UK Cyber Forum Bulletin – 3rd November 2018

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


Cybersecurity Pitch Day

Crossword Cybersecurity and IP Group will be jointly hosting a Cybersecurity Pitch Day on Wednesday 14th November, at IP Group PLC company headquarters in London. It is our intention to invite a handful of organisations to present an overview of their current cyber security projects on the day, with a view to assessing their potential for investment into a spin-out company (new or existing).
You have been targeted with this call as your institution has a strong theme in this area and we invite you to submit what you feel is your strongest and most suitable offering(s) for our consideration.
To aid our selection process we request you complete and return the attached questionnaire.

02/11/2018 By 5:00pm- Submission of Completed Questionnaire
07/11/2018- Notification of Shortlisting

14/11/2018- Cybersecurity Pitch Day (timings to be confirmed)
Please let me know ( if you would like an application form to apply to join this.

Student looking for a 12 month placement

I am currently in the second year of my degree at Cardiff University where I study Computer Science. I am looking for a placement position which will start in the summer of 2019 and lasts 12 months. I am pursuing a position as a cyber/information security placement and would be grateful for any opportunities Please contact for a CV or other information.

USA Graduate looking for a job in UK

I am currently a senior majoring in IT and will graduate in May 2019. After which I am hoping to find employment in the UK in the IT industry. I lived there for 8 years and have family there. You can see my LinkedIn profile here please contact me for a CV or any other information

Home Office Secondment Opportunity

Further to discussions last month at the RISC Council and at the Security and Resilience Growth Partnership (SRGP) about our ongoing assistance to the Home Office with the recruitment of industry secondees to the Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC), this is to advertise a specific and urgent opportunity that has arisen within the Department.
JSaRC invites companies within the RISC community to consider nominating suitable individuals for a short, fixed-term industry secondment within the Home Office until the end of March 2019 in order to assist the Department with the project management around the security and counter-terrorism aspects of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU). To be based at 2 Marsham Street in London, with the post-holder appointed at the earliest opportunity and required to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA), as per all JSaRC secondments, the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism (OSCT) based within the Home Office seeks assistance from an SC-cleared individual with a proven track record of managing complex projects. The opportunity is likely to suit a sufficiently-qualified and experienced project manager, however expressions of interest are also welcome from ‘high potential’ graduates or other company executives within the national security sector who may be seeking and/or benefit from a short and unique placement in Government.

Post-holders can expect to be working in support of a diverse range of policy issues on such tasks as, for example, the establishment of close relationship with the EU Exit Board programme office to ensure effective flows of requirements and information between OSCT and customers; the population and refinement of OSCT programme documents to meet EU Exit Board expectations; and the development of programme essentials to ensure timely and high quality work to support the programme, including, amongst other issues, programme timetable and critical path, risk and issues management and RAG ratings of constituent parts.

Any companies with a serious interest in this opportunity are invited to express this to the Home Office by the close of business of 9th November and should feel free to contact the Head of JSaRC, Shaun Hipgrave, for an informal discussion:

Government Research Programme

Ultra Electronics (Ultra) are responsible for a UK Government funded research programme bringing together a range of suppliers to solve cross-government challenges.  We are currently looking for organisations to undertake innovative research and development to help deliver cutting edge research in the communications, surveillance and cyber marketplace.  This work would be carried out in the second half of 2019.
The programme runs with two Tiers of suppliers, Tier 1 suppliers are engaged throughout the programme and are selected by the Customer and Ultra based on their ability to address a cross section of the research topics.  In addition, Tier 2 suppliers are engaged on the programme to deliver focussed pieces of research to address particular areas or problems.  Last year 10 organisations engaged at Tier 2 with the programme with some of them awarded more than one contract.  
Successful organisations will be given the opportunity to bid for research work or to come up with their own ideas for research based against a set of user requirements from the end customer.
The research programme uses an agile methodology to ensure that the research conducted is valuable to the end user and that research costs do not outweigh the benefits.  This results in the research being evaluated and goals modified on a 5 weekly basis, guaranteeing better pull-through of the research and ensuring that funds are targeted towards rapid progress.
If you are interested in being part of tis initiative please contact

Cyber Apprentices

The shortage of cyber professionals continues to impact the growth of cyber companies big and small.  To address this, some of the larger organisations have started to address this by launching their own apprentice programmes.  However, the approved programmes start at Level 4 (Foundation Degree) and go upwards from there.  For many organisations, a Level 4 is not appropriate, particularly as this is usually a two year programme which the apprentice may decide is not a career they wish to pursue.  Therefore, a number of organisations are looking to come together to produce a new Level 3 standard which would target school leavers on a one year programme and which could then feed into an accelerated Level 4 or higher at a later date if required.
If your organisation would be interested in being one of the trailblazer companies that will help set the Level 3 standard and commit to taking on an apprentice, we would be keen to hear from you.
A kick-off event is being planned for the 12th December at Bletchley Park.  Spaces will be limited.  Please contact Budgie Dhanda for more information on

Black Hat – discount for UK Cyber Security members

Black Hat, the world’s leading information security event series returns to at the ExCeL London, December 3-6, 2018 to host more than 2,000 attendees. This year’s event will offer 2-day and 4-day Training courses, cutting-edge Briefings, the Business Hall, open-source tools at Arsenal, and more networking opportunities than ever before. Use code UKCSF18 to save £200 off your Briefings pass.

Home Office JSaRC Website Survey Request

JSaRC is currently working to build an online service and needs your help to make sure it is relevant to your needs.
Please could you spare 10 minutes to fill out our survey? If so please follow the most relevant link below.
Government Users 
Security Industry Users 
Academic Users
Many thanks in advance, 
The JSaRC team

UK Automotive Cyber Security Mission to Tokyo, January 2019

Very short notice
The Department for International Trade is inviting expressions of interest from UK cyber security companies to participate in an Automotive Cyber Security Mission to Japan from 15-18 January 2019
DIT will run an automotive-focused cyber mission to Japan to coincide with Automotive World Tokyo (16-18 January 2019), the world’s largest exhibition for advanced automotive technologies including connected cars and autonomous driving. This will be an opportunity for UK companies to learn about the market and meet stakeholders to take your business forward in Japan
The mission package will include:
• Briefing at the British Embassy on doing business in Japan, the Japanese cyber security market, and Japanese automotive cyber security from both UK and Japanese experts
• Opportunity to pitch to Japanese stakeholders from automotive, communications and IT companies as part of a seminar at the British Embassy
• A reception at the British Embassy with Japanese interlocutors
• Organised calls on Japanese companies interested in your company
• Access to Automotive World Tokyo • Inclusion in UK marketing material,
including mission brochure
• Promotion to local and international media,
including social media
There is a DIT fee of £1,200+ VAT to participate in the mission. This does not include your travel, accommodation and related costs.
To formally express interest, please complete the attached one-pager of background about your company. Please also outline in your covering email:
• An indication of your key target sectors and markets
• An overview of any recent activities in Japan and the region and any future plans
The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday 2nd November 2018 but I have alerted the team that I am only sending it out today so I hope they will accept your expression of interest if you submit in the next few days.
How to sign up
For further information and to submit your expression of interest please contact:
Claire Baillie 
E T +44 207 215 5028

International Security Expo

Olympia – 28 & 29 November 
The International Security Expo in the show provides a platform for the entire security industry to come together to source products, share experience and gain the knowledge needed to address current and emerging security challenges.  You will also be able to experience the Cyber Intelligence & Information Security zone.  Your entrance ticket allows you entry for both days You can book to attend for free –
JSaRC is pleased to announce that we will be joined on the International Security Expo exhibition stand by Counter-Terrorism Policing (NCTPHQ). Plans are currently underway to develop themes and initiatives for this joint stand at the show. To read more about the exhibition, please follow the link here.
for those who do attend this event, the Chairman of RISC, Sir Kevin Tebbit, is scheduled to deliver a speech that day between 15.30-15.50hrs in Theatre 3 (CNI Security Conference, full programme here). The speech is anticipated to cover, amongst other issues, the role and purpose of RISC, the findings of their 2018 review of Government-industry engagement, and their planned future activities..

Cyber Security Industry Representatives jobs now live

On Monday 22nd Oct, the Secretary of State 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 if you have any questions or would like to discuss the roles further.

AFCEA UK West Chapter Meeting

The next Chapter monthly meeting is on Thursday 8th November at Brickhampton Golf Club. 
CISO as Parent ! Professional Challenges…
Dr Andrea Simmons
Full presentation details and booking form are provided at the attached calling Notice.  
A form is also available at the AFCEA website

Living in the IoT: Realising the socioeconomic benefits of an interconnected world

1-2 May 2019 | 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.
Call for Papers deadline: 1 December 2018 
For more information and to view the technical scope, visit: