BIND 4.0 Start-up Initiative Launch – Event: 23 July 2019

Representatives from the Basque Region of Spain are visiting Wales next week to launch their annual Basque Start-up initiative Bind 4.0. Last year’s edition took place in the Digital Catapult in London.

The aim of Bind 4.0 is to connect Basque manufacturing companies (both indigenous and Basque based multi-nationals) to tech start-ups from around the world who are at minimum viable product level or beyond with a view to co-developing a product or solving a problem.

This year marks the third edition of the initiative and the focus will be on the four sectors: health, advanced manufacturing, energy and food.

If successful, the programme would offer tech start-ups: a major potential future customer, finance (minimum EUR 25,000-EUR 150,000), travel and subsistence expenses as well as training and mentoring. There is no expectation that the start-up will relocate to the Basque Country.

The programme launches in July with applications from tech companies to be submitted by end September.

Please feel free to pop in to the Tramshed in Cardiff for more information:-

17.30 Welcome address. Representative from the Welsh Government
Eluned Morgan AM, Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language
17.45 The Welsh tech start up scene. Representative from Tramshed Tech
18.00 Bind 4.0 Accelerator Programme Presentation
18.30 Roundtable discussion with Bind 4.0 participants
– Chair: Amaia Martínez, Bind 4.0 Coordinator, SPRI-Basque Country Development Agency
– Jokin Lopetegui, CAF – Partner Company
– David Greenberg, CEO EAVE – Startup
– Niammh Brannelly, Product Manager OSASEN – Startup
– Mikel Irizar, CEO of Hydromodel Host and board member of BigML
19.00 Questions & Answers
19.15 Networking & Basque tapas

Cyberwatching GDPS Compliance Webinar – Event: 18 July 2019

GDPR Compliance in the age of Emerging Technologies”. – Webinar – 18/7/2019, 9:30 am BST

Emerging technologies can boost performance and productivity for organisations across Europe. The development and application of technologies such as AI, blockchain and cloud computing are key competitive factors for businesses boosting performance, productivity and the European Digital Single Market.

At the same time, Europeans have set high standards for digital privacy. The GDPR now enforces stricter regulations on data handling and processing. But this may make it more difficult for organisations reap the benefits that these technologies deliver through massive data and high-quality algorithms and at the same time be GDPR compliant.

From privacy by design and compliance tool kits, European research is leading the way in ensuring organisations from both the public and private sector can respect the GDPR and still benefit from the opportunities that emerging technologies offer.

Europe recognizes these challenges and in this webinar, you can hear how 6 EC-funded projects (BPR4GDPRDEFENDPAPAYAPDP4EPOSEIDONSMOOTHare upgrading Europe’s technological ability to address these issues and ensure that Europe continues to innovate in this space.

European Space Agency Cyber Initiative Webinar – Event 21 August 2019


The European Space Agency’s Business Applications Department, is launching an initiative related to space based services for Cyber Security (

This initiative will offer 100% zero-equity funding up to € 200.000 per activity to businesses who intend to use space (satellite navigation, earth observation, satellite telecommunication, space weather, space technologies) to develop innovative cyber-security services and solutions.

Funding eligibility: Funded participation to ESA Business Applications is open to any company and/or organisation, be it as group of users, public body or non-governmental organisation, residing in any of those states that subscribe to the ARTES IAP programme. To date, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom have subscribed.

To learn more please attend our webinar on
21/08/2019 at 11:00 CEST or visit our website:

You can also contact or before the call opens on 22 August 2019.

Please feel free to share this message and flyer.

Donna Lyndsay
European Space Agency UK Business Applications Regional Ambassador (South West England and South Wales)
University of Exeter

DIT Pavilion at CYBERSEC EU 2019 in Katowice, Poland – Deadline: 22 July 2019

The Department for International Trade (DIT) and the British Embassy in Warsaw offers an opportunity to join the UK Group Pavilion and showcase your capabilities during CYBERSEC EXPO 2019 in Katowice, Poland.

Date: 29-30 October 2019
Where: International Congress Centre (MCK) Katowice, Poland
Application: 22nd July 2019 Deadline

CYBERSEC EXPO 2019 is an international cyber security exhibition accompanying Cybersec CEE (Central and Eastern Europe) Forum which has been in existence since 2015 and has acquired the status of one of the most important events in the cyber security sector in Europe.
The expo accompanying the forum will be held for the first time and is expected to attract manufacturers, consultants, and distributors as well as government, local administration, law enforcement, military, state and private companies from Poland and abroad.

UK cyber security companies are encouraged to apply for exhibition space in the UK Group Pavilion with the following package which includes:

➢ exhibition booth (up to 9sq. m depending on the number of exhibitors) complete with built shell scheme (including stand walls, flooring, lighting – 3 spotlights, power socket, a fascia board with company name).
➢ Entry fee, administration related to participation in the exhibition, exhibitor’s badges, catalogue entry
➢ Participation in cocktail reception organised by DIT Warsaw during the exhibition with guests from cyber security sector (both public and private) in Poland invited by DIT Warsaw.

DIT will work to ensure that all work related to inviting guests to the cocktail reception is met to the best of DIT team ability, but we are unable to guarantee the final number of attendees at the reception. Please also be aware acceptances of invitations do not always guarantee the final number of attendees at the event.

Cost: £500 plus VAT paid by 07 August 2019

The above service will be provided via Eventbrite and the above amount must be paid in full by 07 August 2019.
Additional charges not included in the above package:

1. Any additional costs incurred for the execution of Cybersec Expo like the hire of additional equipment and services
2. additional charges for speaking slots in the agenda accompanying the exhibition;
3. flights, accommodation, transport;
4. catering, interpretation and any other, additional costs and service charges billed by other parties.

Settlement of such costs will be the responsibility of a UK exhibitor.

Next steps:
Please note there is limited space in the UK Pavilion.
UK cyber security companies interested in exhibiting in the UK Group Pavilion during CYBERSEC EXPO 2019 should send their application to: (application form enclosed below)

The deadline for receiving applications is 22 July 2019.

DIT Mission to Mexico – Event: 29 July 2019

Apologies if this is not your area of expertise but as you can see the timescale is a short one.

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is organising an Outward Mission to Mexico on 29-31 July 2019. UK companies with experience in Railway and Transport Security are being offered a unique opportunity to meet Mexican stakeholders and decision-makers involved in major projects.

If you are interested in the Mission, further information can be obtained from Gisela Gonzalez

DIT Pavilion at Singapore International Cyber Week – Deadline: 26 July 2019

Following on from the success of previous years, DIT will be hosting a UK pavilion at Singapore International Cyber Week this year. The flyer with further details is attached. There will also be a significant senior HMG delegation attending GovWare, the associated conference.

There will be space for 6-8 UK companies on the pavilion. If you would like to apply for one of these slots, please submit an application form to by Friday 26th July. We will select companies the following week, and inform all applicants as soon as possible.

Companies can also have their own stands at the exhibition. We have asked the organisers to give any UK companies with their own stands the option of being located near the UK pavilion. If this would be of interest, please mention this to the organisers as part of your discussions, and let us know that you intend to attend so that we can support. We may also be able to offer invitations to the HMG reception to UK companies attending but not on the UK pavilion.

Please don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have any queries.

Claire Baillie
Assistant Director
Cyber Security
Defence & Security Organisation
Department for International Trade
020 7215 5028

UK Cyber Forum Update – 23 June 2019

Good afternoon!

Here are some opportunities you might be interested in:

Report from IAAC Cyber Leadership Forum April 2019

The report from our Cyber Leadership Forum held on 4 April 2019, on the topic of the National Research Strategy in Cyber Security Science and Technology can be found at

The report makes several recommendations and discusses why:

  • The strategy must identify a user or sponsor who has the authority in the wider community to define business benefits and research scope.
  • The strategy must understand the vital contribution of blue-skies, corporate and applied research in the ‘triangle’ of government, industry and academia.
  • To strategy must recognise and build on the strengths inherent in the UK cyber security sector such as technical excellence and academic collaboration in socio-technical issues.
  • HMG must ensure that priority risks are identified and addressed.
  • The strategy must support the wider community, nationally, regionally and locally, regarding the outcomes of research and empirically-based approaches in their application in practice.

The report from the IAAC North West Cyber Leadership Forum is also now available  The evening discussed cyber resilience in the face of major cyber attack.  It helped us confirm a series of points for our agenda:

  • Continue to promote cyber resilience in terms of people, technological and governance factors.
  • Find ways to support rehearsal and exercising of cyber incidents that are easy to deploy and learn from, at organisational and regional levels.
  • Establish a stronger narrative about career paths and skills for cyber security, that encompasses all levels of education, into employment.
  • Develop better intelligence sharing and cyber-crime reporting mechanisms that work at a local level.
  • Build on the idea that the North West community is prepared to help each other.
  • Establish networks of support which can be resilient in a crisis.
  • Find ways of being clear about ‘where help is.’


Dstl shares new open-source framework initiative 

A new open-source software framework designed by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) is now available to help improve tracking technology. Full details on the framework can be found here.

Free Event to showcase Cyber Security Innovation to secure SMEs

10th October  in Malvern

This day-long event is called “Cyber Security Solutions for SMEs” and is part of the week long Malvern Festival of Innovation. It will be held in Malvern Theatres which is in Malvern.

This will be the 8th year the Malvern Festival of Innovation has been held. There is always a day within the Festival which focuses on Cyber Security but with a different theme each year. This year we will focus on innovation and technology which could help small organisations increase their cyber security.

The aim of the Festival as a whole is to encourage discussion and awareness of innovation which, in turn, encourages further innovation.  Other days include a large event for school students to discover innovation, a “business of innovation” day and a “start-up” event. The events are free to attend and free for small organisations to exhibit so it gives the smallest of innovator an opportunity to exhibit.  We aim to attract some great early-stage innovators. The event is funded by sponsorship

The event is open to the public and attracts attendees from across the UK. It includes companies of all sizes, members of the public, university students, many of IASME Certification Bodies, managed service providers and police. We usually have between 300 and 400 attendees on the cyber security day.

We aim to encourage attendance from as wide and diverse an audience as possible. All the trainees from the UK Cyber Security Forum neurodiverse cyber security training will be encouraged and supported to attend. One of the neurodiverse team will also present on behalf of the innovative Community SOC project.

The programme of speakers will be published later in the year.

There is also a popular black tie dinner for the Festival on the evening of 10th October.  Dinner tickets are £69 each (including vat).

Become a Sponsor

Register to attend (free)

Register to exhibit (free for innovative SMEs)

Book to attend the dinner

We usually have to close attendance and exhibition spaces booking before the event as we get over-subscribed.  So do book early if you want to attend.

Department for International Trade – Online Platform

DIT has launched an online platform which contains a live directory of exporting opportunities. HMG is putting potential business directly in touch with potential customers overseas. Since its launch, nearly 150,000 exporting opportunities have been advertised on this platform. Full details can be found here

CyBOK project: Public consultation now open – HUMAN FACTORS knowledge area

We are very pleased to announce that the next Knowledge Area (KA) – Human Factors – is now open for public review.  This will be for a period of 4 weeks from 11 June 2019 to 12 July 2019 inclusive.

The Knowledge Area can be accessed at and your feedback is welcomed via  All feedback, big or small, is valued so please do take this opportunity to provide us with your thoughts.

Please continue to visit the CyBOK website for project updates and KA releases.

For further information and to submit KA feedback, contact the team directly via  Please also use this email if you no longer want us to hold your details.

DSEI Japan call for papers extended – submit your speaking proposal before 28 June

The first ever DSEI Japan Conference will provide an opportunity to deep dive into the key issues shaping Asia-Pacific defence and security capabilities.

If you would like to be considered as a speaker please complete your submission before 28 June. 

>>Submit your paper here

The DSEI Japan conference will feature two streams organised around the four core themes of:

  • Combating the threats of the new era: measures against space, cyber, and electronic warfare
  • Responding to airborne threats: strengthening air and missile defence capability
  • The freedom of navigation in the Indo-Pacific region: maintaining and enhancing free and open maritime order
  • Technologies and overseas transfer of defence equipment

DSEI Japan is a peer reviewed conference. Technical, policy and concept development papers from across the research and development community are welcomed, along with those from the defence and security military and other communities. Presentations or papers that are focused solely on the promotion of a product or service are considered inappropriate; papers that promote the unique technical or conceptual aspects of new products, products in development, or services are considered appropriate.

More information about the conference, including how to submit your paper, can be found here.

Neuro-diverse Training Course needs speakers – Deadline: 18 July 2019

The UK Cyber Security Forum (UKCSF) provides a free training and support service for unemployed neuro-diverse adults looking for careers in cyber security.

People considered to be neuro-diverse often have skills that are well suited to cyber security. They can often outperform neuro-typicals in focused, detailed work and at recognising unusual patterns of data.

UKCSF provides a 12-week pre-employment training package directly relevant to the demands of the modern-day profession. The course, held in Worcester, is led by an industry expert, a specialist teacher and a neuro-diverse IT professional, along with guest lecturers from the wider industry. UKCSF provides a conducive learning environment for neuro-diverse individuals looking to train and work in cyber security. Currently there is little support to develop these skills which means many talented individuals are out of work.

The training course provides:-
• An online training platform in collaboration with Immersive Labs
• Hands on course content delivered by industry expert trainers
• Workplace training and help with communication skills
• Visits to companies and organisations
• Personal mentor scheme
• Support with creating an industry specific CV
• Provisional support in finding and applying for suitable vacancies

A new cohort starts on 18th July and here is a list of upcoming training days that the Forum have volunteer speaking slots for:-

1st – Network Foundation
8th – Linux
15th – Automation (Bash, Python, PowerShell)
22nd – Blue Team (Planning)
29th – Blue Team (Defending)

19th – Red Team (OSINT)
26th – Red Team (Attack Frameworks)

3rd – Risk
10th – Compliance
17th – Ethics
24th – CV interview skills and catch up

If you know anyone who is interested in speaking on any of these topics please let the UK Cyber Security Forum know by contacting Tim Charrot on +44 (0)3300 882 752 or

DASA Call – Intelligent Ship, The Next Generation – Event: 19 June 2019

The Defence and Security Accelerator is delighted to invite you to the launch of Intelligent Ship – the Next Generation on 19 June 2019 in London.

Intelligent techniques and automation will have a significant impact across all aspects of Defence in the future and it is essential that Defence embraces the potential of intelligent systems, approaches and technology.

Intelligent ship will change the manufacture, design and operational capability of the UK Fleet. Exploiting Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Data Science to revolutionise not only how data and information is used, presented and interacted with, but also in how ships are designed, work together, are operated and manned. New technologies and approaches will drive a future fleet, made up of fundamentally different platform types, sizes and roles than of those seen in today’s Royal Navy.

Future threats are becoming more challenging both in terms of detectability, capability, speed and numbers, especially in a future operating environment that will certainly be congested, may be degraded or even denied. The ever growing data and information flows, while potentially providing more knowledge about a situation, also create a problem with potential information overload, which can lead to confusion, uncertainty and less effective or delayed decision making. This increasing data input is already challenging crew communications and their interactions with information systems, a trend which will become even more prevalent in the coming years.

The competition is split into 6 challenges:

Mission planning and decision aides
Information fusion
Sensor and information management
Novel human-machine interfaces
Human-machine teaming (in challenges 1-4)

Up to £4m has been allocated to this multi-phase competition.

More details can be found here:
The launch event can be booked here: