meet the criteria below.
  • Number of employees less than 250.
  • Annual turnover must be less than €50m or balance sheet less than €43m.
  • Business is not more than 25% owned by another company group (Unless owning group is also an SME). University owned subsidiaries must not be more than 50% owned by the university.
  • Almost all business sectors are welcome to participate with the exception of: Fisheries and Aquaculture; Processing and marketing of agricultural products; Shipbuilding; Schools/school age educational establishments; Insurance Companies; Primary productions, coal or steel, synthetic fibres; Banking or Nuclear industries.

You can find out more here  http://www.digitalfutures.manchester.ac.uk/gm-cyber-foundry/

Disability Confident Scheme

The disability confident scheme is a good way to show support to the employment of people with a disability.  Also, Access to Work give grants to help employees overcome barriers caused by their disability, both physical and mental.  We have used this funding for things like help with transport to work, in-work mentoring, noise cancelling headphones and assistive software – worth a look!

Find out more about the Disability Confident scheme here
Find out about Access to Work www.gov.uk/access-to-work

New Security Event in Birmingham

There is a new Security Event in Birmingham and it is free entry.  I will be there on IASME’s stand on the second and third day so do stop by and say hello if you go!
In addition to the security event you get access to The Health & Safety EventFire Safety Event and The Facilities Event.

Meet the Expert: Exporting to Thailand, Indonesia and Myanmar

8 April – Birmingham Chamber of Commerce

In collaboration with Britain in South East Asia (BiSEA) and UK-Asian Business Council we are pleased to host an exciting meet the expert opportunity.

In a series of 25 minute 1:1 meetings you can meet with the in-country experts from the following markets:

You will also have the chance to meet with UK Export Finance to discuss financing your exports.

Why South East Asia?

South East Asia is a region where economic growth and development is expected to exceed the global average for the foreseeable future. With a wealth of natural resources, low-cost skilled labour, and a regional Free Trade Agreement, the great diversity of markets and opportunities are attractive across a wide range of sectors.

Register

Click here to request your 1:1 meeting slots. Please note that they are limited and will be allocated between 11:00-16:00

A German University for Applied Sciences will submit a H2020 project to the call SU‐DS03‐2019‐2020. Aim of the project is to develop a software platform granting micro, small and medium enterprises access to fraud detection within their ERP‐system. ERP software companies are sought as project partners to provide their solutions to a client base of SME and provide expertise in this technology sector and further knowledge of the customer requirements regarding functionalities and market potential.
Partner sought

Type of partner sought: industry, SME Specific area of activity of the partner ERP providers Tasks to be performed by the partner: data provision, demonstrate and showcase ERP system connected to the newly developed fraud system

Description
Widespread use of IT solutions in business processes opens the door to fraudulent behaviour and attacks. The central objective of the project to the call – SU‐DS03‐2019‐2020: Digital Security and privacy for citizens and Small and Medium Enterprises and Micro Enterprises – is the development of a software platform solution granting access to fraud detection within their ERP‐system (Enterprise Resource Planning) to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

This will be achieved by gathering of anonymized data from various companies with different ERP‐systems; provision of real time monitoring of business processes in the connected ERP‐Systems; analysis of data considering frauds and risks using machine learning techniques; detection of new fraud/risk patterns and derivation of rules for future prevention. By considering several ERP‐systems (commercial systems but also open source tools), various companies of different sizes are addressed to participate and profit from joint fraud detection. Consequently, this enlarges the database for proper fraud analysis and thus facilitates the derivation of new audit rules to prevent fraudulent behaviour.

Furthermore, network effects can be exploited as detected fraud patterns and corresponding rules for their prevention become instantly available for all participating enterprises instead of remaining only in the affected company – inaccessible for others. The project consortium as it stands involves universities and a research-driven SME as partners from Germany and is now searching for partners from all around Europe (except Germany). Collaboration is foreseen with ERP software providers from Europe and beyond contributing with their expertise to develop customer-fit solutions to the problem.

The software company sought shall be established on the EU market as providers for ERP solutions to small, medium- and micro sized enterprises. The ERP providers will work within work packages that refer to anonymous data provision and analysis, and also contribute to a demonstrator to showcase the ERP system connected to the fraud detection platform described above. Partners will profit by the knowledge transfer and the generation of exploitable results/solutions. Total project budget shall be around 4-5M€; funding rate for participating SME will be 70%;

Submission Deadline: 22 August 2019; in case of approval, the project will approximately start spring 2020. Deadline for EOIs: 15 April 2019

Register Interest: https://www.enterprise-europe.co.uk/opportunities/RDDE20190312001?utm_source=podalert

We are thrilled to announce that we are now set to host a Israeli Delegation, following our recent visit to Cyber Tech Tel Aviv.

Worcestershire is one of the UK’s cyber hotspots. Worcestershire LEP is focused on growing this and showcasing our expertise in the region and abroad. In light of this, Midlands Cyber (which the LEP leads on) has exhibited at several sector conferences including the Cyber Tech Tel Aviv conference for the past few years, building excellent relationships with the tech ecosystem there. Israel has a world class reputation for cyber particularly in the R&D space.

Following the most recent visit, we are hosting 5 Israeli cyber companies here in Worcestershire and the environs. We are showcasing ‘Cyber Valley’ (the area covering Malvern, GCHQ and the Herefordshire) and the wide ranging regional expertise with a view to attracting the businesses to locate in the region. As you will see from the attached, the companies are interested in meetings with relevant stakeholders, potential partners and customers, resellers. The key areas of interest are:

· Automotive
· Aerospace/Military
· Manufacturing
· Critical infrastructures
· Cloud companies
· legal tech solutions/GDPR

We are hosting the 5 companies, along with some other organisations (universities, local professional services, Department for International Trade) on the morning of the 20th March 9-11.30 am at Malvern Hills Science Park.

If you know of any other networks that you think might be interested please do forward.

Look forward to hearing back from you. Places are limited. Please email stuart.emmerson@wlep.co.uk to confirm your place.

Security Project Sandpit – a collaboration initiative for local industry and Swansea University academics

We will hold a sandpit day at Computational Foundry on 21st May. Academics from Swansea University will work with participating industry to scope a project that will address industry-led challenges. The day will start with a casual speed networking, followed by people getting into groups to discuss the challenges in detail and plan a research project. Each group must have a Swansea University academic who will be the Principal Investigator of the project. After a long working lunch, the groups will present their project ideas to a panel consisting of a senior academic, an industry representative and someone from a non-technical background. A funding pot of up to £20k will be available and will be awarded to the Principal Investigator of the project.

Timeline of the Sandpit:

Expression of Interest (EoI)
Deadline 2nd April
Any industry keen to take part will need to send an expression of interest. This is simply a title of the industry challenge they wish to address. Under one EoI, an industry can send more than one industry challenge. Each industry challenge title can be up to 30 words.
Please email your EoI with industry challenge title(s) to Heidi Rees (h.j.rees@Swansea.ac.uk )
We will send weekly reminders.

Invitation to submit a sandpit idea
Deadline 7th May
We will review the EoI and ask you to elaborate on your challenge title(s) in one paragraph. This paragraph can be up to 150 words.
In the submission, you are also required to write keywords of the expertise you are looking to work with at Swansea University (examples: blockchain, security protocols, visualisation, penetration testing, soft security). And to help you get a broad picture of our expertise within Computer Science, please browse our academic staff profiles here: https://www.swansea.ac.uk/compsci/ourstaff/

Please email your Sandpit ideas to: to Heidi Rees (h.j.rees@Swansea.ac.uk)
We will send weekly reminders.

We will circulate your sandpit ideas to academics within Swansea University and invite them to collaborate with you on Sandpit Day on 21 May.

A detailed programme of the Sandpit Day will be circulated nearer the time

For those of you who may be attending and/or exhibiting at the DSEI event in September, the event team are running a series of regional briefing events:-

1. Southampton
Date: Friday 15 March
Time: 0900-1300hrs
Location:
HILTON AT THE AGEAS BOWL, SOUTHAMPTON
THE AGEAS BOWL STADIUM, BOTLEY ROAD, SOUTHAMPTON, SO30 3XH, UNITED KINGDOM

2. Newport
Date: Monday 18 March
Time: 0900-1300hrs
Location:
THE CELTIC MANOR RESORT
COLDRA WOODS THE USK VALLEY NEWPORT SOUTH WALES NP18 1HQ
UNITED KINGDOM

3. Bristol
Date: Monday 25 March
Time: 0900-1300hrs
Location:
BRISTOL HARBOUR HOTEL & SPA
55 CORN STREET, BRISTOL, BS1 1HT.

So if you are interested in seeing how you can get the most out of DSEI you can book in at: https://lnkd.in/gvrxfmc

After speaking to industry experts about their biggest cybersecurity challenges, LORCA has just launched an open call for our third cohort of cyber innovators.

We’ve settled on three main challenges, so if you’ve got a product or solution that matches one of them and are ready to scale, you’ve got until 15 April to apply.

Our three challenges are:

1 By design

As people use more technology in their everyday lives, there’s a growing need for products that are secure through their design to make it easier for people and businesses to remain safe online. We’re on the lookout for cybersecurity solutions that make it significantly cheaper or easier for products to be made secure.

2 Basics

While the cybersecurity market is saturated with products and solutions, even in mature sectors like financial services there’s a demand to get the basics right. Our Innovation Forum identified a need for best-in-class cyber patching and vulnerability management to deal with gaps in security, or solutions that can help enhance fundamental security controls with accurate and automated regulation and compliance metrics.

3 Beyond

We want to support innovative approaches that go beyond current offerings and provide proactive, intelligence-led security solutions. This includes products that take a fresh look at technology advances to bring efficient and effective security solutions to market.

Speaking about our call for applications and the three challenge areas, Lydia Ragoonanan, director of LORCA, said:

“Having already seen how many talented and inventive cybersecurity innovators there are in the country with our first two cohorts, we’re really looking forward to seeing what great ideas emerge now. As the UK’s dedicated space for industry-led cybersecurity innovation, it’s vital we’re always moving the conversation on to make sure we’re creating genuinely useful solutions to the problems impacting industry most.”

We have had really positive feedback from the first event at Ystrad Mynach and are looking to run some more following the same template throughout the Borough.

Would any of the Cluster’s Cyber Essentials CB’s be available for the 3rd of April which will be held in Caerphilly itself, in the Welsh School, to help follow-up with the organisations who will be attending to learn more about cyber security.

We are proposing the following Dates venues tbc:

03 April 2019 Welsh Medium School – Caerphilly

26 April 2019 Pontllanfraith

25 June 2019 Risca/Crosskeys

26 Sep 2019 Oakdale

Look forward to hearing from any Cyber Cluster members who are able to join us on these dates.

The outcome of the UK cyber security consultation was published on 31st January, 2019. I have appended a link to the UK Government’s response ‘developing the UK cyber security profession’.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/developing-the-uk-cyber-security-profession

DIT are providing funding of up to £2,500 for SMEs to attend/exhibit at selected trade shows outside the EU. More events are being added so see here fr details:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/grants-available-for-smes-looking-to-export

To find the events you need to click on the Trade Access Programme, scroll down and you will see a URL to the selected events.

Lawson J Coombes | Innovation Specialist | Arbenigwr Arloesi | Enterprise Europe Network (Swansea University)
Research, Innovation and Engagement Services (REIS), Singleton Park, Swansea, Wales. SA2 8PP
Gwasanaethau Ymchwil, Ymgysylltu ac Arloesi, Prifysgol Abertawe, Parc Singleton, Abertawe, Cymru, SA2 8PP
T: 01792 606683 | E:l.j.coombes@swansea.ac.uk

As part of our on-going commitment to making UK SMEs aware of events, activities and opportunities that might encourage and facilitate overseas defence/security business, I am pleased to draw your attention to the following event NITEC19 taking place at the Thon Hotel Arena, Lillestrøm from 20 – 22 May 2019.

You can register for this event via the link contained in the flyer below.

Further details can be obtained via the following link: http://nitec19.com

Alexandra Clarke | Business Support Officer | Defence & Security Organisation |

Department for International Trade | 3 Whitehall Place | London SW1A 2AW

Tel: +44 (0)207 215 8180 | E-mail: alexandra.clarke@trade.gov.uk

The TARIAN Individual & Business Protect Team’s month long bus tour approaches very fast….March 4th to March 28th.

The launch is on the 4th March 12 Midday at The Welsh Assembly. We have speeches from DCC Pam KELLY [Gwent Police], a Welsh Assembly minister and Paul Chichester [Operations Director NCSC]

We will be running the days along the lines of early afternoons will be drop in [bus] personal protect advice with the general public, and late afternoons into early evenings more business focused. We will run our protect presentations, table top cyber resilience exercising, hopefully some basic hacking demos. We will use the wrapped bus for a base in daytime / afternoon as we have facilities on board for presentations and small table top exercising. We will have separate rooms made available in various towns everyday as well if required. We will advertise via Eventbrite, and in some locations move the bus to more industrial areas in the late afternoons.

We would like the cluster to assist with Cyber Essentials promotion at the locations/events with a brief talk or just be available for businesses to discuss following our presentations. We have to be careful with promotion/sales as this is government funded/police led, but seems daft not to try and come up with a solution so a business can immediately start down the Cyber Essentials accreditation when its fresh in their minds?

On certain days, we will also have guest speakers from the NCSC and NFIB [City of London Police / Action Fraud] coming as well.

If any Cluster members can come along to any of the stops, we would be very grateful.

Here are the dates:-

Date Time Local Authority Area Location
Monday 4th March 2019 10:00 – 18:00 Cardiff Bay (LAUNCH EVENT) Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay
Tuesday 5th March 2019 12:00 – 20:00 Newport Newport Leisure Centre, 1 Kingsway, Newport, NP20 1UH
Wednesday 6th March 2019 12:00 – 15:30 Caerphilly Caerphilly Council Offices, Penallta House, Tredomen Park, Hengoed, Ystrad Mynach, CF82 7PG
Wednesday 6th March 2019 16:30 – 20:00 Cwmbran Woodland Road Sports & Social Centre, Woodland Road, Cwmbran, NP44 2DZ
Thursday 7th March 2019 12:00 – 15:30 Builth Wells Groe Car Park, Strand Road, Builth Wells, LD2 3BL
Thursday 7th March 2019 16:30 – 20:00 Welshpool Welshpool High Street (o/s Natwest), Welshpool, SY21 7JF
Friday 8th March 2019 10:00 – 13:00 Mold Mold High Street
Friday 8th March 2019 14:00 – 17:00 Wrexham Queens Square, Wrexham
Monday 11th March 2019 10:00 – 13:00 Llangollen Market Street Car Park, Llangollen, LL20 8PS
Monday 11th March 2019 14:00 – 17:30 Rhyl Main High Street, Rhyl
Tuesday 12th March 2019 10:00 – 13:00 Conway Station Road, Colwyn Bay
Tuesday 12th March 2019 14:30 – 17:30 Conway Seaview Road, Llandudno
Wednesday 13th March 2019 12:00 – 15:00 Anglesey MSparc, Menai Science Park, Gaerwen, LL60 6AR
Wednesday 13th March 2019 16:00 – 19:00 Anglesey Morrisons Holyhead, Penrhos, Holyhead, LL65 2UQ
Thursday 14th March 2019 10:00 – 13:00 Gwynedd Castle Square, Caernarfon
Thursday 14th March 2019 14:30 – 17:30 Gwynedd near the Clock Tower, High Street, Bangor
Friday 15th March 2019 12:00 – 20:00 Aberystwyth TJ Davies, Jewellers, 11-13 North Parade, Aberystwyth, SY23 2JH
Monday 18th March 2019 12:00 – 15:30 Milford Haven Milford Haven, Port Authority, Gorsewood Drive, SA73 3EP
Monday 18th March 2019 16:30 – 20:00 Haverfordwest Pembrokeshire County, County Hall, Haverfordwest, SA61 1TP
Tuesday 19th March 2019 12:00 – 20:00 Carmarthen St Catherine’s Walk, Carmarthen St. Catherine Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1GA
Wednesday 20th March 2019 12:00 – 20:00 Swansea Plymouth Street, Outside Wilkinsons, Plymouth Street, Swansea, Swansea, SA1 3QF
Thursday 21st March 2019 12:00 – 15:30 Neath TBC
Thursday 21st March 2019 16:30 – 20:00 Port Talbot O/S M3 Centre Square Aberafan Shopping Centre, Port Talbot, SA13 1PB
Friday 22nd March 2019 12:00 – 20:00 Bridgend O/S HSBC Dunraven Place, Bridgend, CF31 1JB
Monday 25th March 2019 12:00 – 20:00 Barry King Square, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, CF63 4RW
Tuesday 26th March 2019 12:00 – 20:00 Pontypridd Mill Street, Pontypridd, CF37 2SN
Wednesday 27th March 2019 12:00 – 20:00 Merthyr Merthyr Council Offices, Civic Centre, Castle Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8AN
Thursday 28th March 2019 12:00 – 15:30 Chepstow Dell View Car Park, Chepstow, NP16 5EL
Thursday 28th March 2019 16:30 – 20:00 Ebbw Vale Ebbw Vale Council Offices, Municipal Offices Civic Centre, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6XB
Friday 29th March 2019 12:00 – 20:00 Cardiff TBC

The Bursa Aerospace and Defence Cluster, which comprises Bursa’s aerospace and defence companies, is partnering with the British Embassy Department for International Trade Team to arrange a fully funded inward mission to Bursa’s innovative cluster to develop UK -Turkey partnerships in defence, automotive and machining, civil aerospace and interior design.

This visit has the support of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Trade and Bursa Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Event date/venue: 27 -28 March 2019 – Bursa Chamber of Trade and Industry – Bursa/Turkey

What are the benefits to UK companies?
The event will provide a unique insight for UK companies into the investment opportunities in the region and options for imports and exports. Topics we will will look at together include intermediate products; connecting of system pieces for the main set up; joint production; joint design facilities; joint export opportunities with third markets; and engineering services.

DIT Offer
DIT is supporting BASDEC by inviting British companies to showcase the UK’s capability to bring expertise, knowledge transfer and innovation to support Turkey’s plans in civil aerospace and defence. This will bring valuable opportunities for networking with local companies to explore partnership and collaboration through business to business meetingsmeetings meetings meetings meetings. Participants’ travel and accommodation expenditures will be covered by BASDEC for up to two representatives per company. Space is of course limited, so early confirmation and participation is encouraged.

Outline Mission Programme
27 March March – Opening speeches, Presentations, B2Bmeetings, Networking reception
28 March March – Industrial site visits

İpek Alparslan Yazıcı
Trade Adviser
British Embassy Ankara
Department for International Trade
Direct Tel: +90 312 455 3266, Mobile: +90 549 206 0569
ipek.alparslan@mobile.trade.gov.uki

Business Wales is running a number of Brexit related seminars during February and March .

The aim of the briefings is to provide businesses with a clear understanding on support available for businesses to prepare for Brexit, such as the Brexit Portal and diagnostic tools, support available within Welsh Government (such as Business Wales, Trade etc) as well as support available from key stakeholders such as Development Bank for Wales, Local Authorities, as well as networking opportunities.

The briefings are running throughout Wales on the following dates:

· 19 February 2019 – Baglan Bay Innovation Centre, Port Talbot Waterfront Enterprise Zone – 9am to 11am
· 4 March 2019 – Cardiff Airport and St Athan – Enterprise Zone – 8am to 10am
· 6 March 2019 – Bridge Innovation Centre Haven Waterway Enterprise Park – 8.15am to 10.15am
· 12 March 2019 – The General Offices, Ebbw Vale – 8am to 10am
· 13 March 2019 – Welsh Government Offices, Newtown – 8am to 10am
· 19 March 2019 – M-SParc – Anglesey Enterprise Zone, Gaerwen – 8am to 10am
· 21 March 2019 – Glaslyn Leisure Centre, Porthmadog – 8am to 10am
· 22 March 2019 – Gladstone’s Library, Deeside – 8am – 10am

Book your place here: https://wales.business-events.org.uk/en/events/business-wales-brexit-briefing-seminar

English – http://bit.ly/bwbrexitbriefing
Welsh – http://bit.ly/bcbriffioarbrexit

Please note , spaces are limited and will be limited to 30 businesses per event.

Palo Alto have their annual Cyber Security Summit coming up which may be of interest to members of the Cluster.

It is free to register and attend and is being held on Thursday 21 March at Printworks in London. This year we are focusing on Cloud Security and the event is open to end users and partners so those who may use our technology and those who may embed it as a service to others. We have a growing customer base in South Wales including the likes of Airbus, Thales, GD, QinetiQ to name a few.

The agenda and registration link can be found here https://signup.paloaltonetworks.com/ehome/376643/agenda?reference=markpatterson

This and the sponsorship and speakers pages will continue to be populated over the coming weeks but broadly, the morning will consist of keynote speeches (PANW, Tech partners and customers) and the afternoon will consist of 5 breakout sessions covering Security Leadership, Cloud Deployments, Cloud Threats, Channel (for partners) and finally an introduction to XDR which is a soon be released evolution of EDR which expands the capability from endpoint to Network and Cloud.

To finish the day, we are pleased to have Sir Ranulph Fiennes to talk about his experiences on his many expeditions.

Would be great to see you there and in the meantime, I will see you at the next cluster meeting.

Mark Patterson
UK Defence & Intelligence Systems Engineer
Palo Alto Networks

CYBERSEC is an annual public policy conference dedicated to the strategic challenges of cybersecurity, launched in 2015, a unique in Central and Eastern Europe and one of the top five
cybersecurity events in Europe. Our mission is to build the foundations of mutual trust and translate challenges into n new opportunities for a better tomorrow.

With cyber disruption on the rise, the world is inevitably facing the emergence of new security challenges. They require responsible leadership to advance strategic actions and collaborative efforts of all stakeholders. A further development of our societies and economies will largely depend on whether we can make cyberspace truly secure. Strong confidence in digital public and commercial services is instrumental to build a trustworthy cyberspace. Meanwhile, current trends are alarming.

More and more state actors are developing their offensive capabilities to disrupt information systems of their adversaries, as well as using digital media to wage information warfare, which increasingly puts the foundations of democracy in jeopardy. Furthermore, the likelihood of terrorist activities in cyberspace and increasing cybercrime which generates enormous losses for the global economy complement this rather grim picture.

The EU is strengthening its strategic autonomy. However, to build cybersecurity in Europe it is necessary to maintain close transatlantic relations and enhance regional cooperation. Governments create strategies, policies, standards and rules for cybersecurity, but they cannot forget that their implementation hinges upon close and trust-based cooperation with private sector. And finally, all actors must act with the welfare of every citizen in mind

To register go to: https://cybersecforum.eu/en/krakow/about-cybersec/

The aim of the CYBERSEC Washington Leaders’ Foresight 2019 is to give proactive guidance on how to develop innovative digital strategies, implement state-of-the-art secure digital infrastructure and develop cybersecurity policy statecraft along with transatlantic cooperation in the Three Seas Region.

First CYBERSEC event to be held in Washington will bring together high-level EU and U.S. officials, representatives of the Three Seas Initiative (3SI) countries, businesses, academia and the NGOs leaders. The aim of the CYBERSEC – Washington Leaders’ Foresight 2019 is to foster greater political, business and security synergies between the United States and the 3S region by developing digital and cybersecurity cooperation. Forward-looking proposals of such cooperation have been formulated within the Digital 3 Seas Initiative (D3SI) launched by the Kosciuszko Institute together with a group of regional think tanks and with contributions by the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) in Washington D.C.

The D3SI highlighted the need of pooling together technological capacity and resources and the recognition of cybersecurity as an overarching dimension to foster secure digital transformation in the Three Seas region and beyond.

To register go to: https://cybersecforum.eu/en/washington/about-cybersec-dc/

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan have extended an offer to members of the GlobalEPIC Ecosystems (of which Cyber Wales is a founder member) to fund visits to the Explore Next Cyber Taiwan event in May.

There are 3 offers:-

International Business Matchmaking
Who: up to five cybersecurity companies from Global EPIC member countries
Benefit and How: To exhibit at the event for business promotion and to give one or more speeches related to market or technology trends for showing technical insights
Invitees’ package: To cover up to 4-nights with flight & hotel cost
Limited seats available

Accelerator Program
Who: up to five accelerators from Global EPIC member countries
Benefit and How: To participate in the start-up pitch and discuss the cooperation with Taiwanese accelerators
Invitees’ package: To cover up to 4-nights with flight & hotel cost
Limited seats available

Integrated Service Platform – EPIC One Stop Security Service Platform
Who:cyber security companies/startups from EPIC member countries
Benefit and how:Constantly promotion event for platform registered security solutionsIn place, free infrastructure for demonstration and trial of security products, continuous bug bounty program for ICT equipment and information systems, chances to team up with local vendor to participate in local project (healthcare, CIIP, government…) and to establish real field try reference cases
Can be potential platform for Global EPIC’s global marketing and services

In addition, there is a Bug Bounty Challenge
White hat hackers are welcome to participate in the Bug Bounty Challenge (the first round starts in May) to find bugs in devices under test (DUT) (such as IoT products) and win prizes.
Companies who produces IoT products are welcomed to provide device under test to obtain a free test report.

For more information contact Contact: ChiehlinHuang, +886-2-26557600 #138, chiehlin@itri.org.tw

We would like to invite your company to participate in an export market visit to GISEC Dubai. This Welsh Government supported visit offers an exciting opportunity for businesses of all sizes to connect with businesses in Dubai.

Cost

The Welsh Government is supporting* companies to take part in this export market visit. There are two options of support for this visit:

Support for Travel Only
The cost is £650. This includes:
·Return flights
·In-market transfers
·5 night’s accommodation with breakfast
·Attendance at in-market events

Support for Travel and Arranging Meetings
The cost is £1,400. This includes

·Return flights
·In-market transfers
·5 night’s accommodation with breakfast
·Attendance at in-market events
·Arranging meetings with up to 6 business contacts

This offer is available to one representative per company.
*Subject to eligibility.

Closing date – 28 February 2019

To ensure that you maximise the opportunities, the Welsh Government can assist in arranging meetings in the region either with like minded companies or potential customers via our export trade support programmes.

If you would like an application form or wish to discuss further support, please do not hesitate to get in touch:InternationalTrade@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Many thanks
Export Team

The iCyberCenter@bwtech Executive Workshop  provides an intimate, small group, content rich experience that provides critical insight and a competitive advantage for companies entering the US Marketplace.  
The upcoming program date is  April 1st at iCyberCenter@bwtech and will end the following evening, April 2nd  with a Cybertini networking event. 
The two day program provides deep insights on the cyber ecosystem here in Maryland, how to navigate US business protocols – meet strategic contacts and effectively launch your US operations. 
This program is also available to accommodate delegations of 4 or more companies who are interested in visiting Maryland outside of a currently establish date.  
More information can be found on the iCyberCenter  Executive Workshop Link.

iCyberCenter are running a RSA Pitch Competition for International Cybersecurity Companies which bwtech is hosting Wednesday morning March 6th – from 8:00 am to 9:30 – at Venable Law Firms offices just minutes away from the main Conference Center in San Francisco.

Please register on the following link RSA Pitch Competition Registration Link – as an attendee if you plan to attend.

Feel free to share the link with your partners and companies whom you feel would be interested and valuable to have in the room.

If you know any International Cyber Product Companies who are interested in competing – please share the link to the RSA Pitch application to apply.

We will be engaging up to 10 companies to give 3 minute pitches with 2 minutes of Q & A. The top 3 companies receive Free tuition to the upcoming iCyberCenter Executive Workshop on April 1st – 2nd at the RSA Conference.

My name is Thomas Doyle and I am currently in my second year at Cardiff University, studying Computer Science with Cyber Security and Forensics.

I am looking to pursue a placement year in the field of Cyber Security. This is an area of Computer Science that I find extremely interesting, it is an ever-changing environment, with demand increasing worldwide. New technology is constantly emerging and you are always learning.

Ideally I would like my placement to be within the South Wales region and following research conducted by myself and I am appealing to members of the South Wales Cyber Security Cluster.

I would like to enquire whether any organisations in the Cluster offer any year in industry placements?

I would be delighted to intern for you formally and would be grateful to gain experience to further my studies, workplace experience and skills. I would be happy to send a copy of my CV and I hope that you will consider me for any available positions.

Many thanks for taking the time to read this.

Thomas Doyle (DoyleTE@cardiff.ac.uk)

Applications are invited for a Dark Web Intern Software Development vacancy within the Regional Cyber Crime Unit which forms part of Tarian Regional Organise Crime Unit.

Job Title: DarkWeb – Graduate Intern – Software Developer Scale 3 based in Bridgend

Post: TBC

Based At:  Bridgend

Open From  21/01/2019 09:00:00 to  05/02/2019 12:00:00

Starting Salary:  £18,486 Raising to £19,704

To undertake reactive and proactive investigations and operations against targets involved in illicit commodities and services on the Darkweb (cyber crime, drugs and firearms etc) within the region.

Work as part of a regional network of investigators alongside national and international partners to identify and bring offenders to justice.

To support other team members to design, develop and deliver software development capabilities into the Darkweb Investigation Team.

Applicants must be prepared to undergo vetting to MV/SC Level.

Applicants must be prepared to travel and attend courses as part of their professional development.

The successful candidate must have a full UK driving licence as their duties will require them to travel to/ from meetings.

Applications are welcomed from members of under-represented groups.

Please be aware that if your current post is within the Public Service Centre, if you were employed after 1st February 2017 you must have completed 2 years’ tenured service before applying for any other roles.

This post is not suitable for job share/part time workers due to the type of work and the training requirements around the role.

Please note this role is fixed term for 12 months.

For further information about this role please contact 01656 776796.

In December 2018, the UK Government (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – DDCMS) published its initial National Cyber Security Skills Strategy (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cyber-security-skills-strategy). The strategy sets out the government’s understanding of the challenge that evolving cyber threats present to the demand for cyber security skills. This challenge is more complex than the number of cyber security professionals; it is about the need to ensure the UK has the right level and blend of cyber security capability across the whole of the economy.

DDCMS  are seeking views on this initial strategy and are holding a series of engagement events across the UK to listen to the views of those with an interest in cyber security to help them shape and refine the work to develop and publish a comprehensive and final strategy document in 2019.
 
The Welsh engagement event will be held on the 27th February at Barclays Eagle Lab in Cardiff (9:30 – 13:30).  To register for the event please click here.
 
Wales has a thriving, multi-faceted cyber security sector characterised by internationally renowned academic excellence, multinational security businesses and a large, cohesive SME network encapsulated in the Wales Cyber Security Clusters. Our cyber strength offers us an opportunity to attract investment and create new, high value jobs but the skills shortage is a serious threat to the future growth of the sector here in Wales.
I hope you can find the time to participate in this important event but if you’re unable to attend but would like to contribute, please consider responding to the key questions DDCMS have posed as part of this call for views exercise.  You can provide your views here.
 
Kind Regards,
 
Neil Sandford
Business Development Manager – Cyber
 
Department for Economy, Science & Transport | Inward Investment | Welsh Government | QED Centre | Treforest Industrial Estate | Treforest CF37 5YR
 

Tel +44 (0) 7769 883253 | E-mail : neil.sandford@gov.wales

Over the past year and a half or so, NCSC has been supporting colleagues in DCMS with an initiative to develop the Cyber Security Profession. In December, DCMS issued a Request for Proposals to set up a new Cyber Security Council – the deadline for the submission of applications is 28 February 2019. On behalf of our DCMS colleagues, the remainder of this email provides background and details about the Request for Proposals.

The Government launched a consultation in July 2018 outlining proposals to develop the cyber security profession in the UK. The consultation ran for six weeks and we received over 300 responses.

Having carefully reviewed and analysed the responses, we consider that the consultation showed strong support for the main thrust of the proposals: which were to define a series of objectives for the profession to achieve and to create a new, independent UK Cyber Security Council to coordinate delivery. The government response to the consultation, which was published on 21 December 2018, sets out in detail how the evidence received in the consultation has been considered.

The government response also sets out that, in view of the level of support, we intend to proceed to identify a lead organisation to design and deliver the new UK Cyber Security Council. We are therefore issuing the response alongside an invitation to apply for between £1m – £2.5m of Government funding to lead the work. This is being issued as a competitive process. All proposals will be evaluated against published criteria and requirements, and an assessment will be made to select one successful proposal. The Guidance for Applicants and the Application Form are available to download here.

The application window opened on 21 December 2018 and the deadline for applications is 16:00 on 28 February 2019. We may run briefing events in late January/early February for prospective bidders. If you are interested in attending, please notify the team at csprofession@culture.gov.uk and we will be in touch shortly with further detail.

Establishing a new, independent UK Cyber Security Council is a key part of the Government’s new Initial Cyber Security Skills Strategy which is being published in parallel. There are a number of ways you can engage with the Strategy – you can find out more here. 

Welcome to The Hague Cyber Updates.

Through this newsletter we’d like to keep you up to date on upcoming opportunities, news and events on tech in The Netherlands; starting with a FinTech event in Amsterdam on 13 and 14 March.

To a successful 2019!

For this first edition, and the beginning of the new year, we’d like to provide you with an overview of our upcoming activities in 2019. Do let us know if you’ve got anything exciting coming up as well, or if there’s anything else we can help you with.

Otherwise, we’ll hope to catch up soon at one of our events. Continue reading for our FinTech mission in March, our Tech mission to The Next Web in May and an InfoSec event in June.

FinTech Mission

On 13 and 14 March, we’re organizing a FinTech trade event in Amsterdam, with company visits and 121 matchmaking with the industry’s movers and shakers. Sign up here.

UK @ TNW

On 9 and 10 May we are planning a mission to one of the biggest tech conferences in Europe; The Next Web in Amsterdam. Currently we’re gauging interest for UK tech companies to join our mission. Are you one of them? Leave your email here and we will send you more information.

InfoSec London

On 4-6 June, there will be a Dutch mission to InfoSec in London. We’re currently planning a joint event for UK and Dutch companies and buyers to meet, share experiences and build partnerships. Drop us a line if you’re interested.

As you may be aware, the Foreign Office’s Digital Access Programme team are looking at supporting UK cyber security exports to five countries in the medium term: South Africa, Brazil, Nigeria, Indonesia, and Kenya. This process began with a market scoping report for each country, and they are now in the process of running workshops, hosted by techUK, to further develop the strategy for each market.

Some of you may have been involved in the South Africa and Brazil workshops in past months. The schedule for the Nigeria, Indonesia, and Kenya workshops is below. The workshops generally involve a briefing from UK Government leads in Post, followed by an industry and government discussion of opportunities, challenges, and what government can do to help in each market. Industry’s input is vital here, to ensure that the support government develops is directed at fixing the problems companies actually encounter when trying to do cyber security business in country.

Nigeria workshop – Thursday 17th January, 9.30-12.30; sign up here

Indonesia workshop – Monday 18th February, 9.30-12.30; sign up here

Kenya workshop – Tuesday 5th March, 9.30-12.30; sign up here

If you have an interest or experience in any of these countries, please do sign up using the links above. If you have further questions, please contact me (details below) or either Thomas.Jordan@fco.gov.uk or Edward.Weldon@fco.gov.uk.

Kind regards,

Claire

Claire Baillie | Assistant Director, Cyber Security | Defence & Security Organisation

Department for International Trade | 3 Whitehall Place |London SW1A 2AW

020 7215 5028 | 07720 212711

LAAD Defence & Security is an International Defence and Security exhibition taking place 2-5 April 2019.
It is a Bi Annual event that will be held at the RioCentro Exhibition and Convention Centre, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The UK Pavilion at LAAD 2019 will be led by CLARION Events with Support provided by DIT DSO.
LAAD 19 will be supported by the Brazilian Ministry of Defence, the Military Forces, the Brazilian Ministry of Justice and the Brazilian Public Security Structure.
In 2017, the show welcomed:
•            450 exhibitors from 37 countries
•            1 Vice President, 6 Foreign Ministers & 7 Deputy Foreign Ministers
•            183 Official Delegations from 81 countries, 445 Official Delegates
•            37,100 visitors from 109 countries
•            442 Brazilian Public Security authorities
•            296 journalists from 13 countries
The event gathers international and national companies that provide developing and cutting-edge technologies, equipment and services for the Armed Forces, Special Forces, Police Forces, Homeland Security and Security Managers integrated with large companies and critical infrastructures.
DIT DSO Support
DIT DSO will be inviting International Delegations to visit the UK zone enabling you to showcase your capabilities to a captive audience. When we have a better understanding of the exact delegates who will be in attendance we will target those most relevant to your companies’ capabilities and prospects.
The UK Pavilion
The idea is to have a central hub consisting of a DSO meeting room, with EST Product Support alongside. Around this hub CLARION will be responsible for creating and selling stand space to UK companies to create the UK Pavilion.
Our Export Support Team
 
Our Export Support Team (EST) will have a Product Display stand on the UK Pavilion to exhibit your equipment. The space offers a good opportunity to have our UK Military in uniform showcase your equipment to a wide audience from the region and beyond. The cost is £3025 + VAT (please see below for more details on how to secure a space).
Our Senior Press Officer will also be in attendance to help with any media enquires you may have during the week or to help publicise your equipment at the Event, should you wish to do so.
Booking a Place on the UK Pavilion (via CLARION)
For more information on the event and how to book a place on the UK Pavilion through CLARION Point of contact:
Alex Webb
International Sales Executive
T: +44 20 7384 8261
M: +44 7834 560 349
DIT DSO EST Product Display
1. Product on Stand
Utilising the support of DIT DSO Export Support Team (EST) companies will have the opportunity to display one small product on the DIT DSO Stand.
The cost is £3025 + VAT. The initial charge includes a brochure service. Uniformed EST personnel will be on the stand to brief visitors on your product capabilities. The cost does not include shipping which should be arranged separately; although we can offer advice. Any shipping or transportation costs incurred by EST will be billed back to the company as part of the final invoice.
2. Brochure Service
Exhibit 250 of your company brochures on the DIT DSO Stand a cost of £500 + VAT. A product on stand is not required for this service. Distributed by uniformed EST personnel in exchange for business cards, ensuring maximum exposure and the opportunity for effective follow ups. Brochures included with product on stand. Shipping not included.
Licensing
Export licensing for both sales and exhibitions remain the responsibility of the company. EST will require a copy of your export licence giving you clearance for your equipment to deploy to Brazil. Open General and Temporary Exhibitions can be obtained through the Export Control Organisation spire portal 1. This process can take around 20 days. A letter from your company authorising EST personnel to carry your equipment on your behalf may also be required. For more help with Export licensing please contact the DIT Export Control Organisation 2.
Returns are to be back NLT TBC.
All responses and queries should go to SSGT Ben Robinson direct:
 
Tel: 01980 845600
Fax: 01980 845801
As part of our on-going commitment to making UK SMEs aware of events, activities and opportunities that might encourage and facilitate overseas defence/security business, I am pleased to draw your attention to an opportunity to join the Defence Trade Office, British Embassy Washington DC for a series of briefing and networking opportunities with the US DoD’s Comparative Technology Office (CTO), including representatives from US Army, US Navy, US Air Force and US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).
 
When & Where:
 
  • Tuesday 26 March 2019 – ADS Group, Salamanca Sq, 9 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SP (cost is £95 – through DIT/DSO)
 
  • Thursday 28 March 2019 – DPRTE event at the Birmingham NEC, Hall 3a (cost is £75+VAT with discount code PARTNER19 through DPRTE/BIP Solutions website)
 
Further details are contained in the attached flyer. For more information and 1-2-1 meeting requests, please contact:
 
Antony Fletcher  E: antony.fletcher104@MOD.GOV.UK
 
Nigel Yates E: nigel.yates648@MOD.GOV.UK
Cardiff Metropolitan University have asked whether anyone on the Clusters would like to be involved in an R&D project supported by KESS2 EAST funding (funded through EU Social Fund).
KESS 2 East is the sister project of KESS 2, a major pan-Wales operation supported by European Social Funds (ESF) through the Welsh Government. KESS 2 links companies and organisations with academic expertise in the Higher Education sector in Wales to undertake collaborative research projects. A range of companies and organisations can participate, including
Micro companies, SMEs, Large companies, Third Sector and Social Enterprises.
This project is specifically designed to meet the company’s needs.
The project is then carried out by a dedicated student at MRes, MPhil or PhD level, who is supported by both the company and CardiffMET.
They are currently involved in 2 such projects (with Companies house and Ultranyx Ltd). There should be a contribution from the company (about 5K per year for 3 years). The school has offered 4 projects in this round.
They are happy to work on an exciting cyber research and development project or any related topic with partners from the cluster.
For more information contact Chami Hewage chewage@cardiffmet.ac.uk

INITIATIVES MAP LAUNCH & UPDATE ON GOVERNMENT GROWTH INITIATIVES

On November 5, techUK will be launching the newest feature of the Cyber Exchange; the Cyber Initiatives Map.
The Cyber Initiatives Map, developed in partnership with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), will be a central repository for all cyber security related opportunities and initiatives such as accelerators, incubators and venture capital funds, becoming the go-to resource for cyber companies wanting to find and access opportunities and initiatives in their region.

This free launch event will include:
  • Presentations from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on the progress of the government’s cyber growth initiatives
  • Updates on the London Office for Rapid Cyber Advancement (LORCA), Cyber 101 bootcamps and Academic Start-Up Initiative
  • A presentation from a cyber initiative

Attendees at this event will also receive guidance on how best to utilise their membership of the Cyber Exchange.

To book your place, please follow this link.

Regards,
Cyber Exchange Team

In partnership with Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) at Swansea University Welsh Government are planning a mission to the C&ESAR Conference (Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security) & Cyber Valley programme during European Cyber Week, the 19-22 November 2018.  https://www.european-cyber-week.eu/
An event we (Welsh Government) promised to support as part of the MoU we have in place with Région Bretagne / Regional Council of Brittany.
 
We propose to take an exhibition stand at the event for the Welsh SMEs to call home (similar to InfoSec) and we’ll be booking a room at the conference venue to host a series of B2B meetings for the Welsh delegation to meet with French companies.  EEN are in contact with their colleagues in France to help identify the French companies for our Welsh companies to meet. 
 
We’ll produce a printed brochure with company profiles – similar to the brochure we prepared for the Brussels mission earlier this year and EEN have website tool for the French and the Welsh companies to upload their profiles, match make and book B2B sessions.
 
Following the B2B meetings we propose to host a reception in the meeting room and invite Région Bretagne / Regional Council of Brittany representatives etc. 
 
Welsh Government will start ‘recruiting’ the SMEs and University Expertise from 1st October via the usual Expression of Interest (EOI) process – we’re hoping to attract 10 or 12.  If you can push the message out to the Clusters that would be great.
 
The cost of the above will be covered but the companies will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs but they maybe eligible for Welsh Government SCoRE Cymru funding towards their costs.  There are daily flights to Renne from Heathrow (approx. £200 return) and hotels are in the region of £125 per night.
 
Update from IP Wales:-

IP WALES REIMBURSEMENT GRANTS 
(£300 towards Cyber Essentials, £700 Cyber Essentials+, £1000 cyber breach planning)
Our grants are fully operational and also now available to any Welsh SME undertaking basic training on ‘Trade Secrets’ (either via in-house events or by watching the training video at www.ipcybersecurity.co.uk). Thus far a number of clients from Morgan&Morgan, Xcina (previously Crystal IT) and the 888 Group have all benefited from making successful applications (with a few SMEs yet to identify their cybersecurity providers).

FREE GUIDES
(available for download at www.ipcybersecurity.co.uk)
 
  • SME Guide to IP Cybersecurity
  • SMEs Outsourcing Cybersecurity Incident Response & Data Recovery Activities
  • SMEs Reporting IP Cybercrime 
  • Who is threatening SME Clients & Why?   

Two further Guides will be launched this coming Autumn:

 
 
  • IP Community Guide to Cyber Defence – working with the War Studies Dept., Kings College London & kindly supported By Jason Davies (Chair:North Wales Cybersecurity Cluster & Hashtag Marketing Ltd.) – thanks again Jason for your support with this
  • IP Community Guide to Protecting Trade Secret Data using Employment Law – authored by Alex Christen (Associate, Capital Law) & kindly assisted by Geo Lang
 

ARTICLES
 
  • The Protection of Data in our Digital Age [2017] Journal of Business Law, Volume 6, page 461 – underpins our SME Guide to IP Cybersecurity
  • Cybercrime: Welsh Initiative should be a wake up call across the UK [2018] Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys Journal, Volume 47, Number 1, page 14 –their title for our article not ours!


For more information contact:

Associate Professor Andrew Beale OBE
Director IP Wales

a.j.beale@swansea.ac.uk

Department for International Trade 
2018-2019 Confirmed TAP Programme
On behalf of techUK and in partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT), Tradefair are pleased to confirm the TAP programme for 2018-2019. With proposed UK Pavilions at each event, enquire now about the premium locations on offer!
Show Dates Location Grant Amount
GITEX Technology week 14th – 18th Oct 18  Dubai £2,500
CES 8th – 11th Jan 19 Las Vegas £2,000
ISE 5th – 8th Feb 19 Amsterdam £1,500
4YFN 25th – 27th Feb 19 Barcelona £1,500
MWC Barcelona 25th – 28th Feb 19 Barcelona £1,500
CABSAT
12th – 14th Mar 19
Dubai £2,500
NAB 8th – 11th Apr 19  Las Vegas TBC
ConnecTechAsia 18th – 20th June 19 Singapore TBC
BroadcastAsia 18th – 20th June 19 Singapore TBC
CommunicAsia 18th – 20th June 19 Singapore TBC
NXTAsia 18th – 20th June 19 Singapore TBC
How the service works
The grants are based around the Tradeshow Access Programme calendar of supported events, with an accredited Trade Challenge Partner leading the UK’s involvement at each event. Businesses usually take part as a group, led by the trade challenge partner for that trade show. If the Trade Challenge Partner is a membership based organisation, there’s no need for participants to become a member to take part in the Tradeshow Access Programme.
Eligibility
From 1 October 2017, the maximum number of grants available to individual companies will be limited to 6. Click here to find out if you are eligible for a grant.
About Tradefair
Tradefair is an event management company who specialises in promoting the British tech sector at major international events in partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT) and TechUK. We provide a service for UK start-ups and internationally respected companies to develop their business through overseas exhibitions.
During our 29 years, we have built a massive in-house knowledge of local conditions, operating requirements. Through our relationships with event organisers we are able to buy premium space and offer full logistical support including freight and travel. Our purpose is to make things as simple as possible for our clients with no unnecessary hassle, this way you get the best event and exhibition team in the business working for you. 

 

If you are interested in exporting to the USA and think that your cyber security offer could be applied to the space industry please contact The Gallifrey Group.

The Gallifrey Group is a group of UK Prime contractors and SMEs who are seeking export opportunities in the Space sector. They were brought together by the Defence and Security Organisation (DSO) in the Department of International Trade (DIT), to offer tailored opportunities in the Defence Space  sector in the USA.

An industry consultant has recently taken over the management of the group, to ensure that the prospects of all companies within the group are catered for, as DSO can only provide guidance to doing business in the US, not make commercial decisions on behalf of industry.

The Gallifrey Group want to promote themselves as a one-stop-shop for all serious Space prospects to the USA. They are currently in discussion with Academia to progress their prospects up the Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) in order to provide more developed, cutting-edge technology, to tackle the various challenges in the Space sector,
satellite technology or the prospect of future manned missions to the Moon and beyond. The University of Exeter was the first university to formally sign-up to the Gallifrey Group. They are already involved in the UK Space offer, via a proposed Space Port based in the South West, and look forward to creating student programmes, research and technology partnerships with the Gallifrey Group, including think tank sessions and hands-on engineering tasks.

The Gallifrey Group formally launched to journalists at the Farnborough International Air Show on the morning of 16th July, where they announced their immediate strategy and expressed the seriousness of the British Space offer.

For more details on how to get involved contact Craig Cabell, Senior US Desk Officer, RD1, Defence and Security Organisation, Department of International Trade, 3 Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2AW, craig.cabell@trade.gov.uk, Tel: 0207 215 8159, Mob: 07880 453938

Please note the information below from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) about the CERT-UK Network Reporting (CNR) Service which, in case you are not aware, is another free NCSC tool.

This is available for any organisation on Cyber Security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP), so unlike the Active Cyber Defence tools (which are only available for public sector bodies), the CNR service is for public & private sector bodies. NCSC promotes use of the service to CiSP members as another tool in an organisation’s defence armoury.

The CNR service scans for network abuse events on an organisation’s network, as well as vulnerable network services on an organisation’s Internet-facing services.

No infrastructure changes are required. An organisation just needs to be a member of CiSP to use the service, and then to provide its IP addresses/registered domain names, plus an up-to-date contact, which NCSC will send reports to, if we see any network abuse events or vulnerable network services on the organisation’s network.

An organisation can cease using the service at any time; however, we encourage CiSP members to use the service to help strengthen the overall cyber resilience of UK networks.

Information provided by Anna Lewis, Cyber Resilience Manager, Welsh Government, 0300 025 1948

Two pieces of GDPR guidance for cyber security professionals that have been published on the NCSC website:

1. Information page: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what it means for cyber security. www.ncsc.gov.uk/GDPR

2. Guidance: A set of technical security outcomes considered to represent appropriate measures under the GDPR. Developed jointly by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and NCSC. www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/gdpr-security-outcomes

Many thanks and kind regards,

Eva Ignatuschtschenko
Policy Lead – Behaviour Change
Cyber Security Incentives & Regulation, DCMS

The NCSC has published new “Phishing Attacks: Defending Your Organisation” guidance today help organisations consider their approach to email phishing attacks.
You can read the full guidance here and our public blog from Emma W here​
It’s worth taking a look, as it’s a stepchange in our guidance on tackling phishing.  As part of this we’re suggesting that training staff in your organisation isn’t enough – there needs to be a multi-layered defence built in beyond relying on end user awareness and behaviour.
In particular, you’ll spot that we’re stepping back from recommending some of the off-the-shelf phishing click training packages. They’re expensive and not always effective. The new guidance has details on what to suggest to customers instead.
There are a few opportunities that have been expected in 2018 from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in the cyber domain.
The CAF are in the process of looking into and upgrading its cyber posture.
There are RFIs, these are to  inform industry and to seek input on the possible procurement and costing for the Defensive Cyber Operations – Decision Support Project (DCO-DS) and the Cyber Security Awareness Project (CSA). As the projects are closely linked, until further notice, they are under this single RFI and solicitation number.
The following 2 Request for Information have been released:
1.      Cyber Defensive Operations Project
2.      Cyber Security Awareness Project.
There are four more proposed RFI’s to come (tbc).
DIT Canada have very good links into the Cyber Force Development team, if you have any queries that we could help on please do get in contact with philip.heald@trade.gsi.gov.uk and Debbie.Goodleff@fco.gov.uk.
DIT Cyber Exports Team.

BCS are searching for a number of subject matter experts with a breadth of industry knowledge and experience to assist us in the development of Exam Banks and End-Point-Assessment model for the following Digital Industry Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standards over the forthcoming months.

Your role as a subject matter expert on the development panel would include the following:

  • Cyber Security Technologist and Risk Analyst pathways
  • Providing industry expertise and knowledge
  • Creating a bank of questions (items) for each knowledge module
  • Tailoring our end-point-assessment model to the Standard, including developing a Grading Framework
  • Building a bank of synoptic projects for the end-point-assessment
  • Creating or reviewing courseware

Our aim is to develop a valid, fair and reliable assessment that meets the knowledge, skills and behaviours defined in the standard which are documented in the Occupational Briefs located here: https://www.thetechpartnership.com/standards-and-quality/trailblazer-apprenticeships/available-now/

If you are interested in being involved in this opportunity, helping people embark on their career in IT, please contact us.

Please email product.development@bcs.uk with an expression of interest and a copy of your current CV.

Information provided by Stuart Lewis, Head of Cyber Security, University of South Wales

ARCHIVED OPPORTUNITIES

Good afternoon!

Here are some opportunities you might be interested in.

Digital Innovation Hubs – FED4SAE: Boosting development and adoption of cyber physical systems

Opportunity closes on 5th March

  • Digital Catapult is the UK hub for FED4SAE, that is part of a network of innovation hubs across Europe that boost and sustain the digitisation of the European industry by strengthening competitiveness in cyber physical systems (CPS), those that integrate physical and computer based processes, and embedded system markets
  • FED4SAE is funded by the EU as part of its Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. It supports startups, scaleups and mid-cap companies to:
    • Build new products and services enabled by CPS
    • Establish innovator-supplier cross-border partnerships
  • Get up to €60K funding, access to industrial platforms and business coaching.
  • Open date: Dec 04, 2018
  • Close date: Mar 05, 2019
  • Read more here

 

AFCEA UK West Chapter

The next Chapter monthly meeting is on Thursday 14th March at Brickhampton Golf Club.

We are most fortunate that Jacqui Chard – NCSC Deputy Director for Defence and National Security has kindly offered to speak at the meeting.

Please be aware that this is Cheltenham Gold Cup day so accommodation will be at a premium if staying over.

Details will also be updated at the AFCEA website;  www.afcea.org.uk

Automotive cyber security sector offer

The Cyber Security Export Strategy commits DIT to focusing on exports in a range of sectors, from financial services through to automotive. As part of this we are developing new marketing material to support sector engagements and the first to be produced is an automotive sector brochure (attached). Designed in consultation with the Cyber Security Export Working Group the two-page brochure is designed to give potential buyers a quick overview of what the challenge is and why the UK could be the solution. Most recently we ran an automotive focused trade mission to Japan and will be working up options for more activity focused on this sector.

These brochures will be used to support sector-specific trade missions and other engagements and will be updated over time. We plan to roll them out to the six sectors identified in the Cyber Security Export Strategy over the coming months.

Tech Nation Cyber

Tech Nation Cyber is a national scale-up programme for the cyber security sector, aimed at ambitious tech companies ready for growth at home and abroad. Offering peer-to-peer learning, masterclasses led by expert scale coaches, meetups, and an international trip, the programme will provide cyber security scale-ups with invaluable skills, a powerful network – including peers, investors and potential clients – and the ability to implement changes to help their companies grow.

Tech Nation Cyber is seeking applications from fast-growth UK start-ups with seed to Series A funding, or £500,000 revenue, and 10+ employees, to join its growth programme, led by the UK’s most notable founders, CISOs and investors.

Forthcoming DIT events

A range of activity is planned for the coming months, with upcoming missions to Brazil and Madrid planned and others in the pipeline. We will be hosting delegations on the DIT pavilions at RSA in San Francisco in March and GISEC in Dubai in April, alongside other activity in the margins. We also expect to host some foreign governments and buyers with an interest in UK commercial cyber security capabilities shortly, and further information on this will follow in the coming weeks.

Wider DIT events can be found here, alongside details for DIT ministers’ travel.

Financial support for exports

We recognise that finance for exporting can sometimes be difficult. UK Export Finance is the UK’s Export Credit Agency and a Government Department, with nearly 100 years’ experience in helping buyers globally to purchase goods and/or services from the UK. The UK Government has an ambition that no viable trade with the UK should fail for lack of finance or insurance. UKEF help ensure that purchases of capital goods and/or services from the UK are supported with attractive financing terms. This support is predominantly through the provision of guarantees that facilitate loans to overseas buyers to purchase supplies from UK exporters as part of an overall contract package. UKEF guarantees (typically 100% and unconditional) commit the full faith and credit of the UK Government and can support exports for any size of company and across all sectors, from capital goods to services and intangibles such as intellectual property or licenses.

For further information please contact: customer.service@ukexportfinance.gov.uk

great.gov.uk

As part of the government’s efforts to support UK exporters through digital tools, a cyber security sector page has launched online. Part of the great.gov.uk website, it showcases UK cyber security firms to potential overseas buyers, as well as providing information and guidance to UK firms at all stages of their exporting journey. We would encourage all UK cyber security businesses to register on it.

Alongside this UK companies can register their business on the Cyber Exchange directory.

Developing digital roads and improving air quality (feasibility study and development or pilot, 2 phases): SBRI competition

  • Highways England is funding 2 parallel competitions for solutions and ideas designed for use on UK roads. This competition is for unproven feasibility projects (low TRL).
  • Competition opens: Monday 11 February 2019
  • Registration closes: Wednesday 1 May 2019 12:00pm
  • Read more here

 

North East IoT challenge – Things Connected

  • Things Connected North East consists of free-to-use LoRaWAN and Sigfox gateways deployed across North East and Tees Valley for the use of testing, experimentation, demonstration and piloting of IoT products and services.
  • Why you should get involved?: This is a unique opportunity for startups and scaleups to solve real life challenges whilst developing revenue-generating products and services.
  • Who should apply?: Startups and scaleups who have an interest in developing their business technically and commercially through IoT technology and exposure to real-life challenges set by public and corporate partners.
  • Open date: Mar 22, 2018
  • Close date: Mar 30, 2019
  • Read more here

 

Police custody welfare, remote screening and monitoring system: SBRI competition

  • Organisations can apply for a share of £150,000, including VAT, to develop an integrated remote monitoring and screening solution for the care of people in custody
  • Police Scotland is seeking an integrated technological solution that can remotely monitor individuals and provide an early warning and intervention alert system. This should improve custody health and welfare outcomes.
  • The solution will ideally have: 1) a biometric capability to allow healthcare professionals to carry out remote consultations; 2) The ability to indicate whether any potential internal concealment presents a clinical risk
  • Deadline: Wednesday 20th March 2019, 12.00pm
  • Read more here. 

 

Government Office for Science – UK IC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Programme

The Government Office for Science offers UK Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowships to outstanding early career science or engineering researchers. These fellowships are designed to promote unclassified basic research in areas of interest to the intelligence, security and defence communities. The Centre for Protection of National Infrastructure, Department for Transport, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Home Office, and the National Cyber Security Centre are among the organisations represented in the programme.  Closing date is Monday 1 April and further information can be found here.

Latin America and the Caribbean UK Roadshow

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Pegasus Business Park, East Midlands Airport DE74 2TZ
Date: 26 March 2019

Attend this free event for experienced UK exporters and gain a unique insight into business opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is delighted to invite you to attend the East Midlands leg of this year’s Latin America and the Caribbean UK Roadshow as it makes its way across the UK during 25-29 March 2019.

By attending, you will hear from senior Latin America and Caribbean experts who will be showcasing the very latest business opportunities in these vibrant markets. Companies will also benefit from dedicated 1-2-1 meetings to obtain up-to-date information on opportunities within their specific industry.

The roadshow will look at opportunities in the following markets:

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Caribbean
  • Central America
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Peru
  • Mexico

Why attend?

The Latin America and Caribbean region is home to over 650 million people where growing economies are demanding ever-higher quality products and services. British companies have seen their business expand in the region in recent years and we fully expect this growth to continue. Political change in the region means that Latin America and the Caribbean is more open to UK business than ever.

There are particularly strong opportunities in:

•  Education
•  Financial Services
•  Food & Drink
•  Healthcare
•  Infrastructure
•  Marine
•  Mining
•  Oil & Gas
•  Renewables
•  Security

Registration:

See here for details on how you can attend. Please note, places are free but limited and the registration deadline is February 28th, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

For any other enquiries contact DITEvents@brayleino.co.uk or call 0117 906 4574.

Iraq: New Land of Opportunity? Meet the British Ambassador

18 March | 09:00-13:00 | iCentrum, Birmingham

You are invited to join Mr Jon Wilks, CMG, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq, and his Department for International Trade colleagues to explore the opportunities for business in this market… 

This is an exciting time for doing business in Iraq. Perceptions of the country are dominated by conflict and security concerns. But look deeper: Daesh has been territorially defeated and the security situation is stabilising. Exports of goods and services from the UK are increasing (reaching £0.5bn in 2017). So the opportunity is there for UK firms to get into this market early – not least through UK Export Finance which has been offering support in the market since 2017 and recently completed £1bn of business, with more will follow.

To reflect the close ties between the UK and Iraq, our Embassy in Baghdad has been working with the new Iraqi government to boost our economic partnership. Priorities for the next 4 years have been identified in the following sectors:

  • oil & gas
  • power
  • infrastructure
  • security & defence
  • healthcare and life sciences
  • education
  • financial & business services
  • technology
  • retail
  • agriculture

The international community is also increasing its activity in Iraq, which is creating opportunities for aid-funded business. And donors are moving into the economic space to create the conditions to stimulate the private sector and improve the ease of doing business.

So whilst Iraq is still a challenging business environment, the opportunities are there and the British Embassy and DIT Iraq are on hand to help. Come along to our event on 18 March and hear from the Ambassador and his team direct.

Agenda: 

09:00-09:30 – Registration and refreshments
09:30-09:35 – Welcome from DIT Midlands Engine
09:35-09:55 – Business environment in Iraq – Mr Jon Wilks CMG Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Iraq
09:55-10:15 – Doing business in Iraq – DIT Iraq
10:15-10:30 – HE links between UK & Iraq: Prof Colin Raban
10:30-10:45 – Company case-study
10:45-11:05 – Refreshment break
11:05-12:05 – Panel discussion / Q & A
12:05-13:00 – Networking lunch

Register today to secure your free ticket. 

Co-Investing in Business R&D and Innovation for Sustainable Growth

Innovation is essential to the success of any business. This FREE breakfast event will help you:

*Find out how innovation can help your business grow
*Access Welsh Government support through our SMARTCymru programme
*Meet the team who will talk you through the application process
*Hear from other businesses who have benefited from our Innovation support

Register for the event here

SMARTCymru Business Innovation is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund. It offers financial support to Welsh businesses to help them develop, implement and commercialise new products, processes and services. The programme will co-invest in projects to help create, and build on, the capacity and capability of Welsh businesses to innovate.

Tuesday 5th March 2019 – 07:30 – 09:30
Atrium Suite, Redwither Tower, Wrexham Industrial Estate, Wrexham LL13 9XT

Event details

Location: Exeter Science Park, 6 Babbage Way, Clyst Honiton, Exeter EX5 2FN

Date: 15 March 2019

Time: 08:30 – 17:30

Cyber 101: Business skills Bootcamps for cyber security startups and scaleups.

Digital Catapult wants to hear from cyber security companies that are interested in receiving mentorship, raising capital and accessing a wider network of public and private customers.

Successful applicants will receive tailored advice on a diverse range of topics linked to establishing and growing a successful cyber security business.

Background Cyber 101 is a national programme running from January 2017 – March 2021 as part of DCMS funded activity to grow the UK’s cyber security sector and the capability of cyber security startups and scaleups.

An intensive one-day Bootcamp: You’ll receive tutoring and tailored advice from industry experts on how to develop and scale up your cyber business.

Who should attend? Whether you are an established startup looking to refine your business proposition or a mature company seeking feedback and advice on your business, you are welcome to take a part in Cyber 101 Bootcamp.

We are interested in hearing from cyber security companies operating across all UK sectors with existing product or service offerings.

Why attend? Successful applicants will be invited to an intensive one-day workshop which is designed to help support cyber security enterprises hone their business skills in an open innovation environment. Topics will be followed by 1-to-1 mentoring sessions with the presenter, allowing startups and scaleups to build close connections with their peers as well as the mentors.

As an attendee, you will get a chance to:

* Receive tutoring and tailored expert advice on different topics. Topics include; development of an effective value proposition, market validation, sales and marketing techniques, international expansion, finance and capital and business models.
* Build new relationships with customers, partners and peers.

Furthermore, selected companies that successfully complete the workshop will be shortlisted for an annual Demo Day, which will provide a direct opportunity to pitch to potential customers and investors.

Dates, times and locations Submit your application to Cyber 101 by clicking Apply Now.

Places will be allocated to those with the most appropriate needs, expertise, services and products in line with the Open Call.

We aim to respond to all applications within 7 days of the call closing. However we will review applications on receipt and may allocate places before the closing date.

Successful applicants will be invited to a brief telephone interview to judge suitability. Please be advised that experts from the Cyber 101 team will assess applications using 3 criteria: fit to Cyber 101 requirements, domain expertise, and maturity. Assessment is based on application content only.

Apply now at: https://salesforceadmin1.typeform.com/to/XcvOzq?type=Bootcamp&subtitle=Business%20Skills&date=15%20March%202019%20(08:30%20-%2017:30)

The UK’s first national scaleup programme for the cyber security sector, Tech Nation Cyber is aimed at ambitious tech companies ready for growth, at home and abroad.

Offering peer-to-peer learning, masterclasses led by expert scale coaches, meetups and an international trip organised in conjunction with the Department of International Trade (DIT), the programme will provide cyber security scaleups with invaluable skills, a powerful network – including peers, investors and potential clients – and the ability to implement changes to help their companies grow.

It’s free to join, and we don’t take an equity stake in your business.

The Cyber programme will also engage investors, academia and industry on a wider scale, through mentoring, market reports, events and thought leadership pieces, including Tech Nation’s Cyber Collaboration Toolkit.

How does the programme work?

Cyber is a six-month, non-residential programme to accelerate ambitious UK scaleups. From online training and phishing prevention, to honeypots and deception security, we’re looking for the most innovative companies operating in cyber security.

To apply for the programme, your business must:

Be headquartered in the UK
10+ employees
Seed funding at minimum (or, if bootstrapped, £500,000+ in revenue)
Ambitions to grow, expand and be industry leaders

We’ll select 20 companies to join our very first Tech Nation Cyber cohort in 2019. You can apply for Cyber here.

Applications open on 6th February 2019 and close on 4th March 2019 – https://technation.io/programmes/cyber-security

Good afternoon
 
Here are some opportunities you might be interested in.

Cyber Programme at Tech Nation


Tech Nation has launched its first scaling programme for cyber companies. Tech Nation Cyber is seeking applications from fast-growth UK startups with seed to Series A funding, or £500,000 revenue, and 10+ employees, to join its growth programme, led by the UK’s most notable founders, CISOs and investors.
 
Find out more and apply now: https://technation.io/programmes/cyber-security/

Cyber Resilience – Launch workshop

Defence Academy, Shrivenham,
26th March 2019
 
IAAC is pleased to announce its first new research programme of the year on Cyber Resilience. The launch of the programme will be through a workshop to be held on Tuesday 26th March, kindly hosted by Cranfield University at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, Swindon SN6 8LA. The workshop will start at 1100 and finish at 1500. If you would like to attend, please book your place with Maxine at info@iaac.org.uk. Bookings are open from now up until noon on Tuesday 19th March.
 
Further details of the event are as follows. The workshop will explore international aspects of cyber resilience, and their relationship to national and regional resilience. This particular workshop forms part of the international cyber policy programme for the FCO/Chevening fellows from the western Balkans and India. We will be joined by 13 senior individuals from those countries, giving us a unique opportunity to explore cyber resilience challenges from diverse perspectives. This should offer insight into resilience issues in international supply chains, and the development of policy and consensus in this context.
 
IAAC has put an experienced team together with a mix of cyber, resilience, policy and legal expertise, who will facilitate the workshop. The event will be formed of panels, discussion and breakout activity. More details will follow based on a preliminary workshop being held by IAAC for facilitators in February.
 
This is the first workshop of several that will be run around the country, each taking a specific theme identified as part of a systematic approach to researching cyber resilience. The workshop after the Defence Academy, is likely to be in Manchester examining forms of compliance in cyber resilience.
 

Living in the Internet of Things: Realising the socioeconomic benefits of an interconnected world

1-2 May 2019. IET London: Savoy Place

www.theiet.org/living-iot 

The Internet of things (IoT) is the inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as “connected devices” and “smart devices”), buildings, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to collect and exchange data. The conference will provide insight into how society can benefit from the power of interconnected devices (the IoT) while remaining safe, secure and resilient.
 
The event programme incorporates keynote plenary talks, interactive panel discussions, technical paper presentations, poster displays and industry exhibition.
 
Attend Living in the IoT to gain invaluable insight into how society can benefit from the power of interconnected devices and industry improve efficiency whilst every domain remains safe, secure and resilient.
 

AFCEA UK West Chapter


The next Chapter monthly meeting is on Thursday 14th February at Brickhampton Golf Club. 
 
You may be aware this happens to be Valentine’s evening. As an incentive to encourage attendance, the President has kindly offered a reduced rate of £12.50 for partners to join us.
 
The presentation for the evening will be from  Nick Drage (Director, Path Dependence Ltd)
 
“What can the cyber security industry learn from other occupations?”
 
For more details and booking: www.afcea.org.uk
 

Security and Policing

5-7 March, Farnborough

JSaRC will be hosting Security and Policing 2019 in Farnborough, and for the first time in its history, the event will be attended by the Home Secretary alongside the Minister for Security and Economic Crime. Here are some of the upcoming highlights of the show:

  • 3 Live Immersive Features are included in this year’s show.  Follow the links below for more information:
  • Market Place – brand new to Security & Policing 2019 is the opportunity for visitors to learn about all the best and emerging ideas and capabilities in our Market Place feature. A dedicated area, running all 3 days of the show, the Market Place is a hub for new innovations where exhibitors pitch five-minute presentations in the following four categories: Pitches, Prize, Prospects and Products. Further information can be found here.
  • Interview with the Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP – read the Farnborough International News Interview with the Minister for Security and Economic Crime, the Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP here 
  • Live Demonstration Arena –  Partner organisations will showcase techniques, skills and approaches across a range of Critical Incident Response Scenarios. Live demonstrations will be on show from British Transport Police and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) as well as an an exciting and diverse range of new products from participating exhibitors.
  • The ADS Security Innovation Award recognises the innovative capabilities and services developed by exhibitors at Security and Policing. Click here for further information and entry details
  • Exhibitor opportunities – there is still time to get involved and book stand space.  More information is available here
  • Visitor registration – Security and Policing is a closed event.  Full details on how to register to visit can be found here

 

Trade Mission to Indonesia and Vietnam

for West Midlands Companies

The UK-ASEAN Business Council (UKABC) in cooperation with the Department for International Trade (DIT) and Midlands Engine are running this multi-sector trade mission to Indonesia and Vietnam during March 2019. If you are a forward-thinking company with an international focus, this is an amazing opportunity to grow your business on a global scale, secure new orders and make new contacts.

About Indonesia:
Indonesia is the powerhouse economy of Southeast Aisa. Currently the 16th largest economy in the world it is projected to be the 4th largest economy in the world by 2050.

With a population of over 260 million and a GDP growth of 5.3% (2018 second quarter), Indonesia’s macroeconomic fundamentals are sound and have been strengthening as the government continues to implement critical structural reforms. Indonesia is working hard to attract international investment highlighted by their impressive rise up the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index from 114th in 2014 to 72nd in 2017.

About Vietnam:
Vietnam has one of the fastest growing, most vibrant economies in Asia. According to the Asian Development Bank, Vietnam is one of the fastest growing economies in the world with an expected growth rate of 7.1% in 2018. Currently, 70% of the population is under 35 years of age, with a life expectancy of close to 73 years. By 2050, Vietnam’s population is expected to reach 120 million.

Vietnam is enjoying increased integration through free trade agreements and business-friendly policy reforms. With an increasingly educated workforce and a growing middle class, Vietnam has positioned itself to be a significant part of the global supply chain and a vibrant economic hub to do business with Southeast Asia.
 
Benefits of joining this market visit:
• Meet key contacts for customised advice and help to maximise business
• Explore and understand commercial opportunities
• Establish and develop in-market networks
• Receive the latest policy, industry and project updates
• Understand the latest trends, developments and opportunities
• Sector briefings and advice on doing business in Indonesia and Vietnam
• Opportunity to meet with relevant government officials and key business contacts
• Eligible SMEs could qualify for a financial support package (eligibility criteria apply)
• In-market support from UKABC, DIT and the British Chambers of Commerce based in the market
• Bespoke meetings with a minimum of 8 potential distributors or partners within your sector
• Assistance with discounted flights and accommodation.
 
Costs:
The package cost is £3000 per company and eligible delegates will be able to claim £1,095 in Midlands Engine funding.

Registration:
For further information on how to join this visit, contact Paul North of the UK-ASEAN Business Council at: paul.north@ukabc.org.uk.
Please note: only Midlands based companies in the UK are applicable for joining this trade mission.
For any other enquiries contact the Department for International Trade West Midlands at info@tradeWM.co.uk or call 0345 222 0159.

In the last day, 2 new digital specialists opportunities were published on the Digital Marketplace. View and apply for these opportunities:

Digital Transformation Lead – IM&T
Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board
Wales
Closing Thursday 14 February 2019
https://www.digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk/digital-outcomes-and-specialists/opportunities/9007?utm_id=20190208

To develop, produce and maintain a website relating to a scheme run by Reading Borough Council
Reading Borough Council
Offsite
Closing Thursday 14 February 2019
https://www.digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk/digital-outcomes-and-specialists/opportunities/9001?utm_id=20190208

Thanks,
The Digital Marketplace team

CRISP Call Alert for demonstrators addressing cyber security challenges in the Internet of Things.

Funding
Budget:£6m
Project Size:£2.5m – £4m
Duration (Months):18-24

Industrial Research
Intervention: (Small) 70%
Intervention: (Medium) 60%
Intervention: (Large) 50%
Intervention: (Research Org.) 100%

Experimental Development
Intervention: (Small) 45%
Intervention: (Medium) 35%
Intervention: (Large) 25%
Intervention: (Research Org.) 100%

Aim:
solve major industry-focused cyber security-related challenges in the Internet of Things
transfer world-leading knowledge from the UK research base to UK industry
develop new products or services and intellectual properties
address technology, societal and business challenges

Dates
18/02/19 Open
26/02/19 London briefing event
27/02/19 Manchester briefing event
28/02/19 Edinburgh briefing event
05/03/19 Cardiff briefing event
07/03/19 Belfast briefing event
01/05/19 12:00pm Closes
01/07/19 to 5/07/19: interviews
12/07/19 Applicants notified

Find out about degree apprenticeships and work based learning programmes in Computer Science, Management and Engineering and how Swansea University will be working to deliver these programmes.

Degree Apprenticeships and work-based learning programmes are a partnership between employers and providers. They aim to give people the opportunity to gain a degree while in full time employment.

The programmes offer a pathway to a recognised qualification and professional competence combined with practical on-the-job experience, offering the opportunity to Earn While You Learn.

To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/swansea-university-linc-degree-apprenticeships-and-work-based-learning-breakfast-tickets-55016863921

CYBERSEC Brussels Leaders’ Foresight is an exclusive, high-level meeting that aims to discuss the activities to enhance European cybersecurity preparedness and foster a competitive IT industry.

The central topics of the discussions will be based on the recommendations and key takeaways discussed during the 4th European Cybersecurity Forum – CYBERSEC that took place in Kraków, on 8-9 October 2018. The topics will refer to the cyberthreat landscape and its constantly evolving challenges, that in order to ensure the safe digital future, must be assessed by the stakeholders on a regular basis.

Conference Venue: Microsoft Executive Briefing Center, Rue Montoyer 51, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium

To register go to: https://cybersecforum.eu/en/brussels/

Good afternoon!

Here are some opportunities you may be interested in.

CyberUK 2019

The NCSC is delighted to be bringing CYBERUK 2019 to Glasgow, a thriving digital hub and one of the UK’s first 5G cities. The NCSC will present a programme of compelling, interactive and inspiring sessions from Scotland’s largest exhibition venue, the Scottish Event Campus.

Held over two days, CYBERUK 2019 will be attended by more than 2,000 delegates, integrating senior cyber security leaders with professionals, strengthening the cyber security community. As the authoritative event for the UK’s cyber security community, CYBERUK 2019 will offer delegates the opportunity to learn about the Government’s plans for making the UK more cyber resilient and for the whole cyber security community to meet, discuss business needs, review the changing threat landscape and clarify their responsibilities. The event will feature world-class speakers, and content with plenty of opportunities for interaction and networking between the public and private sectors.

How to register:

Please visit www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberuk for more information and to register to attend CYBERUK 2019. We expect delegate places to fill up fast, so to avoid disappointment please register for a place as soon as possible.
Please note: all registrations are subject to approval by the NCSC.

Note from UKCSF – there has been an SME rate on previous years which was about 50% the usual rate but it was not advertised and companies were only told about it when they asked – so it is worth asking! The cost of an exhibition stand only includes entry for 1 person and they cannot attend the talks – you have to pay an additional £300 if that person wants to attend the talks.  However, last year, the talks were all broadcast in the exhibition hall so you may not need to pay to attend.

Sponsorship opportunities:

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at CYBERUK 2019, please contact Holly Allen, Sponsorship and Exhibition Manager on:
0117 906 4554
cyberuk-sponsorship@brayleino.co.uk

Digital Access Programme Workshops: Nigeria, Indonesia, Kenya

The Foreign Office’s Digital Access Programme team are looking at supporting UK cyber security exports to five countries in the medium term: South Africa, Brazil, Nigeria, Indonesia, and Kenya. This process began with a market scoping report for each country, and they are now in the process of running workshops, hosted by techUK, to further develop the strategy for each market.

Some of you may have been involved in the South Africa and Brazil workshops in past months. The schedule for the Nigeria, Indonesia, and Kenya workshops is below. The workshops generally involve a briefing from UK Government leads in Post, followed by an industry and government discussion of opportunities, challenges, and what government can do to help in each market. Industry’s input is vital here, to ensure that the support government develops is directed at fixing the problems companies actually encounter when trying to do cyber security business in country.

Nigeria workshop – Thursday 17th January, 9.30-12.30; sign up here

Indonesia workshop – Monday 18th February, 9.30-12.30; sign up here

Kenya workshop – Tuesday 5th March, 9.30-12.30; sign up here

If you have an interest or experience in any of these countries, please do sign up using the links above. If you have further questions, please contact me (details below) or either Thomas.Jordan@fco.gov.uk or Edward.Weldon@fco.gov.uk.

Meet the Buyer: Defence, Security and Cyber

13 February | 09:00-17:00 | The MTC, Coventry

Bringing together the best of Midlands businesses with high profile buyers in the Defence, Security and Cyber sectors from across Central Europe.

This free Midlands Engine Meet the Buyer event will provide a dynamic and lucrative business environment carefully tailored to create, encourage and facilitate synergies in a series of 1:1 meetings with validated buyers to help you build key relationships which may result in you securing new business.

It also provides a chance to discover future opportunities in a range of Central European markets by attending workshops covering market trends, tailored support and how to take advantage of future opportunities.

This unique opportunity presents you with the chance to:

  • Pre-book meetings – request meetings with targeted buyers and expert advisers from our global network
  • Join workshops – designed to help you identify current and future opportunities for your business within Central Europe and beyond
  • Network – meet a host of key buyers, like-minded companies, local advisers and Defence and Security Organisation (DSO)

Next steps:

  1. Review buyer listings and decide who you would like to meet
  2. Register your interest in attending (we recommend providing as much detail as possible as this will be issued to buyers to support them in selecting which companies best match their buying requirements)
  3. During the registration process please select which buyers you would like to request to meet
  4. We will contact you and advise which of your meetings have been confirmed along with a schedule for the day
  5. We will issue you with final confirmation which will include further information on workshops and additional opportunities

Click here to register today

In the last day, 1 new digital specialists opportunity was published on the Digital Marketplace. View and apply for this opportunity:

Careers Wales website – Enterprise Architect
Careers Wales
Wales
Closing Thursday 17 January 2019


https://www.digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk/digital-outcomes-and-specialists/opportunities/8708?utm_id=20190111

Good afternoon!

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas.

AFCEA UK West Chapter – January 2019 Meeting

The next Chapter monthly meeting is on Thursday 10th January at Brickhampton Golf Club. The presentation for the evening will be from  Andy Powell (CISO, A.P. Møller-Mærsk A/S)

Maersk – Collateral victims of a state-sponsored Cyber Weapon: Implementing the Lessons from a Cyber Attack

For more details and to register to attend www.afcea.org.uk

Seeking a Business Partner

One of our new members who works in FinTech is looking for a co-founder / ‘gig economy’ partner to work on mitigating cyber risk of digital asset exchanges.  He has >20 years developing and delivering FinTech (e.g. blockchain, cyber, analytics) with Bitfury, Deutsche Bank, Sovereign Capital, Deloitte and you can see his LinkedIn profile here:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-cayzer

If you are interested in discussing further please contact richard.cayzer@dltrisk.com  +44 7891 693 735

Cyber security in the Spanish banking sector – mission to Madrid, 21 March 2019

The British Embassy in Madrid are hosting a cyber security mission offering an opportunity to present to and have 1:1 meetings with the CISOs of four of Spain’s largest banks. This event will be held on 21st March 2019.

To register for the event, please complete the attached application form and send to Fernando and Isaac (cced) by 15th February 2019. Please also contact Fernando and Isaac with any questions.

Banks involved:
Santander is the biggest banking group in Spain and second in Europe after HSBC in terms of market capitalisation and net income (£77bn and £6.5bn respectively in 2018). Santander also has a significant footprint in the UK (14 million customers, 20,000 employees and 860 branches, and contributing 16% of the Group profits).

BBVA Spain’s second largest bank, and a fintech leader in its own right, BBVA has a market value of £41bn and generated £3.8bn net income in 2017. In the UK, they focus on corporate and investment banking  mainly, with over 200 staff in their Canary Wharf HQ, and in commercial banking via their stake in digital bank Atom.

CaixaBank  Third in size, CaixaBank had a market value of £23bn and raised £1.6bn net in 2017. Their main market is the Iberian Peninsula (via BPI in Portugal). In the UK, they have an international branch that offers
financing and other banking services to companies with interests in either market.

Sabadell market capitalisation and net income values were £10bn and £801m (2017). They entered the UK financial market through acquisition of TSB Bank from Lloyds in 2015. Currently they operate 537 branches in the UK with 8,000 staff and 5 million customers, representing c.25% of its global lending power. Sabadell is the fourth largest bank in Spain.

Cybersecurity in the Spanish financial sector
According to official sources, Spain receives the highest number of cyberattacks after the US and the UK (no less than 120,000 in 2017). Many of those aim at the financial institutions as their primary target. Banking scams, card-related cybercrime and phishing account for the most recurrent incidents reported by the public, but banks themselves are also in the spotlight for risks linked to online fraud, identity theft and reputational damage.

Spanish banks are of interest not only because of their size (the biggest of which is included in the list of global systemically important banks [G-SIBs] by the FSB) but also because of their presence in the UK. Santander is widely regarded a High Street brand, and Sabadell bought TSB from Lloyds in 2015.

The mission
It will consist of a series of presentations to set the scene that will be delivered by all 4 banks participating.
1-to-1 meetings will be held subsequently with the UK companies selected by the banks.

1-to-1 meetings eligibility criteria
In order to ensure the mission is as focused as possible, all UK companies are required to fill out a questionnaire for evaluation by the Spanish banks.  Only those selected by them as potentially interesting will be invited to participate in the mission. We are looking at no more than 10 participants.

Date & Time:
20-21 March 2019
9:00 – 12:30 (exact times tbc)

Location: British Embassy Madrid Cost: £600 (plus VAT)

Further information:
Please contact Fernando Pons or Isaac Morillas at:

fernando.pons@fco.gov.uk
isaac.morillas@fco.gov.uk

Tel.+34917146337/8

Please email me (info@ukcybersecurityforum.com) if you would like the application form emailed to you.  If interested in being considered, please send the questionnaire attached to the above emails no later than 15 February 2019.

IISP State of the Profession survey

The IISP runs an annual survey on the State of the Profession. It doesn’t take long to complete and can be accessed via this link  The Cyber Security Profession 2018 and 2019.   Please do complete it if you can!

Outsource and diversity

Outsource is a “cyber workforce solutions provider” and ran an event with NCSC to focus on diversity in the sector.  They host regular D&I events, where they focus not only on diversity in its broadest sense, recognising gender diversity, but also inviting discussions around the older workforce, BAME candidates, returners, military veterans, neurodiversity and disabled workers and LGBT. A write up summarising the key points of their most recent NCSC event is here An overview of our D&I event with the  videos including the 3 TED Talks can be found here – Outsource D&I event with NCSC

We have been working with the European Space Agency to organise an event on 13thFebruary at Principality Stadium Cardiff to launch their business applications programme in Wales.

The initiative provides funding to businesses to commercialise space technology.

The event will highlight the cyber open tender as well as other ESA funding coming out next year which may be of interest to you.

This free event will be open for registration in early January and spaces will be on a first come basis.

The ESA would like to offer Cyber Wales members the opportunity to register before the general release. For Further information and to register for a place, please click on the link below. You will need to use the password ESABASW.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/growing-space-in-wales-introduction-to-the-european-space-agency-business-applications-uk-regional-tickets-53436891180

You are invited to join our NHS Digital Data Security Centre team for a market engagement day.  At our October event, we briefed you on our approach to the perimeter security project initiation.  After reviewing the feedback, we have carried out detailed scoping, requirements and design principles and we would like to present our findings.

Date: Thursday 10 January 2019,10am to 11am, followed by 1-2-1s with
identified suppliers (12pm – 4pm)
Venue: MSE Meeting rooms, 103A Oxford Street, Soho, London, W1D 2HG

The event will comprise of a one-hour interactive briefing, (where we will walk you through the briefing pack slides and you will have the opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions), followed by 1-2-1 sessions with a smaller number of suppliers.

The briefing session is open to all suppliers however, to request a 1-2-1 session, suppliers are required to download the briefing pack and complete a small number of qualifying questions – please see links below.

The deadline for the questions to be submitted is midnight on Wednesday 12 December 2018.  Responses will be reviewed and the suppliers that meet the criteria will receive an invite and a further vendor briefing pack.  This pack contains additional questions to be discussed during your slot.

Registration for the event can be found here.

Further information about the event and to download the briefing pack can be foundhere.

Registration for the 1-2-1 sessions (i.e. the qualifying questions) can be found here.

Our industry engagement events are open to all digital suppliers including non-techUK members.  However, please note we reserve the right to limit attendance to two delegates per organisation, to record the event for future use, to publish attendee lists and use your email for follow up evaluation.

The Innovation and Partnerships team
NHS Digital
techUK

enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk

As the New Year approaches, why not take time out to reflect on what has gone well in 2018? Consider the lessons you’ve learnt and explore what actions you or your business need to take to make 2019 even more successful.

To kick-start your forward planning, join us for a full-day of thought-provoking talks, interactive sessions, lively discussions, hands-on demos and evidence-based insights into how emerging technologies are already impacting you, your business, your industry and your supply chain. In addition, let us help you to explore how emerging tech is going to continue to impact on you and your business in the future.

Whether you work in energy, engineering, manufacturing or technology, this is the event for you…

Find answers

Speak to experts about how your business can benefit from the greater use of tech and see where it is being adopted already.

Solve problems

Discover how emerging technologies are addressing the challenges faced by your business industry and market sectors.

Gain knowledge

Learn about the benefits of a growing enabling and digital technology economy and discover how digital ready your business is.

Raise your profile

Get your business in front of buyers, funders, investors and potential collaborators.

Get connected

Meet likeminded people from across business, industry and academia. Engage with other attendees, speakers, exhibitors, innovators, collaborators and organisers before, during and after the event. While you have the opportunity, take the time to scout for ‘talent’ that you know your business needs now or in the future. #EmergingTechFest

By the end of the day, you’ll have made good connections and gained a better understanding of what actions you need to take, and what tech you need to adopt, to stay a step ahead of your competition!

Book your place

As places are limited, please register to reserve your place. If you change your mind at a later date, please let us know so that we can offer your place to someone else.

Agenda

  • First class speakers and exhibitors will be announced in advance of the event.
  • Registration, refreshments, networking and exhibition areas will be open from 9am to 6pm.
  • The ‘key speakers’, ‘case studies’ and ‘meet the expert’ sessions will start at 10am and end at 4pm.

Note: A detailed agenda will be published closer to the event.

Main Stage Speakers have been announced…

Ashley Rogers, Founder & Director, Gill & Shaw

David Ramsay Harra, Head of Innovation & Development, Assembly Airbus

Debra Williams, Co-Founder & CEO, Motokiki

Anthony Rose, Co-Founder & CEO, Seedlegals

Exhibition and Sponsorship Opportunities:

Exhibition

  • ESTnet members are encouraged to book a place – free-of-charge – to display a pull-up banner within the foyer or exhibition areas. Shared tables will be available for the display of promotional materials. ESTnet members can also rent a 5-foot table space to demo their emerging tech for £150.
  • Non ESTnet members are encouraged to book a place – for £150 – to display a pull-up banner within the foyer or exhibition areas. Shared tables will be available for the display of promotional materials. Non ESTnet members can also rent a 5-foot table space to demo their emerging tech for £250

Sponsorship

  • There are a range of sponsorship opportunities available. Please get in touch.

For more information

Please contact elizabeth.scott@estnet.uk.net

Register here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/emerging-tech-fest-tickets-51286142232

Good evening!

Here are some opportunities you might be interested in:

IAAC Diversity by Design Report

IAAC are pleased to announce the publication of our report on diversity by design, which can be found at the following link:

Diversity by Design Report

BlackHat

London, December 3-6, 2018

UK Cyber Security Forum will be at BlackHat on 5th and 6th November.  We will be on stand BB4 so do come by to say hello and find out more about our neuro-diverse cyber security training programme.  IASME will be on the stand with us to talk about the Community SOC team they have recently set up using only neuro-diverse employees.  We will be running a panel session on 6th from 13:35-14:25

Free entry to the Business Hall! http://ow.ly/3gVu30mju54 

Healthcare Cybersecurity Conference: Protecting the NHS against cyberattacks

30th January 2019

There apparently a limited number of complimentary tickets available to public health professionals. Please contact jack@onecpd.co.uk for further information

http://www.salford.ac.uk/onecpd/conferences/healthcare-cybersecurity-conference

RSA 2019

Deadline of 29th November
Event date 4-8th March

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) invites
you to attend the world1s largest cyber security conference and exhibition, RSA San Francisco, which brings together over 700 exhibitors and 43,000 visitors.

Pete Thompson, the Assistant Head of Cyber Security, DSO will be running an intro/training session in February for companies chosen for the RSA mission that will cover detailed plans for the mission, pitch training and advice from previous mission attendees.

This year, in response to company feedback, DIT is delighted to offer participants two different tracks:

The first track will enable eight first-time exhibitors at RSA to showcase their capabilities at the UK pavilion. DIT offers these exhibitors a series of US market briefings, buyer and investor introductions, and multiple networking opportunities throughout the week. For approved companies, there will be a pre-RSA briefing session in February. Cost: £6,000 (VAT excluded).

The new second track includes all the above activities except an exhibition slot on the UK pavilion. Since most of the DIT organised events are in the morning or evening, there is plenty of time to meet some of the many potential buyers, which DIT can assist with. Cost: £1,000 (VAT excluded).

UK cyber security companies interested in participating in either track at RSA 2019 should contact peter.thompson@trade.gov.uk no later 
than Thursday, 29th November.

Please specify whether you would like to participate in the first or second track, and provide a brief description outlining:
–  Company capability and issue being addressed
–  Overview of current clients and sectors
–  Target markets and sectors
–  Interest in US-based funding (seed, VC, etc.)
–  Prior engagement with DIT (if applicable)

Call for solutions: Disrupting online abuse and exploitation

The Home Office has allocated budget to invest in up to 5 innovative projects that are designed to disrupt live online child sexual abuse and exploitation. Projects should investigate new methods and technologies. The competition is being run under the SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative). Full details can be found here

DASA Real-World Incident Response Hackathon

Sorry – very short notice this is on Monday!

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is seeking participants for a Real-World Incident Response Hackathon on 26-27 November 2018 in Central London. This hackathon will focus on improving the way we investigate incidents through the application of Multimedia Analysis and Artificial Intelligence. Participants will be asked to process large amounts of real-world incident multimedia data and rapidly identify key information for on-site experts – people, places, events, in fact anything that may assist an investigations team.
To find out more and sign up to attend, please use the following link here

Interested in working with JSaRC?

The JSaRC team has a really unique structure, roughly 50% of the team are civil servants, and the rest of the team is made up of staff seconded from industry and academia. Our current secondees originate from organisations such as Thales, Airbus, BAE Systems, Hart International, ADS, Aecom, Intel, QinetiQ, Civica, Secure Cloud+, Chapel Associates, Sopra Steria and the University of Kent. We are keen to hear from organisations who might be interested in providing a secondee to help support the important work that JSaRC does. If interested, please email JSaRC@homeoffice.gov.uk

Cyber security opportunities in South Africa, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria and Brazil

The FCO Digital Access programme has released five Digital Market white papers, outlining high level opportunities for UK digital, cyber security and telecommunication companies, in five of the fastest growing digital economies: South Africa, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria and Brazil. The FCO recently hosted a workshop to discuss opportunities and barriers in South Africa, and will be running briefing sessions on the four further markets in the coming months.

Forthcoming DIT events

A range of activity is planned for the coming months, with upcoming missions to Doha for the Qatar Central Bank Information Security and Financial Services conference, Copenhagen around cyber security for transport and an automotive targeted engagement in Japan. Planning has also commenced for the first of the three major trade shows the team supports each year, with RSA happening in San Francisco in March 2019. Further information on this will follow in the coming weeks.

Wider DIT events can be found here, alongside details for DIT ministers’ travel.

Financial support for exports

We recognise that finance for exporting can sometimes be difficult. UK Export Finance is the UK’s Export Credit Agency and a Government Department, with nearly 100 years’ experience in helping buyers globally to purchase goods and/or services from the UK. The UK Government has an ambition that no viable trade with the UK should fail for lack of finance or insurance. UKEF help ensure that purchases of capital goods and/or services from the UK are supported with attractive financing terms. This support is predominantly through the provision of guarantees that facilitate loans to overseas buyers to purchase supplies from UK exporters as part of an overall contract package. UKEF guarantees (typically 100% and unconditional) commit the full faith and credit of the UK Government and can support exports for any size of company and across all sectors, from capital goods to services and intangibles such as intellectual property or licenses.

We plan to run a briefing session for cyber security companies with UKEF and techUK in the coming months, but for further information before then please contact: customer.service@ukexportfinance.gov.uk

great.gov.uk

As part of the government’s efforts to support UK exporters through digital tools, a new cyber security sector page has launched online. Part of thegreat.gov.uk website, it showcases UK cyber security firms to potential overseas buyers, as well as providing information and guidance to UK firms at all stages of their exporting journey. We would encourage all UK cyber security businesses to register on it.

AFCEA UK West Chapter – December Meeting

The next Chapter monthly meeting is on Thursday 13th December at Brickhampton Golf Club.

The presentation for the evening will be from  Peter Williamson (CEO, SecureCloud+) “The Continuous Need for Dynamic and Intelligence-led Cyber Controls Testing”   www.afcea.org.uk

Last Call for Papers – Living in the IoT

1-2 May 2018 | IET London: Savoy Place

This 2nd Living in the IoT Conference combines academic research with industry case studies, demonstrating safeguards for IoT cybersecurity as well as exploring critical issues in privacy, ethics, trust, reliability, acceptability and security.

The IET and PETRAS invite you to participate by submitting your innovation, project or research focusing on solutions for IoT challenges.

Attend Living in the IoT to gain invaluable insight into how society can benefit from the power of interconnected devices and industry improve efficiency whilst every domain remain safe, secure and resilient.

Last Call for Papers deadline: 1 December 2018
For more information and to view the technical scope, visit: www.theiet.org/living-iot

The Secretary of State has announced that recruitment for three Cyber Security Industry Representatives is now live.

These roles are industry secondees based in priority export markets, with a remit to build relationships with potential buyers, understand their requirements, and introduce them to UK companies with the relevant capabilities. We have one Cyber Rep already in place – Reuben Sinclair in Singapore for SE Asia – and this new recruitment is for three reps: in Washington DC for the US, Dubai for the Gulf, and New Delhi for India. The Cyber Reps are a vital part of supporting UK cyber security exports, and we would welcome applications. The deadline is Friday 16th November. Please do be in touch via cyber@trade.gov.uk if you have any questions or would like to discuss the roles further.

 

Kind regards, Claire

Claire Baillie | Assistant Director, Cyber Security | Defence & Security Organisation

Department for International Trade | 3 Whitehall Place |London SW1A 2AW

020 7215 5028 | 07720 212711

Welsh Government are taking stand space at the European Cyber Week conference/exhibition, which this year is being held in Rennes, France between 19th to 22nd November 2018.

They’re inviting Welsh Cyber Companies and University Expertise to join them on the stand (free of charge). http://en.european-cyber-week.eu/program.html

Their stand space will enable participants to display their marketing literature, meet with potential customers, run laptop presentations etc. etc. Please see the attached Expression of Interest (EOI) form for more details.

Welsh Government will be using the event to attract inward investment into Wales and to showcase our industry and academic expertise. It would be great if Cluster members could consider joining them, if even for just a day.

If you’re interested, please can you contact Neil Sandford, Welsh Govt, on neil.sandford@gov.wales by Monday 12th November.

The Departmental for International Trade is inviting expressions of interest from UK cyber security companies to exhibit to a group of twenty cyber security delegates from seven Central European countries.

The delegates will be representatives from both government and industry.

Industry representatives will largely derive from the financial services sector.

Central European countries are increasingly conscious of the threat posed by malicious cyber behaviour.

Both public and private sectors are now investing in making their assets more cyber secure.

The delegates attending have all actively expressed an interest in engaging with innovative UK cyber security companies, and in learning from UK best practice.

Businesses attending the event will have the opportunity to pitch directly to individuals at the forefront of developing their countries’ cyber security capability.

The event will run during the afternoon on 22nd October.

For further information and to register your interest please contact: Chris Frampton E: Chris.Frampton@fco.gov.uk

Companies attending the summit will have the opportunity to:

* Pitch directly to delegates present

* Meet one-to-one with a range of the delegates.

Meetings will be targeted to the sector and market most of interest to the business.

* Be introduced to delegates by FCO and DIT officials

* Network with influential decision-makers and companies from across Central Europe

The delegation will consist of government and commercial buyers from: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Croatia.

How to sign up – DIT will charge companies a fee of £150 + VAT to exhibit to the summit.

Expressions of interest should include:

* A brief introduction to your company.

* An indication of your key target sectors and markets.

* An overview of recent activities in the CEN region and any future plans.

The India-UK FutureTech Festival will be taking place in New Delhi on 12 December. 
 
·         More than 100 of the very best UK and Indian tech companies will explore AI/Data, Future Healthcare, Future Mobility, Fintech, Createch, Cyber Security.
·         UK company missions covering infratech, medtech, cyber and life sciences will visit Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore around the festival date.
 
DIT are looking for speaker suggestions to invite. This would be a great opportunity to raise the profile of Wales and your expertise. 
 
Whilst not yet confirmed, Welsh Government are working with DIT to 100% pay for travel and accommodation costs. 
Please let Neil Sandford, Business Development Manager – Tech Inward Investment (Cyber Security) know if you’d be interested in attending/speaking.
 
Neil Sandford
Business Development Manager – Tech Inward Investment (Cyber Security)
 Department of Economy and Infrastructure | Welsh Government | QED Centre | Treforest Industrial Estate | Treforest CF37 5YR
Tel +44 (0) 7769 883253 | E-mail : neil.sandford@gov.wales

 

 

The iCyberCenter@bwtech is hosting an Executive Workshop  for international cybersecurity companies October 29-31st, 2018.

It is a great opportunity to learn more about whether your company is ready to enter the US market, how to do so effectively, and why Maryland is such a strong US cyber business launch location. 

Attending companies will meet in private group sessions with CISOs from multiple industry verticals, with VCs and angels who invest in cyber companies, and with other leaders and resources from across the state. 

This October’s workshop also includes attendance at the TEDCO Entrepreneur Expo in College Park, Maryland on October 30th.  Our previous workshop in June hosted eight international companies from the U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Israel.  A limited and select group of domestic cybersecurity companies may be also invited to join in this special October program.  Please contact Nick Zajciw (nickzajciw@umbc.edu), Cyber Incubator Manager, bwtech@UMBC for more information. Early bird rates are still available!

The iCyberCenter is located in the Cyber Incubator at the bwtech@UMBC Research & Technology Park (Cyber Incubator).  bwtech@UMBC is home to over 130 companies including 55 Cybersecurity companies.  Through its partnership with UMBC, highly influential industry partners, the government, economic development administrations and various associations, the iCyberCenter is able to provide top-notch business assistance for companies looking to enter an ever-growing market.  The iCyberCenter connects companies to potential mentors, customers, investors and partners through its training, networking events and incubator program.  Ultimately, the iCyberCenter accelerates entry into the U.S. Cyber market by providing the resources necessary to make an impact.

 

Cybersecurity Exports
Unlock global opportunities with expert support

 

Discover how your business can access new markets, potential clients and international partners in the cybersecurity sector

Whether you are new to exporting or looking to enter new overseas markets, this seminar is designed to help cybersecurity companies grow their business internationally and take advantage of the highly valuable networks and resources available.

Cybersecurity exports reached £1.8billion in 2017 andare expected to experience rapid growth by 2021, creating a wealth of opportunity for UK businesses. Join us to hear practical advice from industry experts and develop an effective strategy to achieve your international growth ambitions.

Why participate?
  • Learn about the benefits and challenges of exporting for cybersecurity companies
  • Participate in 121 meetings with speakers and International Trade Advisers
  • Build an exporting strategy for long-term success with expert advice
  • Understand how to navigate export controls
  • Network with like-minded cybersecurity business owners
Date 
Tuesday, 9 October 2018


Time
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM


Location
Gatwick, UK


Cost
£40 (+VAT)


Registration Deadline
Thursday, 4 October 2018


To apply or learn more, please visit the registration page
DIT are requesting initial expressions of interest to join the UK cyber trade mission to RSA 2019, the world’s largest cyber conference and trade show, in San Francisco 4-8 March 2019.
 
The UK pavilion can accommodate 8 companies.  We are also looking into the option of a separate package for companies who do not wish to exhibit but would be interested in attending the wider DIT package of events involving a US market briefing, UK networking reception, and various pre-arranged meetings and introductions with US investors and buyers.
 
Full details including costings and a draft programme will be provided once we have a register of interested parties and can assess numbers.  Please indicate in your response whether you are interested in the full package (including exhibiting) or just the DIT events offer.
 
The deadline for submitting initial expressions of interest is Friday 5th October.  In the event that the mission is oversubscribed applicants will be asked to submit a short application and a selection process will be used to chose the most suitable applicants.  Guidelines will be provided.
 
Please note that the UK Pavilion is open to first time exhibitors only due to restrictions imposed by RSA.  Unfortunately, companies that have previously applied or been in discussion with RSA about exhibiting in their own right are not eligible to exhibit on country pavilions.
 
Regards,
 
Pete
 
Pete Thompson | Assistant Head, Cyber Security | Defence and Security Organisation |
Department for International Trade | 3 Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2AW

 

Alert Logic are organising Alert Logic SOC Open Day in their Cardiff HQ on 10th October and are inviting members of the Cyber Wales clusters.

“We are proud of our Cardiff heritage, and invite local businesses to learn more about our employees, our values, technologies and customer-focused culture”.

The details of the event are below and on this dedicated web page.

Date: Wednesday 10th October

Time: 10am – 2:30pm

Location: Alert Logic, Floor 5, 1 Capital Quarter, Cardiff, CF10 4BZ, United Kingdom

 

Welsh Government are pleased to announce that the application for the AI Trade Mission to New York is now open!
Please see the front page of the Eventbrite for full details, but this will be an excellent opportunity for UK clients to explore the New York market and meet some major US companies whilst here. 
 
Key details:
Dates: 3 – 7 December 2018
Conference: AI Summit New York
DIT activity: AI Summit VIP reception (co-hosted by DIT), market entry breakfast, buyer dinner, 1-2-1 meetings, group visits
Cohort size: 10 UK HQ’d AI companies (1 representative per company)
 
Mission OMIS fee: £935 – includes AI Summit pass (worth $1,999), GREAT branded exhibition space, and all related DIT activity. Does not include flight, hotel, or other transit/travel costs.
 
Applications are due via Eventbrite by 26 September 2018. Successful companies will be informed by 1 October and will need to confirm their place by 5 October.
 
For the cohort, we are aiming for gender balanced representatives so please encourage your clients to elect female representatives where appropriate, and feel free to distribute to any appropriate female founder/women in tech organizations. We are also aiming for at least 2 companies HQ’d outside of London.

 

Due to popular demand, I am contacting you to let you know that the 5th Central and Eastern European Cyber & Information Security Showcase which is once again taking place in

Vienna
at the 
British Ambassador’s Residence
on 
21 and 22 January 2019.

The event is being organised and led as in the previous 4 years by 
Miles Fisher, UKTI senior trade officer responsible for the IT and security sectors.

You can find a 
short summary of the event and further information on how to participate on our website:

As on the previous four occasions we will be bringing in international delegates from a total of 
11 CEE countries – Austria, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.

When you have completed the 
Expression of Interest from the above website, it will be used to determine whether Embassies, in the participating countries, will be able to select the right contacts for you to meet with. It is important and helpful if you can give consideration to the types of people/organisations you wish to meet. Please also complete a short description of your business – this will be used in the brochure prepared for the event and sent to 4000 contacts – it needs to be succinct and easily understandable by people who do not have English as a mother tongue.  (You will be able to return to the interest form to amend things until you press the final submit option).

We will, as previously, be selecting UK exhibitors on the basis of whether or not suitable international delegates can be recruited from the majority of markets. This may mean that some companies may not be selected to attend – this is not a comment on the products or services offered but reflects the fact that without a body of companies, exhibiting in a particular sub sector or market – we do not feel that an international delegate will pay to travel to this event.

The 
closing date for registering your interest in this event is 31st October 2018.

I do hope that you will consider taking part in this event, as we have had very good feedback from exhibitors in the past, with £22 million worth of business generated by the 2016 event and we look forward to another successful event in 2019.

 

UoSW Careers & Employability team, working with faculty of Computing and Mathematics are looking for businesses who can provide work experience opportunities for its ICT and Computing students.
 
Internships really make a difference to students and they can also make a difference to business.
The internship takes place January-March (70 hours), 1 day a week for 10 weeks. As these internships are embedded into the curriculum they can be paid or unpaid opportunities. If unpaid, we would ask that any travel expenses are covered.
If this is of interest, we are currently sourcing internship/project briefs by Monday, 15th October relating to work experience in the areas of ICT, web, databases, networks or similar.
Should you wish to have a chat or require further information, please contact Karin Rees on 01443 482580 or Karin.rees@southwales.ac.uk

 

Transport sector focused cyber event in Copenhagen on 20th November.
 
On behalf of the Department for International Trade at the British Embassy in Copenhagen, you are invited to express your interest in exhibiting at a cyber security trade mission, focusing specifically on solutions for the transport sector – autonomous vehicles and highways; metro systems; airports; ports, ships and ferries; rail; tunnels; bridges; toll booths etc.
Danish delegates will includes CISOs, Heads of IT, and Heads of Procurement from the public and private sector in Denmark, with the possibility of delegates also attending from the other Nordic and Baltic markets.
There will be an OMIS (Overseas Market Introduction Service) fee* (in the region of £400) for attending this mission.
For further information and to register your interest, please email Susannah at the British Embassy Copenhagen on Susannah.fairbairn@mobile.trade.gov.uk by 21st September 2018.
There is a space for 20 companies to attend the mission on a first come, first served basis.
 
Many thanks to those companies who have already expressed an interest in attending – we have logged your reply and you will hear from us shortly with next steps.
 
*Fee does not include flights, accommodation, insurance and transfers.

 

As part of our on-going commitment to making UK Industry aware of events, activities and opportunities that might encourage and facilitate overseas defence/security business, I am pleased to draw your attention to an Industry Matchmaking Workshop on the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP) in Vienna on 3rd October 2018.
 
EDIDP is an EU-funded programme with a budget of €500 million, aimed at fostering the competitiveness and innovation of the European defence industry. It is intended to leverage cross-border cooperation, particularly for SMEs, in the development of defence technologies and products, as well as encourage a better exploitation of the results of research. The Industry Matchmaking Workshop is a B2B networking event with the objective to help companies from across Europe to establish consortia willing to undertake an action under the EDIDP.
 
You may wonder if UK Industry are still eligible for this event post Brexit. Assuming there is an implementation period agreement, UK Industry is eligible for EU funding for the 2019/2020 financial year which covers the EDIDP and thus the workshop objectives.
 
The deadline to register is 20th September 2018
 
More information is available at this link: https://www.edf-vienna2018.at/edidp-workshop/ 
 
Please forward any questions you may have to: Aimee Spriggs, Northern Europe Desk Officer E: aimee.spriggs@trade.gov.uk  T: 020 7215 8134

 

Cardiff University are planning to organise a one day cyber security engagement event for kids aged 11-14 and their parents at the School of Computer Science at Cardiff University.
It will take place on the 22nd September 2018. It is supported by the NCSC and it is a part of the Cyber First Adventurers program.
We would like to give out goodie bags to the participants during the event to thank them for participation. Any chance the cluster could help us by providing some small presents for the kids, something out of a standards marketing range that companies use at exhibitions, like markers, pens/pencils, T-shirts, USB sticks (should be age appropriate). It would be much appreciated.
All the presents should be sent to School of Computer Science and InformaticsQueens Building, Cardiff University, 5 The Parade, Roath, Cardiff CF24 3AA c/o Dr Y. Cherdantseva. Ideally, we need it before or on the 18th September to allow time to sort it all out. 

 

Subject: Join the 4th Annual UK Cyber Trade Mission to Washington DC, 5-6 September, 2018
Date: 5-6 September, 2018
Location: Washington DC
 
For the last 3 years, DIT has supported a successful UK cyber trade mission to Washington DC for UK companies interested in tapping into the $15bn US federal government cyber security market.
 
For 2018, there are a few remaining places to join this year’s mission to DC where participating companies will have the opportunity to:
  • Attend and exhibit in the dedicated UK Cyber Innovation Zone on 6th September at the 9th annual Billington Cyber Security Summit – the largest annual summit in DC focused on cybersecurity for the US federal government.
  • Network with senior US government cyber officials and industry professionals at an exclusive reception on the evening of 6th at the British Ambassador’s residence where General Paul Nakasone, the newly appointed Director of the NSA and Head of US Cyber Command, will speak.
  • Attend an exclusive pre-summit dinner on the evening of the 5th September at the Canadian Embassy for Billington Summit speakers and sponsors.
  • Take part in a planned day of additional pre-summit activities at the British Embassyon 5th September. Subject to demand,  DIT will arrange a full day of sessions to engage UK cyber companies with senior leaders from US federal government, including for example US Cyber Command, the US Department of Homeland Security and the US Department of Defence, as well as leading DC-based tech investors and industry experts on strategic selling to the US public and private sectors.  
 
For further details of the opportunity and costs to exhibit at the Billington CybersecuritySummit on 6th September, see this flyer. Enquiries about exhibiting at the Billington Cybersecurity Summit should be addressed to Peggy Holland at Billington:peggy@billingtoncybersecurity.com
 
For further details of the opportunity and costs to participate in a separate day of meetings and introductions at the British Embassy arranged by DIT on 5th September, see this flyerExpressions of interest to attend the additional day of activities at the British Embassy should be addressed to Matt Malarkey at DIT by no later than 3rd August, 2018:matt.malarkey@mobile.trade.gov.uk.

Good evening!

Here are some opportunities you might be interested in

 

JSaRC News


EOI Released for HMPPS Prison Visitor Verification Challenge!
After last month’s event to brief industry on the complicated and time consuming challenges facing visitor identification and verification within Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Services (HMPPS) JSaRC would like to draw your attention to the timeline below:

Step Date
Release EOI to Industry 10 August 2018
Deadline for Questions 17 August 2018
Deadline for Responses 24 August 2018
Notifications to Responses 3 September 2018
Shortlisted Company Presentations 17 September 2018
Award Trial 24 September 2018
Trial Starts 22 October 2018


You can view the Expression of Interest (EOI) here.

Building Links to Academia
The academic community has much expertise to offer national security issues and yet specific knowledge of where this can be sourced is not always readily available. In order to improve access, JSaRC is inviting universities to indicate their relevant security research and innovation capabilities and establish key contact points for further interaction. To enable this, we have developed a brief survey on line which takes about 5 minutes to fill in. See here

Following on from our first Academic Engagement Forum, held in June, we are really pleased to announce that we have booked a second Academic Forum on 16 October 2018. This will be hosted at a venue in the Manchester area.  Full details, including specific themes, will be sent out shortly.

Security and Policing Home Office Event 2019 
We are delighted to announce that JSaRC will be delivering Security and Policing Home Office Event 2019.  It is the premier platform for relevant UK suppliers to showcase the very latest equipment, training and support to police services, Government departments, organisations and agencies from the UK and overseas. A key focus is to demonstrate the opportunities presented by innovative cutting edge technology. We’ll be in touch in the coming months with further updates and insights into how your organisation might get involved in this exciting event. For more information please click here

New Competition Document Available: ‘Airport Vehicle Checkpoint Screening’?
The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has launched a new competition on behalf of the Future Aviation Security Solutions programme (FASS) focusing on vehicle checkpoint (VCP) screening at airports. To view the full competition document, use the link here

Be Aware! Changes to Home Office Email 
We’ve begun the process of removing the ‘gsi’ from our email addresses, so @homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk will become @homeoffice.gov.uk, in line with other government departments. The change is part of a wider government initiative to remove the gsi domain, which has become an unnecessary addition.

 

Cyber Security Apprenticeship – Risk Analyst pathway on-programme modules – consultation


City & Guilds are developing the on-programme regulated knowledge qualifications that form part of the Cyber Security Technologist apprenticeship (risk analyst pathway).

The outline content has been provided by the Tech Partnership to Awarding Organisations – they have expanded on these where necessary into three single-unit qualifications.

They are asking for people to review the three units and complete a brief questionnaire as part of our consultation on these.  If you would like to do this then please email us (info@ukcybersecurityforum.com) and we will email the documents to you.

They would like the questionnaire returned to them by Friday 31 August.

 

Singapore & Malaysia Tech Mission, October 2018

22 – 25 October 2018, Singapore & Kuala Lumpur

This mission will focus on cyber & tech companies, and will be built around arranging key meetings for companies with potential buyers.

The link to sign up for the mission is here. Please direct any specific queries about the mission to the Tech team; alternatively the DIT Cyber Security Industry Representative to Singapore & SE Asia, Reuben Sinclair.

From 22 – 23 October up to 50 UK companies will take part in a mission to Singapore with a series of events aimed at promoting the UK’s capabilities within Cyber Security, Smart Cities and Health Tech sectors.

The mission itinerary will take place at PwC Offices Marina One in Singapore with a series of activities including business matchmaking and themed lunch talks taking place over the course of the two days. There will also be a Tech Mission Evening Networking Reception on the Monday, offering companies the opportunity to network with local companies, commercial officers and potential partners.

A bespoke mission to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will take place from 24 (PM) to 25 October. This will be focused on cross industry solutions in the following areas:

• Healthcare • Education • Banking
• Oil&Gas/Energy • F&B • Smart Homes • Retail • Smart cities

The first day will include a market briefing on technology opportunities in Malaysia in partnership with Telekom Malaysia, the national telecommunications company. Day two will consist o bove industries, seeking integrated solutions, incorporating IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Cyber Security and Fintech. Applicant companies will be screened by Telekom Malaysia prior to acceptance on the mission.

Participation Fee: 
22 – 23 Oct Singapore Mission – £600*
24 – 25 Oct Malaysia Mission – £880*
*Fee does not include delegate pass, flights, accommodation, insurance, transfers, food.

Contact Us: 
E: dittechnology@brayleino.co.uk T: +44 (0)117 906 4574
REGISTER HERE

 

The Hague Cyber Security Week  

2nd – 5th October 2018

Here is an opportunity to join the UK delegation to the Hague Cyber Security Week.  Joining instructions are below.  If you require additional information you can contact Christian.Woude@mobile.trade.gov.uk

Mission programme 2 October
13.00 Welcome lunch at the Johan de Witt-huis (official residence of the NL MFA in The Hague).
13.30 Exclusive Q&A with senior British and Dutch government (NCSC) officials and Peter Wilson (HM Ambassador to the Netherlands).
14.30 Succeeding in the Dutch Cyber Security Market, with Bridgehead (a NL Public Affairs firm) and the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency.
16.30 Presentation and Q&A with the Cyber officers of DIT The Netherlands.
17.30 Transfer to the Gemeentemuseum for a networking reception with the Ministry of Justice and Security.

Road show programme 3 October
09.00 Free time, to either visit the One Conference (cybercrime / policy) or CIPRE Conference (critical infrastructure)* going on in The Hague or 1-2-1 meetings at the Embassy.
15.00 Roadshow through the Cyber Security cluster in The Hague at The Hague
Security Delta and The Hague Tech; engaging with SMEs and potential partners.
17.00 Transfer to City Hall for central Cyber Security Week network reception.

Expo programme 4 October

Full Department for International Trade presence at a UK pavilion at the CSW Expo, bespoke 
 Day matchmaking for British companies, pitching opportunities & the ‘Access to Capital’ event.

Expo programme 5 October

Full Department for International Trade presence at a UK pavilion at the CSW Expo, bespoke 
 Day matchmaking for British companies, pitching opportunities, introductions to the Dutch
commercial service in London and Manchester & the ‘Access to Talent’ event.

*For more information on the CSW program: http://www.cybersecurityweek.nl
 *For more information on the One Conference: https://www.one-conference.nl 
 *For more information on the CIPRE Conference: http://www.cipre-expo.com

You can chose which elements you would like to attend, by signing up for one of these packages
:
1) The full package; the mission, roadshow, expo and a table-top at the UK pavilion.
2) The mission, roadshow and expo programme, but with your independent / no stand.
3) The mission & roadshow only.

1) The full package; the mission, roadshow, expo and a table-top at the UK pavilion.
 Includes: the full programme from 2-5 October, a tabletop stand at the Department for International Trade UK pavilion, priority for 1-2-1 meetings at the embassy and a guaranteed pitching slot in the UK breakout sessions of the expo programme.
Costs: £500, ex VAT

2) The mission, roadshow and expo programme, but where you independently arrange your own expo presence directly with the CSW organisation (or just visit without a stand at all). 
 Includes: the full programme from 2-5 October and a pitching slot in the UK breakout sessions of the expo programme (subject to availability). You can find the brochure of the CSW organization here; you will need to contact them directly to organise your own expo presence.
Costs: £100, ex VAT

3) The mission & roadshow only.

Includes: the full programme from 2 and 3 October.
Costs: £100, ex VAT

Please sign up here before 30 August 2018.

The packages above do not cover any kind of expenses for travel or accommodation, which you would need to book yourself. Please refrain from making permanent arrangements before receiving final confirmation from us. Registration for any of the packages above is only final after receiving confirmation and having paid the costs in full to the Department for International Trade. While we will aim to give you the best experience possible, programs with high level officials are always subject to possible last minute changes. The program therefore remains an indication and can never be fully guaranteed.

 

5th Annual Financial Services Cyber Security Summit

Thursday 13th September 2018, London
50% Discount

This year’s conference will be opened by Lyndon Nelson, Deputy CEO & Executive Director, Regulatory Operations and Supervisory Risk Specialists, Prudential Regulation Authority.

His keynote speech, “Setting the right expectations for operational resilience”, will focus on the joint discussion paper on this topic that has just been published by the Bank of England, PRA and FCA.

Standard Delegate Fee: £595 + VAT
UK Cyber Security Forum Member Rate: £297.50 + VAT (use discount code: BREX10CSF)
https://www.cityandfinancialconferences.com/CyberSecurityFS2018

Good afternoon

Here are some opportunities you might be interested in…

 

5th Annual Financial Services Cyber Security Summit


Thursday 13th September 2018, London – 50% UKCSF member discount

This year’s conference will be opened by Lyndon Nelson, Deputy CEO & Executive Director, Regulatory Operations and Supervisory Risk Specialists, Prudential Regulation Authority. His keynote speech, “Setting the right expectations for operational resilience”, will focus on the joint discussion paper on this topic that has just been published by the Bank of England, PRA and FCA.

Standard Delegate Fee: £595 + VAT
UK Cyber Security Forum Member Rate: £297.50 + VAT (use discount code: BREX10CSF)

https://www.cityandfinancialconferences.com/CyberSecurityFS2018

 

Malvern Festival of Innovation


The festival of Innovation comprises a full week of events from 8th October.  The speaker programmes will be published in a few weeks but here are three events you may find of interest:

Cyber Security Day

11th October will be a day of “Cyber Security and Quantum Computing” https://www.festival-innovation.com/programme/cyber-security

It is free to exhibit for small cyber security companies – apply here
https://www.festival-innovation.com/register-to-exhibit/

Or just register to attend (free of charge)
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/malvern-festival-of-innovation-tickets-42197596146

Blockchain event

12th October is a “Blockchain and Bitcoins” event – https://www.festival-innovation.com/programme/blockchains-bitcoins

Space is very limited so book to attend if you are interested
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/malvern-festival-of-innovation-tickets-42197596146

Next Generation Innovators schools’ day

We are looking for companies to exhibit or run a workshop to enthuse the visiting school-aged students.  The event will be on Tuesday 9th October 2018 at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern and usualy has bwteen 500 – 900 secondary school aged visitors.

You can see the day’s programme coming together here: https://www.festival-innovation.com/programme/next-generation-innovators

A simple exhibitor registration form is here:  https://www.festival-innovation.com/apply-to-exhibit-at-next-generation-innovators

 

Cyber 101 Bootcamps – free of charge


Applications are being taken for the next Cyber 101 bootcamp on the 13th September – link is: https://www.digicatapult.org.uk/activities/event/cyber-101-business-skills-bootcamps-london-13-sept/

 

Your views on Innovate UK


Here is a short survey about your views about Innovate UK – do participate if you can so they know how to improve.
https://surveys.echoresearch.com/s.asp?k=153243526116&h1=1

 

Department for International Trade: Singapore Tech Mission


22-23 October 2018

You are invited to join this tech mission on 22-23 October 2018. The mission will focus on 1-2-1 business matchmaking for technology companies covering the following verticals;

  • Cyber security
  • Smart cities  AI, IoT, Blockchain
  • Health tech

50 UK companies will be invited across the 3 verticals to Singapore where the UK companies will inform us who they wish to meet and we will go out to our stakeholders in Singapore to facilitate those meetings. DIT will aim to introduce the UK companies to a number of the stakeholders before the mission so you can maximise the face to face time. This mission is in partnership with PwC, Singapore Government’s IMDA and SGTech.

For our UK cyber security companies DIT will look to arrange roundtable sessions, discussion panels and 1-2-1 meetings with key Singapore stakeholders – subject to availability. The event will be a great opportunity to follow up on the contacts made during the Singapore International Cyber Week in September.

Please find below the recruitment website and registration.
https://www.events.trade.gov.uk/technology-mega-missions/page/index/#

 

4th Annual UK Cyber Trade Mission to Washington DC


5-6 September, 2018

For the last 3 years, DIT has supported a successful UK cyber trade mission to Washington DC for UK companies interested in tapping into the $15bn US federal government cyber security market.

For 2018, there are a few remaining places to join this year’s mission to DC where participating companies will have the opportunity to:

  • Attend and exhibit in the dedicated UK Cyber Innovation Zone on 6th September at the 9th annual Billington Cyber Security Summit – the largest annual summit in DC focused on cybersecurity for the US federal government.
  • Network with senior US government cyber officials and industry professionals at an exclusive reception on the evening of 6th at the British Ambassador’s residence where General Paul Nakasone, the newly appointed Director of the NSA and Head of US Cyber Command, will speak.
  • Attend an exclusive pre-summit dinner on the evening of the 5th September at the Canadian Embassy for Billington Summit speakers and sponsors.
  • Take part in a planned day of additional pre-summit activities at the British Embassy on 5th September. Subject to demand,  DIT will arrange a full day of sessions to engage UK cyber companies with senior leaders from US federal government, including for example US Cyber Command, the US Department of Homeland Security and the US Department of Defence, as well as leading DC-based tech investors and industry experts on strategic selling to the US public and private sectors.


For further details of the opportunity and costs to exhibit at the Billington Cybersecurity Summit on 6th September, see this flyer.
Enquiries about exhibiting at the Billington Cybersecurity Summit should be addressed to Peggy Holland at Billington:peggy@billingtoncybersecurity.com

For further details of the opportunity and costs to participate in a separate day of meetings and introductions at the British Embassy arranged by DIT on 5th September, see this flyer. Expressions of interest to attend the additional day of activities at the British Embassy should be addressed to Matt Malarkey at DIT by no later than 3rd August, 2018:matt.malarkey@mobile.trade.gov.uk.

 

CyberTech Europe


26th and 27th September 2018

The Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Science & Innovation Network (SIN) in Italy would like to strengthen the presence of UK companies during the 3rd edition of Cybertech Europe that will take place in Rome at La Nuvola Convention Centre on the 26th and 27th September 2018.

UK companies attending will have the opportunity to access and network, amongst others, with Leonardo, the largest Italian Defence & Security system integrator with a major Cyber Security division also present in the UK, its clients and supply-chain, as well as with the wider European Industry, leading international technology vendors, institutions and Governments.

The exhibition will host an entire area dedicated to innovative and cutting-edge start-ups which will display the latest technological and cyber security advancements.

The exhibition cost for start-ups, which includes a 10% discount for companies that will sign up through DIT, is € 720 plus VAT (to be paid to the event organisers).

DIT support

In its role to support trade and export, DIT is pleased to provide UK companies with tailored assistance during the conference to maximise their presence at the show by:

  • Creating a DIT Cybertech Europe catalogue to be published on the event website and for wider distribution.
  • Facilitating meetings with interested parties following marketing activity.


These services will be provided under the Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) system at a cost of £ 330 plus VAT.

Moreover, companies interested in speaking slots during panel discussions are invited to inform DIT who will coordinate with the organisers to accommodate requests (subject to approval).

A networking reception with high-level contacts from business and institutions will also be offered to all participating UK companies.

For more information, please email us at: DSOeventsItaly@mobile.trade.gov.uk

Telephone: +39 02 72300 237 / 217 / 232

The Department for International Trade (DIT) and the Science & Innovation Network (SIN) in Italy would like to strengthen the presence of UK companies during the 3rd edition of Cybertech Europe that will take place in Rome at La Nuvola Convention Centre on the 26th and 27th September 2018.
 
UK companies attending will have the opportunity to access and network, amongst others, with Leonardo, the largest Italian Defence & Security system integrator with a major Cyber Security division also present in the UK, its clients and supply-chain, as well as with the wider European Industry, leading international technology vendors, institutions and Governments.
The exhibition will host an entire area dedicated to innovative and cutting-edge start-ups which will display the latest technological and cyber security advancements.
The exhibition cost for start-ups, which includes a 10% discount for companies that will sign up through DIT, is € 720 plus VAT (to be paid to the event organisers).
The fee for larger companies will have to be agreed with the organisers. There are also sponsorship packages available.
DIT support
In its role to support trade and export, DIT is pleased to provide UK companies with tailored assistance during the conference to maximise their presence at the show by:
* Creating a DIT Cybertech Europe catalogue to be published on the event website and for wider distribution.
* Facilitating meetings with interested parties following marketing activity.
These services will be provided under the Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) system at a cost of £ 330 plus VAT.
Moreover, companies interested in speaking slots during panel discussions are invited to inform DIT who will coordinate with the organisers to accommodate requests (subject to approval).
networking reception with high-level contacts from business and institutions will also be offered to all participating UK companies.
Contact us
For more information, please email us at: DSOeventsItaly@mobile.trade.gov.uk
 
Telephone: +39 02 72300 237 / 217 / 232

Cluster member, Nad Al Shiba (based in Cardiff & Brecon) are offering support to organisations who want to take advantage of the Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA). DFA facilitates partnerships between entrepreneurs, private sector organizations and government entities to co-create solutions.
 
Launched in 2016 by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Future Foundation under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai. Their mission is to imagine, design and co-create the future by pairing forward-thinking public and private sector organizations and start-ups using the city of Dubai as a living test-bed to co-create solutions for global and local challenges of tomorrow.
 
Dubai government partners issue challenges that address some of their most important opportunities, looking for companies that can use their technologies to co-create solutions to these challenges with each government partner.
 
The Challenges for the 5th Cohort of the Accelerator have just been announced by the following government entities:-

  • Dubai Police – Social Media Analysis and Emergency Response
  • The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA) – Digitising residents visas
  • Dubai Municipality – Robotic lab-testing and marine waste management
  • Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) – Technologies to revolutionise the utilities industry
  • Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) – Asset maintenance and traffic congestion management
  • Dubai Health Authority – Early intervention, reduce waiting times and improve surgical accuracy
  • The Department of Economic Development – Retail industry research & prediction and construction productivity
  • Smart Dubai Office – Creation of a ‘Data Bazaar’ and ensuring data quality standards
  • The Knowledge and Human Development Authority – Build an eco-system that involves parents
  • Emirates Airlines – Enhancing customer journey through airports
  • Etisalat Digital – Video AI to reduce crimes rates, Blockchain for B2B solutions and currency exchanges
  • DU (Telecoms Provider) – Machine to machine data connectivity

 
More details on the Accelerators and the current Challenges can be found at https://dubaifutureaccelerators.com/en/challenges-info
 
If you would like to learn more about how these Accelerators work and explore how Nad Al Shiba can help your company to take advantage of the opportunities, contact Faheem Azhar at fa@nadalshibaholding.com
 
There is a tight deadline on applications for this Cohort – they must be submitted by the 6th August – however Faheem has offered assist with this process.

Good evening

Here are some opportunities you may find of interest

 

Working with Bristol and Bath – Young People in Cyber Security


The Bristol and Bath region has brought together a group of Cyber sector experts from industry, education, representative bodes and delivery partners In order to focus on how, as a region, we can work collectively to raise awareness of opportunities that exist for young people within Cyber.

Our work will focus on the following areas:

  • How to engage with and excite young people to want to find out more about Cyber
  • Once engaged, how to continue to provide opportunities so that they can develop the necessary skills
  • How to raise awareness of opportunities within this sector in order to help meet future skills needs

For further information and to link up with this Cyber project contact Elaine Brown; elaine3.brown@uwe.ac.uk

 

JSaRC Workplan
  • The work plan is an overview of the projects that JSaRC has taken on. For each ongoing project there is more detailed information available for review dependent on security classification. This includes a delivery document, a service level agreement between JSaRC and sponsoring department and resource allocation by JSaRC and budget forecast.
  • The pipeline is where there are ongoing discussions with sponsoring departments and we haven’t been able to move to qualified stage where we can identify that JSaRC will add value, funding is approved and there are key identifiable timescales and outcomes
  • Completed projects doesn’t necessarily mean the issue has disappeared, it may be that JSaRC can add no further value or the sponsoring department no longer need our support.
  • Each project will be categorised against our three main objectives.

If you would like a copy of the workplan please let me know (info@ukcybersecurityforum.com) and I will email it over to you

 

Proposals for developing the UK Cyber Profession


DCMS (the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) has published proposals for developing the UK Cyber Profession. They are also initiating a consultation period from today until 31 August and invite interested parties to provide their views. Here’s the link to the DCMS announcement:
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/developing-the-uk-cyber-security-profession

An alliance of organisations and which has been working on the proposals for some time has also published statements of support.

The DCMS proposals draw substantially on IAAC’s research on the issue of professionalization.  Here’s a link to the research report on IAAC’s website:
http://www.iaac.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2017-03-06-IAAC-cyber-profession-FINAL-Feb18-amend-1.pdf

 

 Work with the USA in the defence space sector 


The Gallifrey Group 

The Gallifrey Group is a group of UK Prime contractors and SMEs who are seeking export opportunities in the Space sector. They were brought together by the Defence and Security Organisation (DSO) in the Department of International Trade (DIT), to offer tailored opportunities in the Defence Space sector in the USA.

An industry consultant has recently taken over the management of the group, to ensure that the prospects of all companies within the group are catered for, as DSO can only provide guidance to doing business in the US, not make commercial decisions on behalf of industry.

The Gallifrey Group want to promote themselves as a one-stop shop for all serious Space prospects to the USA. They are currently in discussion with Academia to progress their prospects up the Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) in order to provide more developed, cutting-edge technology, to tackle the various challenges in the Space sector, satellite technology or the prospect of future manned missions to the Moon and beyond.

The University of Exeter was the first university to formally sign-up to the Gallifrey Group. They are already involved in the UK Space offer, via a proposed Space Port based in the South West, and look forward to creating student programmes, research and technology partnerships with the Gallifrey Group, including think tank sessions and hands-on engineering tasks.

The Gallifrey Group will formally launch to journalists at the Farnborough International Air Show on the morning of 16th July, where they will announce their immediate strategy and to express the seriousness of the British Space offer.

If you are interested in exporting to the USA and think that your cyber security offer could be applied to the space industry please contact Craig Cabell – craig.cabell@trade.gov.uk

 

Hague Cyber Security week 2-5th October


Following the success of the last two years, DIT the Netherlands are organising a UK branded mission to the biggest cyber event in the Netherlands; the annual Cyber Security Week.

The officer in post and the cyber team in DIT are putting together a package for industry.  At this stage we are still finalising the detail of what this will look like and to an extent it is dependent upon industry interest.  The package will run from 3rd to 5thOctober and is likely to include:

  • An ‘Invest in Holland’ Workshop
  • An overview of the Dutch Cyber Security Market
  • Presentations on how to succeed in the Dutch Cyber Security market
  • A Legal Workshop
  • Access to the embassy for 1-2-1 meetings
  • Opportunities to pitch as part of the UK track of the conference
  • A reception event
  • Access to the DIT officer in post who can provide connections to Dutch government and companies
  • Exhibiting at the UK pavilion – This will be offered as an additional package as we appreciate that some companies may want their own stand or may not want to exhibit at all.

Cost is likely to be around £500 for the whole package.  There will be a reduction of this cost for those who don’t need to exhibit as part of the UK pavilion.

If you think you may be interested in this opportunity please contact christian.woude@mobile.trade.gov.uk

 

Fintech trade mission to Mexico

September 11-14

Run by DIT, the mission is primarily focused on fintech companies, but there is scope for some cyber security companies with an interest in fintech to be included.

This mission offers UK FinTechs a unique opportunity to meet key Mexican stakeholders -including influential entrepreneurs, innovators and investors in the financial services industry–gain insight into overcoming barriers to doing business overseas, and showcase their expertise at Finnosummit, one of the largest FinTech conferences in the region.

The Mexican ecosystem is at the forefront of FinTech across all of Latin America, a standout for the region offering an environment supportive of entrepreneurship and e-commerce. With the introduction of the historic FinTech Law in March 2018, Mexico became part of a small group of countries with regulation for the industry.

Overall, the rate of economic growth is placing Mexico to join Brazil in the world’s top 10 economies by 2030. The World Bank ranks Mexico as an easier place to do business than Brazil, Belgium, China, India, South Africa and Turkey, amongst others.

DIT Mexico City is recruiting advanced UK FinTechs to join us for four days of workshops, networking events, 1:1 meetings and much more.  Particular local interest has been shown for companies with experience in:

  • Open Banking
  • Application Programming Interfaces (API’s)
  • Crowdfunding
  • Peer to Peer Lending
  • Mobile Payment Solutions
  • Identity verification and fraud prevention


What to expect on the 2018 FinTech Mission to Mexico City:
Prior to mission

  • Pre-mission briefing in London in August/September TBC

Day 1

  • Mexico FinTech Immersion Day, with introduction to Mexican FinTech ecosystem and speed mentoring/meeting sessions with industry leaders, banks, entrepreneurs, and regulators.
  •  Networking cocktail organized by Finnovista

Days 2 and 3

  • Full access to the Finnosummit conference on September 12-13, 2018 and participation in one of two dedicated workshop sessions designed to help UK FinTechs showcase their expertise to a local audience.
  • Network with senior executives in banking, insurance, technology and finance throughout the 2-day conference.
  • Listen to presentations covering important issues on the main opportunities and challenges faced by the FinTech industry in Mexico.

Day 4

  • Learn from industry insiders about the main issues and considerations to take into account when doing business in Mexico.
  • Engage further with specific contacts of interest through bespoke one-to-one meetings.

Also

  • A company bio will be included in the digital and printed mission brochure.


About Finnosummit
Latin America’s leading FinTech conference returns to Mexico City over two days aimed at promoting FinTech innovation and connecting entrepreneurs, investors and financial institutions in the Latin American region.
Hear from the most influential entrepreneurs, innovators in financial services, financial entities, directors, and investors. In addition to attracting hundreds of FinTech entrepreneurs, this conference also plays host to the investors and service providers that help accelerate startups.
The audience can also look forward to keynotes, panels and demo updates from some of the top FinTech startups in the Americas.

For further detail about last FINNOSUMMIT Mexico in 2017, you can click HERE.

2018 Mexico FinTech Mission Costs and Deadlines 
Aside from airfare and accommodation, which are the sole responsibility of the attendee, there are no costs to attend this mission which includes admission to Finnosummit, plus sponsorship benefits under the British Embassy/Prosperity Fund Programme banner.

Please note preferential Hotel rates have been agreed exclusively for the accepted delegates.

  • Applications must be received no later than 23.59 GMT on 31 July 2018
  • Accepted delegates will be notified by 3 August 2018 and must secure their space in the delegation by 7 August 2018


Please note, acceptance is non-transferable. Please apply here.

The Hague Cyber Security Week

2nd – 5th October 2018

Here is an opportunity to join the UK delegation to the Hague Cyber Security Week. Joining instructions are below. If you require additional information you can contact Christian.Woude@mobile.trade.gov.uk

Mission programme 2 October
13.00 Welcome lunch at the Johan de Witt-huis (official residence of the NL MFA in The Hague).
13.30 Exclusive Q&A with senior British and Dutch government (NCSC) officials and Peter Wilson (HM Ambassador to the Netherlands).
14.30 Succeeding in the Dutch Cyber Security Market, with Bridgehead (a NL Public Affairs firm) and the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency.
16.30 Presentation and Q&A with the Cyber officers of DIT The Netherlands.
17.30 Transfer to the Gemeentemuseum for a networking reception with the Ministry of Justice and Security.

Road show programme 3 October
09.00 Free time, to either visit the One Conference (cybercrime / policy) or CIPRE Conference (critical infrastructure)* going on in The Hague or 1-2-1 meetings at the Embassy.
15.00 Roadshow through the Cyber Security cluster in The Hague at The Hague
Security Delta and The Hague Tech; engaging with SMEs and potential partners.
17.00 Transfer to City Hall for central Cyber Security Week network reception.

Expo programme 4 October

Full Department for International Trade presence at a UK pavilion at the CSW Expo, bespoke 
 Day matchmaking for British companies, pitching opportunities & the ‘Access to Capital’ event.

Expo programme 5 October

Full Department for International Trade presence at a UK pavilion at the CSW Expo, bespoke 
 Day matchmaking for British companies, pitching opportunities, introductions to the Dutch
commercial service in London and Manchester & the ‘Access to Talent’ event.

*For more information on the CSW program: http://www.cybersecurityweek.nl
 *For more information on the One Conference: https://www.one-conference.nl 
 *For more information on the CIPRE Conference: http://www.cipre-expo.com

You can chose which elements you would like to attend, by signing up for one of these packages
:
1) The full package; the mission, roadshow, expo and a table-top at the UK pavilion.
2) The mission, roadshow and expo programme, but with your independent / no stand.
3) The mission & roadshow only.

1) The full package; the mission, roadshow, expo and a table-top at the UK pavilion.
 Includes: the full programme from 2-5 October, a tabletop stand at the Department for International Trade UK pavilion, priority for 1-2-1 meetings at the embassy and a guaranteed pitching slot in the UK breakout sessions of the expo programme.
Costs: £500, ex VAT

2) The mission, roadshow and expo programme, but where you independently arrange your own expo presence directly with the CSW organisation (or just visit without a stand at all). 
 Includes: the full programme from 2-5 October and a pitching slot in the UK breakout sessions of the expo programme (subject to availability). You can find the brochure of the CSW organization here; you will need to contact them directly to organise your own expo presence.
Costs: £100, ex VAT

3) The mission & roadshow only.

Includes: the full programme from 2 and 3 October.
Costs: £100, ex VAT

Please sign up here before 30 August 2018.

The packages above do not cover any kind of expenses for travel or accommodation, which you would need to book yourself. Please refrain from making permanent arrangements before receiving final confirmation from us. Registration for any of the packages above is only final after receiving confirmation and having paid the costs in full to the Department for International Trade. While we will aim to give you the best experience possible, programs with high level officials are always subject to possible last minute changes. The program therefore remains an indication and can never be fully guaranteed.

We would like to invite you to participate in the B-Hive Digital Week in Belgium, September 23-30 and in particular join us for the Digital Finance Europe conference.

B-Hive Welcome Days, Sept. 25
We invite over international Hubs, Corporates and Tech startups / scale-ups to explore business opportunities in Belgium through meetings and information sessions with key financial players, government stakeholders and tech organizations. Reach out to me if you would like to join, or if some of your members are interested!

Hackathon, Sept. 24-25
This hackathon stands out for at least two reasons. First, it is a joint initiative of B-Hive and five of its partners – major financial institutions such as Ageas, Allianz, AXA, BNP Paribas Fortis, Ethias. Second, the goal of the hackathon is not only to produce code, but to come up with ingenious and well thought out business solutions. This is because the hackathon’s partners intend to fund the best of these solutions as Proof of Concept projects. There will be a company track about Fraud Detection and an Industry Wide Vendor Management Platform and an open track about Adoption of New Mobile Payment Systems for the mass consumer and the unbanked.
Find more information and register here.

Digital Finance Europe, Sept. 26
B- Hive and EBF (European Banking Federation) are organizing a conference at the National Bank of Belgium to connect with key players of European financial services, fintechs and regulators.
http://www.digitalfinanceeurope.com/DFE2018/

Supernova, Sept. 27-30
Be inspired during this four-day tech summit featuring game-changing keynote speakers, 55 promising European scale-ups and cutting-edge tech companies.
https://www.supernovafest.eu/

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to me or my colleagues.

Kind regards

Raf De Kimpe
Business Development
Pipeline & Partner Management

+32 472 36 37 17
raf.dekimpe@b-hive.eu | www.b-hive.eu

Registration at 9.30am for 10am start

C2.11, Queens Building, The Parade, Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF24 3AA

Israel is considered one of the world leaders in cyber security research. This session will be an opportunity to hear from Dr Yossi Oren of Ben Gurion University, Israel, regarding his research into ‘Side-Channel Attacks on Human Secrets’.

Dr. Yossi Oren is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Software and Information Systems Engineering at Ben Gurion University of the Negev, and a member of BGU’s Cyber Security Research Centre. Prior to joining BGU, Yossi was a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist in the Network Security Lab at Columbia University in the City of New York and a member of the security lab at Samsung Research Israel. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University, and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Weizmann Institute of Science.

His research interests include implementation security (power analysis and other hardware attacks and countermeasures; low-resource cryptographic constructions for lightweight computers) and cryptography in the real world (consumer and voter privacy in the digital era; web application security).

The session will also be an opportunity to hear from researchers in Welsh Universities as part of Cyber Wales. Both Wales and Israel are founding members of Global EPIC, an initiative to recognise and bring together leading cyber security ecosystems around the globe to share learning, experiences and connect.

Speakers:

  • Dr Pete Burnap, Reader in Data Science & Cyber Analytics, Cardiff University
  • Dr Yossi Oren, Senior Lecturer, Ben Gurion University, Israel
  • Prof Andrew Blyth, Head of Information Security, University of South Wales

There will be an opportunity for Q&A and networking following the presentations and the Airbus Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Analytics will be open for tours and demonstrations.

Booking : This session is open to all and attendance is free, but we kindly ask you to register beforehand.

Register here

The Computational Foundry at Swansea University are submitting a proposal to the EPSRC (the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council), who provide government funding for grants to undertake research and postgraduate degrees in engineering and the physical sciences (including mathematics, artificial intelligence and computer sciences.

The proposal is to build a Centre for Doctoral Training in Enhancing Human Interactions and Collaborations with Data and Intelligence Driven Systems at the new Bay Campus in Swansea.

The vision is to train 50 PhD researchers (in cohorts of 10 per year) who will lead change in industry and academe by having deep technical skills and knowledge in core computational science that are honed throughout with a simple but profoundly important question.  That question is:

What breakthroughs in core computational science are needed to enable people to feel in control of, and central to, their futures rapidly being transformed by advances in data and intelligence driven technologies?

First and foremost, the University are seeking your feedback on this proposal to co-create the Centre. Secondly they are also
ultimately seeking support from partners so that every PhD researcher will have opportunities to develop and test their ideas with advice and support from an industry sponsor.

They would like to ask you three questions in response to their Proposal outlined over the three sections of that proposal (which can be accessed here):

1. The National Need for the Centre – we are seeking your feedback on the existing and forecasted demand from your organisation in, or related to, this context.

2. The Centre’s Vision – we are keen to talk to you about challenges, initiatives or projects that your organisation has in this or related R&D areas to help further shape our plans.

3. The Centre’s Approach – we would like to hear from you on how your organisation or one like yours could support and work with a research student in such a Centre.

Enquiries contact Matt Roach, 01792 606662 or m.j.roach@swansea.ac.uk

The UK’s Department for International Trade invites you to join the Technology Missions to Singapore and Malaysia from 22 – 25 October 2018. During the missions you will be able to meet and network with local companies and commercial officers within the Technology sector while also learning about upcoming opportunities to export your product.

From 22 – 23 October up to 50 UK companies will take part in a mission to Singapore with a series of events aimed at promoting the UK’s capabilities within Cyber Security, Smart Cities and Health Tech sectors.

The mission itinerary will take place at PwC Offices Marina One in Singapore with a series of activities including business matchmaking and themed lunch talks taking place over the course of the two days. There will also be a Tech Mission Evening Networking Reception on the Monday, offering companies the opportunity to network with local companies, commercial officers and potential partners.

A bespoke mission to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will take place from 24 (PM) to 25 October. This will be focused on cross industry solutions in the following areas:
• Healthcare
• Education
• Banking
• Oil & Gas / Energy
• Smart Homes
• Smart cities
• F & B
• Retail

The first day will include a market briefing on technology opportunities in Malaysia in partnership with Telekom Malaysia, the national telecommunications company. Day two will consist of a series of pitching sessions to selected key clients of Telekom Malaysia drawn from the above industries, seeking intergrated solutions, incorporating IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Cyber Security and Fintech. Applicant companies will be screened by Telekom Malaysia prior to acceptance on the mission.

Event Details:

Location: Singapore & Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Date: 22 – 25 October 2018
Participation Fee: 22 – 23 Oct Singapore Mission – £600*, 24 – 25 Oct Malaysia Mission – £880* (*Fee does not include delegate pass, flights, accommodation, insurance, transfers, food).

Contact dittechnology@brayleino.co.uk or +44 (0)117 906 4574

Funding has been made available by the UK Government to the Welsh Government to support the implementation of the UK National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2021.

The funding is designed to support the strategic outcomes and success measures outlined in the UK National Cyber Security Strategy. Welsh Government has also identified priorities for Wales.The primary purpose of the funding is to make Wales more cyber resilient.

Applications can be made by individual organisations, or partnerships of several organisations, from the public, private or voluntary sectors. The organisation must be based in Wales, be undertaking the project in Wales and the project should directly support Welsh Government priorities in relation to cyber resilience as identified in Annex A below.

Projects will need to have an exit strategy, or provide evidence of self-sustainability beyond the funding term if it is a long term project and will continue after the funding has been provided.Funding for redundancy payments is therefore not eligible.

Funding

There is a total of £200,000 funding available. The amount available to the successful applicants will be dictated by the number of applications received.This must be shared amongst a number of priority areas.

Application process

Applications can be madewhen the notification has been issued.The bidding process will be open for approx. 4 weeks from notification of the commencement of the process. The closing date for applications is 19 July 2018.

Application Form

Click here to download the Application Form

In the year ahead, we face many challenges but also significant opportunities. Brexit will impact us all in one way or another and the pressures on competitiveness, productivity and innovation will only increase.

For this year’s event we will focus on these very important areas and have organised an excellent line up of speakers including:

Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport – Ministerial address
Dickie Davis, Executive Chair – AM&M, Welsh Government – Economic Action Plan presentation
James Davies, Executive Chair – Industry Wales – Industrial Strategy presentation
Mike Dickinson, General Manager – Automotive, SMMT Industry Forum – Presentation on NPLX and NMCL
Matthew Clarke, Head of Customs, Excise & International Trade – PwC – Brexit update
Ian Henry, AutoAnalysis – Production Outlook update, Supply chain localisation is equally important and the exhibition will enable companies to present their products and services.

With 45 exhibitor spaces available, early registration is advised:

Register for free as a DELEGATE
Register for free as an EXHIBITOR

Please feel free to run up on the day

We are excited to communicate you the 3rd edition of ECSO Event to support Cyber security Scaleups and SMEs, this time organised in cooperation with the European stakeholder EIT-Digital in Milan on 13th-14th of September 2018.

Last 2017 and 2018 editions of ECSO Startups Event in Tallinn and Paris successfully gathered +50 European startups and 20 international investors with several deals closed.

This time in Milan, scaleups representatives will have the opportunity to showcase their solutions and in parallel to meet individually integrators and potential customers to pitch their solutions. Besides, B2B meetings will also be organised.

Therefore, we facilitate the meetings between the most influential Integrators & End-users with 25 innovative and promising cyber security scaleups looking for market opportunities.

25 scaleups will be selected by ECSO and EIT-Digital on the basis of the most innovative solutions they attempt to introduce to the integrators and end-users. Additionally, the 25 selected scaleups will receive a special training by EIT Digital dedicated team of experts. This will prepare them to be ready for the ‘Pitch Session’ with potential customers.

We would be grateful if you could inform your members about our exclusive event in order to attract the most innovative candidates.

For their information, please find attached the Invitation and details for registration to our Cyber security Scaleup Competition.

Many thanks in advance for your cooperation,

Best regards,

Danilo D’Elia, Ph.D

Tel : +32 (0) 2777 0255
Mob: +32 (0)492 25 23 08
E-mail : danilo.delia@ecs-org.eu
Website : www.ecs-org.eu

Download the Cyber Security Scaleup Competition Register Form here

Send it to wg4_secretariat@ecs-org.eu

Deadline 15th July 2018

Good afternoon!

Here are some opportunities you might be interested in

 

Malvern Festival of Innovation


The Cyber Security day at the Festival of Innovation this year will be on 11th October in Malvern and focused on Cyber Security and Quantum Computing. If you work in that area and would like to be involved then please let us know (info@ukcybersecurityforum.com).

It is free to exhibit and free to attend the festival but you do need to reserve a space.
https://www.festival-innovation.com/programme/cyber-security

 

UK Research and Innovation strength in places fund


A new competitive scheme that takes a place-based approach to research and innovation funding, to support significant regional economic growth.  This might be really good for Clusters.

Find out more and apply

 

New Cyber 101 Bootcamp dates


There are new dates for the Cyber 101 Bootcamp dates for the end of June – these are free of charge!
https://www.digicatapult.org.uk/projects/cyber-101

 

Disability Confident Campaign


Make some pledges about supporting disability (physical and mental) as a company and get a badge to be proud of

https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/

Disability Confident Guidance: how to sign up to the employer scheme https://www.gov.uk/guidance/disability-confident-how-to-sign-up-to-the-employer-scheme

Link to Disability Confident Packs – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/disability-confident-guidance-for-levels-1-2-and-3

 

ECSEPA online survey


UCL’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy department is conducting a study into evidence-based policymaking for cybersecurity across UK civil service and agencies. The project is led by RISCS Director Dr Madeline Carr, Associate Professor at UCL STEaPP.

As part of that a nationwide survey has been launched and the link is available through NCSC’s current weekly threat report (https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/report/weekly-threat-report-8th-june-2018) under “The ECSEPA Cybersecurity Evidence Study”.

Please feel free to take the survey yourself or circulate it amongst your colleagues. (Apologies to those who might already have received it via other routes)

To learn more about the project, please visit http://ecsepa.coventry.ac.uk/

 

UK pavilion at Singapore International Cyber Week in September.


The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday 29th June.

Singapore International Cyber Week
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre 18-20 September 2018
The Departmental of International Trade is inviting expressions of interest from UK cyber security companies to exhibit on the UK Pavilion at Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW) 2018.

SICW is the most established cyber security event in the South East Asia region. Last year, around 100 companies exhibited and over 7000 cyber security experts from the region and beyond attended.
This year’s theme is “Forging a Trusted and Open Cyberspace”. In addition to the exhibition, there is a three-day conference, GovWare, with speakers addressing the importance of cross-border partnerships and solutions, and cyber security as a foundation for the digital economy.

The conference and exhibition cover the full range of cyber security solutions including products and services.

The UK Pavilion package will include:
• A plinth exhibition stand on the UK Pavilion • Introductions from DIT staff to delegates and
companies
• An advance briefing from High Commission staff on doing business in Singapore
• A networking event hosted by DIT during the Exhibition
• Inclusion in UK marketing material, including a Pavilion brochure
• Promotion to local and international media, including social media

DIT will charge companies a fee of £3000 + VAT to exhibit on the pavilion and benefit from the other activities organised.
This does not include travel, accommodation and visa costs.

Expressions of interest should include:

  • A brief introduction to your company.
  • An indication of your key target sectors and 
markets.
  • An overview of recent activities in Singapore 
and the South East Asia region and any future 
plans.
  • An overview of the capability you plan to exhibit 
/ export to the region.


For further information and to submit your expression of interest please contact:
Reuben Sinclair (Singapore-based) E reuben.sinclair@trade.gov.uk 
T +65 9155 3263
Claire Baillie (London-based) E claire.baillie@trade.gov.uk T +44 207 215 5028

Good afternoon!

Here are some opportunities you may be interested in

 

IFSEC and Korean Electronic Association

19th June

EEN is launching a free business matchmaking event during IFSEC International in London on Tuesday 19th June 2018 in cooperation with the Korean Electronic Association.

The event will take place at the Korean Electronic Association’s booth.

You can register on the following link: https://ifsec-b2b-meetings.b2match.io

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mireille Owen-Hughes at m.owen-hughes@oxin.co.uk

 

IAAC Annual Symposium 2018 


The IAAC Annual Symposium 2018 will be held on Friday, 14 September 2018 at the BT Centre, London , EC1A 7AJ.

Registration will be from 0830 for a 0930 start. Drinks reception is from 1630.

Digital Resilience – for individuals, communities, organisations and society.
IAAC’s annual conference will look at security and information assurance, adding design, engineering, education, preparedness and learning, to explore digital resilience. At the heart of the event will be an examination of individual, community, organisational and societal digital resilience.

Individual digital resilience is often framed in terms of young people and their ability to have fulfilling personal and professional lives on and off line. Much of the cyber security awareness work undertaken in schools is discussed as digital resilience. Community and organisational digital resilience situates cyber in a wider context of hazards that might affect a smart-city or business’s ability to continue to operate and adapt. We’ll assess the extent to which the balance of factors is changing with our increasingly connected and interdependent world. At the societal level, we look to government for strategy and to keep the country running. We’ll examine the resilience issues shaping thinking on cyber in government and critical infrastructure.

They are running our usual poster competition for universities and businesses who wish to showcase their current research and projects.

The symposium includes:

• Opening and closing keynote speakers
• Panel discussions
• Government updates.
• Poster competition.
• Networking opportunities.

With thanks to BT, this year’s symposium will once again be held in the excellent BT Centre in central London.

Who can attend? This is conference is open to anyone who registers, subject to capacity.

Conference rates: Conference rates are kept to a minimum thanks to our sponsors and aimed at covering basic costs. Rates are: Commercial rate £100, academic, government and voluntary sector rate £50. Concessions are available for students and IAAC Access members, with a free ticket allocated for accepted posters.

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/iaac-symposium-2018-digital-resilience-for-individuals-communities-organisations-and-society-tickets-37724289365

Applicants are sought for the Symposium’s poster competition.  Each successful entry receives one free seat at the Symposium, which is a great opportunity to have your work discussed, and to network amongst the academic and practitioner communities.  If you would like more details on this please email me (info@ukcybersecurityforum.com) and I will send you the relevant documents.

 

TriCyCIS  Event


Bringing together defence, government, industry and academia, to discuss and debate the Cyber issues facing us, guided by an experienced facilitator and chairman, with the intent to generate concrete actions.

Where: Royal Holloway, University of London
When: 20th June 2018

For the latest information on speakers, programme & much more, visit our dedicated event website www.tricycis.uk

 

Dutch Opportunity


A leading Dutch company in financial products and services wants to contribute proactively to the growth of their clients ‘the entrepreneurs’. Cybercrime is a real threat which could affect the growth and their business continuity. They are looking for innovative SME’s who have solutions to make sure that the entrepreneurs don’t need to worry about cyber threats and can focus on their core business. The cooperation would be in the frame of a license agreement or a technical cooperation agreement.

Definition of the request
How can the Dutch company proactively lower the risk that entrepreneurs face from a cyber-threat? How do they put cyber risk on their map. The Dutch company wants to create awareness among the entrepreneurs and help and advise them;
•                  How to lower the risks?
•                  How to monitor the risks?
•                  What kinds of the tools the entrepreneur can use?
How can the Dutch company make sure that SMEs don’t need to worry about cyber threats and can focus on their core business?

The Dutch company is not looking for:
•                  E-learning or other digital platforms  which provide information to create awareness within the organization;
•                  Risk assessments or other scans (IT / organizational)
•                  Prevention tools such as backups, firewall etc.
•                  Insurances;
•                  Response and repressive services (24/7 call service) to help an entrepreneur as soon as possible after the incident.

What objectives do they want to achieve:
•                  The solution delivers a proactive contribution to the growth of entrepreneurs who are insured but also the ones that are not insured by the Dutch company;
•                  Create new business models that reduce the cost of cybercrime. In the end these savings/earnings must also be seen in the costs that entrepreneurs have to make;
•                  The solution fulfils the needs of the entrepreneur and his growing expectations;
•                  It fits within the new world of innovations and technology;
•                  It  contributes to the company’s vision.

If oyu are interested in this please follow up with Mireille Owen-Hughes
m.owen-hughes@oxin.co.uk and say that you heard of this through the UK Cyber Security Forum.

 

JFK Airport- US Cyber


So JFK airport is soon to go through a $10 billion dollar redevelopment and expansion project.

DSO say that colleagues in New York have mentioned cyber in meetings on infrastructure projects, like the above, but they have not seen a huge amount of interest/request in regards to cyber to date.  This does not mean that there never will be, so they are seeking out examples (UK or overseas) of cyber in infrastructure projects, where your companies have been involved.

This will  provide myself and colleagues a better steer on the detail of the UK offer in this sector and so help us engage on infrastructure in the US.

If you have worked directly or around infrastructure/ a project, please email the following details to Philip Heald, Cyber Security Exports Advisor- Gulf Region philip.heald@trade.gov.uk

  • Company Name;
  • Sector(road, rail, maritime, avaiation)/Project (where appropriate);
  • Work done;
  • Other areas of interest in infrastructure and why;


If you have not worked directly or around an infrastructure/project, but would like to, please fill in the questions below;
•             Company Name;
•             Capability/product/service;
•             Areas of interest in infrastructure (rail, maritime, aviation etc), why you want to focus on infrastructure and where your service fits;

 

Qatar Central Bank – Cyber Security


The Department for International Trade Defence and Security Organisation recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cyber security cooperation with the Qatar Central Bank. They hope to use this as a means to promote UK commercial cyber security solutions to the QCB and Qatari financial institutions, working in partnership with the QCB to boost mutual security and prosperity. More details will follow on this in due course.

In the meantime they wanted to let you know about the Qatar Central Bank’s Information Security conference. This is an annual event held in Doha, this year taking place 18 – 19 November. The QCB are interested in having UK firms running technical workshops or speaking at the conference. This would be an opportunity to talk about some of the challenges for cyber security across the range of people, process and technology and to boost company profiles through the solutions you offer. There would also be an opportunity to meet with DIT/British Embassy staff while there. Please note that the costs of this opportunity would have to be borne by respective companies as there is no UK Government funding support for it.

If this is of interest to you please email DIT by 8 June setting out what your offer would be in terms of a workshop or speech. DIT will then provide options to the QCB.

 

Malvern Festival of Innovation


This event will be held in Malvern in early October again with “Cyber Security and Quantum Computing” on 11th October and “Blockchains and Bitcoins” in a smaller venue on 12th October.

As with previous years it is free for SMEs to exhibit and attend but this is on a first come first served basis so please let us know if you would like to exhibit or book a ticket to attend.

 

See you at InfoSec?


I (Emma Philpott) will be on the IASME stand R140 all day, everyday at InfoSecthis year – so do drop by and say hello if you are around.

On the first day (5th June) I will be joined by Tim Charrot who is leading on the technical aspects of the Community Cyber Security Centre project.  Both of us will be happy to answer your questions about the project to train neurodiverse people in cyber security or the parallel project to develop innovative, lightweight, low cost techniques to enhance protection of vulnerable individual internet users. We are still looking for volunteers to do training and also funding of course.

Business Wales is proud to host Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan Management School Fellow Michael  Schrage who will deliver an exclusive seminar on Innovation, Technology and Human Capital, ‘Why Investing in Customers Is Key to New Value Creation’.

Michael is one of the world’s most engaging thought leaders on innovation and his work has been published by the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal amongst others.

He has been consulted by countless world renowned organisations on innovation including Prudential, Microsoft, Accenture,  Mars, BT, Google and Pfizer. This is your opportunity to join this group in learning how Michael’s thoughts in this field can have a positive impact upon your business.

Monday 4 June 2018
17:30 – 19:00
Coleg y Cymoedd – Nantgarw Campus

Spaces are limited so make sure you do not miss this rare opportunity. To register your place
https://wales.business-events.org.uk/en/events/business-wales-seminar-massachusetts-institute-of-technology-mit-sloan-management-school-fellow-michael-schrage/

The Department for International Trade Defence and Security Organisation recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cyber security cooperation with the Qatar Central Bank. We hope to use this as a means to promote UK commercial cyber security solutions to the QCB and Qatari financial institutions, working in partnership with the QCB to boost mutual security and prosperity. More details will follow on this in due course.

In the meantime I wanted to let you know about the Qatar Central Bank’s Information Security conference. This is an annual event held in Doha, this year taking place 18 – 19 November. The QCB are interested in having UK firms running technical workshops or speaking at the conference. This would be an opportunity to talk about some of the challenges for cyber security across the range of people, process and technology and to boost company profiles through the solutions you offer. There would also be an opportunity to meet with DIT/British Embassy staff while there. Please note that the costs of this opportunity would have to be borne by respective companies as there is no UK Government funding support for it.

If this is of interest to you please contact cyber@trade.gov.uk by 8 June setting out what your offer would be in terms of a workshop or speech. DIT will then provide options to the QCB.

Kind regards,

Paul Davison | Assistant Head, Cyber Security | Defence and Security Organisation |
Department for International Trade

As part of our on-going commitment to making UK SMEs aware of events, activities and opportunities that might encourage and facilitate overseas defence/security business, I am pleased to draw your attention to the 3rd UK Security Trade Mission to Baltic States on 16-18 October 2018. The Baltics Department for International Trade (DIT) together with Defence and Security Organisation (DSO) have organised the second specialised Security Trade Mission to the Baltics.
 
Please submit your Expression of Interest by following the Eventbrite Link in the attachment or by using the following link: Eventbrite link  by 15 June 2018
 
Further information is contained in the attachment or you can contact: Ms Ieva Binkauskaite, Baltic Defence and Security lead, DIT Lithuania via E: ieva.binkauskaite@mobile.trade.gov.uk or T: +3705 246 9216

 

On 13 September, DSO is taking a group of US delegates down to Portsmouth for a tour of HMS Victory. Between 12:00 – 14:00 there will be a networking lunch opportunity where you can meet with the group.
 
The cost for attending will be £150 plus VAT per person. There will be a buffet lunch. 
 
US Delegates – The list of names we have been given is more extensive than anything we’ve done before with the US Embassy and RDECOM. There will be, of course, representation from the US Naval side in the US Embassy and we have also been promised the new head of the ODC and several attaches. Of course, one or more could drop out between now and then, but with nearly 20 already signed up across the services, including RDECOM and Commerce, we are sure you’ll find the lunch extremely useful and commensurate with the cost.
 
Please note your attendance at the lunch does not include you on the HMS Victory tour, which has been organised by the MoD specifically for the US delegates and their escort officers.
 
The US Desk Officer Craig Cabell and Tajinder Chhina will be available on the day to direct you to the right person.
 
There will be no opportunity to display items or pop ups. You can offer handouts/business cards and show your products and services via ipad.
 
If this appeals you, please register your interest with Tajinder Chhina E: Tajinder.Chhina@trade.gov.uk  and sign-up using the link and password below by the latest cop next Friday, 25 May 2018.
 
 
PASSWORD – DIT DSO