UK Cyber Forum Bulletin – 19th August 2018

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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 will become, 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 ( 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: T: +44 (0)117 906 4574


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

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:
 *For more information on the One Conference: 
 *For more information on the CIPRE Conference:

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)

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