UK Cyber Forum Bulletin – 9th February 2019

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:

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 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 

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:

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.
The package cost is £3000 per company and eligible delegates will be able to claim £1,095 in Midlands Engine funding.

For further information on how to join this visit, contact Paul North of the UK-ASEAN Business Council at:
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 or call 0345 222 0159.

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