Latest Opportunities

CyberUK 2020 Sponsorship Packages Available

Published on: 10 Jan, 2020

As has been previously announced, the NCSC is hosting its annual flagship event, CYBERUK, in Wales in 2020.

The event will take place at the International Convention Centre, Wales on 19-20 May 2020. This event would not be the success it is without genuine collaboration and the support of our industry partners.

As a previous sponsor or exhibitor you will be aware of the range of opportunities available to suit every budget. Sponsoring CYBERUK puts you front of mind of the most senior and valuable leaders and professionals in cyber security; and you will position your company as a thought leader on the issues that delegates are discussing. Many sponsorship packages also include exhibition space, allowing you to continue the conversation with delegates during formal breaks and between sessions.

We are currently unable to release the full sponsorship and exhibitor brochure for CYBERUK 2020 due to the pre-election period, which limits announcements made by government departments.

To discuss available packages in more detail, please contact the Sponsorship and Exhibition Team on or call 0117 906 4554.

The deadline for registering for our main content sponsorship packages is Wednesday 11 December.

CYBERUK Sponsorship and Exhibition Team

SANS Institute Training in Manchester – Events: 24 – 29 Feb 2020

Published on: 10 Jan, 2020

Following the success of the SANS Training in Cardiff in September, the Institute is following up with 5 Cyber Security Training courses in Manchester, easily accessible for members of the North Wales Cyber Security Clusters.

SANS is recognised around the world as the best place to develop the deep, hands-on cyber security skills most needed right now. Join us for SANS Manchester February 2020 for immersion training that will provide you with the skills to defend your organisation against security breaches and prevent future attacks.


SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style
SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling
SEC545: Cloud Security Architecture and Operations
SEC555: SIEM with Tactical Analytics
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking

Our mission at SANS is to deliver cutting-edge information security knowledge and skills to all students in order to protect people and assets At the heart of everything we do is the SANS Promise: Students will be able to use the new skills they have learned as soon as they return to work. See that promise in action at SANS Manchester February 2020.

To book on one of these courses go to

International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ICCWS) – Event: 31 Mar 2020

Published on: 7 Jan, 2020

National Centre for Cyber Security (NCCS) is an R&D initiative of Government of Pakistan to promote research and human resource development in the fields of Cyber Security. NCCS in technical co-sponsorship and joint collaboration with IEEE Islamabad Section (R-10) is organizing a three days conference event, i.e. ICCWS-2020; to invite researchers and practitioners around the World to share their original research ideas and experiences related to the state-of-the-art as well as the emerging areas of Cyber Security.

ICCWS-2020 will include high-quality and focused technical program on Cyber Security with keynote talks from prominent industry and academia experts. The conference will also feature an attractive Lab-to-Market Event aimed at industry practitioners, vendors and local start-up companies.

Paper Submission Deadline: 31st January 2020
Notification of Acceptance: 29th February 2020
Camera Ready Submission: 22nd March 2020

HOW TO SUBMIT THE PAPER: Please submit your papers at:

UK Cyber Forum Update – 22 December 2019

Published on: 22 Dec, 2019

Good afternoon

Here are some opportunities which may be of interest to you:

Survey to scope an accreditation scheme for SME cyber security consultancy

Short Notice – needed by 8th January

IASME have been asked by NCSC to scope a proposal for accrediting independent cyber security consultants to provide advice to Sole Traders and SMEs.  The advice would be associated with proactively protecting themselves against commodity-level cyber threats.  The timeframe for this work is extremely tight and so we need responses to this short questionnaire by 8th January 2020.

Currently, the NCSC’s Certified Cyber Security Consultancy scheme focuses on providing services to large organisations that have complex IT systems which may be targeted by bespoke attacks, the impact of which would be significant. However, it does not provide an accredited service to protect SMEs and Sole Traders.

As you know, lots of SMEs need advice and guidance on the wider cyber security issues but at the moment there is no way they can differentiate between knowledgeable consultants and those who are just selling snake oil. The government has recognised that there needs to be a trusted, regulated set of advisors / consultants who know what they are talking about and who are suitable for SMEs.  This will then allow SMEs to find proper advice from organisations like you.

Our aim is to scope out a scheme which would be achievable and affordable for the smallest of cyber security consultancy to attain the NCSC certified consultant accreditation and be officially recognised as giving trusted advice.

If your customers include SMEs and/or Sole Traders, please could you help us better understand the needs of these groups by completing this survey:

We would also value the opportunity to talk to you in more detail about this.  There is an opportunity to take part in a short interview, details are at the end of the survey.

We would also like to get the views of as many SME and Sole Trader businesses as possible.  If you deal with any SMEs, we would be most grateful if you could forward the following email to them by your normal channels:

________Start of Message________

We have been asked to contact you, to enquire if you would be prepared to take part in a national survey on the availability of cyber security advisory services.  The timeframe for this work is extremely tight and so we need responses to this short questionnaire by 8th January 2020.

The survey is being conducted by The IASME Consortium Ltd on behalf of the government department for cyber security, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).  Its aim is to understand if there is a need for a government accredited cyber security consultancy service for businesses like yours.

The survey should only take 5 – 10 minutes of your time.  If you are willing to take part, please complete the survey by following this link:

All information will be treated as confidential.

If you have any questions, please contact IASME on 0330 882 752 or

Many thanks in advance for your help with this.

<Your name>

________End of Message________

Many thanks in advance for your help with this.  Please let IASME know if you have any questions or concerns (

ISACA building business resilience briefing paper

If you would like a copy of the ISACA building business resilience briefing paper and ACCA’s survey results, in relation to the Cyber Resilience Workshop 3 that was held with the support of ISACA at Aston University on 11th November please let me know and I will email it over (

GISEC 2020 – DIT Pavilion

Expressions of interest by 10 January 2020

The Department for International Trade will for a third year running take a stand at the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC) in Dubai from 6 – 8 April 2020. We are inviting expressions of interest from UK companies who would be interested in exhibiting on the DIT pavilion by 10 January 2020.

Companies are advised to submit expressions of interest as soon as possible as places are very limited.

Companies exhibiting on the UK pavilion will benefit from:

  • A ‘pod’ exhibition stand on the UK Pavilion
  • Introductions from DIT staff, to delegates visiting the exhibition.
  • An advance briefing from embassy staff on doing business in the UAE
  • Inclusion in UK marketing material, including a Pavilion brochure
  • Promotion to local and international media

How to sign up 
DIT will charge companies a fee of £3500 + 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 the Gulf region and any future plans.
  • An overview of the capability you plan to exhibit/ export to the region.

For further information and to register your interest please contact  Mohamed Ali, +44 207 215 2870

The deadline for expressions of interest is 10 January 2020.  We will aim to respond to all applications by 7 February 2020

Representation on Cyber Growth Partnership

Melanie Oldham, CEO of Bobs Business, has been invited by DCMS to join the Cyber Growth Partnership to represent SMEs at that forum.  If you would like her to raise anything on your behalf then please do let her know via

Up to 15 Studentships available at: EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (Cyber Security)

Deadline: 6th January 2020 

The Universities of Bath and Bristol offer a unique interdisciplinary EPSRC centre for doctoral training (CDT) in Cyber Security to tackle trust, identity, privacy and security (TIPS) issues in the large-scale, hyper-connected infrastructures of the present and the future.

Students gain hands-on experience of realistic large-scale infrastructures in our state-of-the-art critical infrastructure and Internet of Things test-bed – one of the few facilities of its kind internationally.  Industrial placements and masterclasses delivered by leading academic and industry figures are offered to students.

We are seeking to recruit students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including (but not limited to): computer science, psychology, management, electrical and electronics engineering, civil engineering, criminology and social sciences. The most critical requirement is a passion for cyber security and the desire to make our connected world secure and hence safe.

If you have or expect to gain at least a 2.1, are willing to work across disciplinary boundaries and inform your research from different perspectives, we offer fully funded studentships for 4 years  (£18,000 tax free stipend per year, fees and £2500 per year for related travel).

Happy Christmas from us all at UK Cyber Security Forum! We hope 2020 is a happy year for you and your families!

DEFEXPO India with DIT – Event: 5-8 February 2020

Published on: 20 Dec, 2019

DEFEXPO India will take place at Lucknow (Uttea pradesh state, Northern India) from February 5 – 8, 2020. This will be the 11th instalment of the biennial exhibition and associated conferences. In keeping with the themes for DEFEXPO 2018 in Chennai, DEFEXPO will again cover the complete spectrum of the country’s aerospace, defence and security interests.

DEFEXPO 2020 is sure to bring the leading technologies in the defence sector under one roof and provide a myriad of opportunities for government, private manufacturers, startups and the entire space. If you have long term goals in India or the wider Asia region, this edition of the show will be an invaluable source of ground level intelligence and insight that you are not going to pick up from a distance.

DIT DSO Services:

1. Equipment/Product on Stand. Have your equipment on the DSO Stand and be represented by a member of EST. In addition 250 brochures and a marketing video to complement our military advisors briefing to international delegations.

2. Brochure Service. An opportunity to place 250 of your company brochures on the DSO Stand.

3. Soldier on Stand. Have serving EST military staff join your stand for the week, to provide an objective ‘end user’ perspective on your product and services and provide a seamless link back to the DSO focus for international delegation management.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this excellent opportunity, in any form, please do not hesitate to contact me. To aid planning, and at no obligation, it would be appreciated if you could express your interest by close of business 15 December 2019 by contacting:

WO2 Dave Chappell
Export Support Team,
Horne Barracks,
SP4 8QE.

Exhibit in the Welsh Government Stand at FIC – Event: 28-30 January 2020

Published on: 11 Dec, 2019

For the International Cyber Forum in Lille (FIC) next January (28-30th) the Welsh Government will have a booth.

As part of the deal, we managed to get places for four partners to co-exhibit with us and I’d be keen to know if any cluster members would like to join us.

The agreement includes for each company :
* Logo and description of the company on our website, mobile app and in our programme brochure
* 5 partner badges: a partner badge includes the possibility to see, contact and arrange appointments with all the registered visitors to the FIC (13,000 to 14,000 registered visitors in January). And during the exhibition, by connecting to your account with the mobile app, to directly scan visitors with your mobile and generate qualified leads for your CRM.

In terms of hospitality, we could fund a single member of the cluster to come to the event however other companies would need to pay their own travel and accommodation fees.

I think FIC could be a great opportunity to promote Wales ecosystem and for our companies to show themselves on the international stage.

For information, the booth is not enormous but would provide us with a great base and since the companies that join can arrange meetings around FIC, we won’t all want to be at the stand for the entire event anyway.

Anyone who is interested can contact me directly on:-

Jordan James
Welsh Government | Business Development Executive | British Embassy
Tel: +33 1 44 51 31 55 | Email:

DIT Physical Security at Public Areas Seminar – Deadline: 12 January 2020

Published on: 11 Dec, 2019

Physical security event at the British Embassy Helsinki

The Department for International Trade (DIT), in association with the British Embassy Helsinki invites you to a seminar and showcase on physical security and critical national infrastructure protection.

In response to the increased local needs for physical security products, DIT Finland is organising a one-day event at the British Embassy Helsinki to highlight British experience in this area.

You will have the opportunity to showcase your products to a wide range of Finnish stakeholders, including buyers, distributors and end-customers. There will also be networking opportunities with Finnish participants, UK specialists and peers throughout the day. The programme includes presentations from UK and Finnish experts who will discuss challenges of public area safety in today’s world.

Programme outline:
* Light lunch and table-top exhibition
* Welcome words
* Presentation by Speaker from Counter Terrorism Command, Heathrow Airport (TBC)
* Company presentations (5 min each)
* Briefing by Finnish Ministry of Interior
* Company presentations (5 min each)
* Coffee break and table-top exhibition
* Presentation of UK CNPI by Robert Barnes DSO
* Company presentations (5 min each)
* Buffet dinner and networking

Date & Time: Wednesday, 12th February 2020 12.00 – 17.30
Venue: British Ambassador’s Residence, Itäinen Puistotie 15, Helsinki
Sign-up deadline: 12th January 2020
Costs: £600 including VAT per company (max 2 delegates)
Contact: Venla Vainio-Puhju, Senior Trade Adviser T: +358 50 566 7580 E:

Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), Florida – Event: 11-14 May 2020

Published on: 10 Dec, 2019

SOFIC is a leading Industry Conference & Exhibition in the USA focusing Special Operations Forces (SOF) providing a unique platform to engage with the US and international SOF community on a vast range of capabilities and products.

This event gives unrivalled access to the complete range of US Special forces with links to the Department of Defense (DoD) within the US Market. In addition to this, SOFIC offers live demonstrations, networking and close engagement with exhibitors whilst also attracting a considerable number of international attendance

DIT DSO has successfully coordinated the UK Pavilion at the event for a number of years with positive feedback from attending UK companies.

We currently have 12 spaces available to exhibit (£3,500 + VAT)

For further information and to express an interest to be part of the UK pavilion for this show, please do not hesitate to contact me on my email address which is or speak with any of my colleagues below:-

Mark Goldby
0207 215 8362
Assistant Head Americas

Laurence Goodwin
0207 215 8185
USA Desk Officer

Dominic McNeice
0207 215 8195
Team Leader Events & Exhibitions

Antony Fletcher
01 202-802-4999
US Embassy Washington DC

Capt James Pugh
UK British Army Adviser
Adam Thomas
0207 215 8467

Cardiff University’s TechFest 2020 – Event: 19 February 2020

Published on: 10 Dec, 2019

Join us at the newly refurbished Turing Suite in the heart of Cardiff University’s School of Computer Science on Wednesday 19 February 2020, 11:00 – 15:00, for our annual TechFest!

TechFest, now in its second year, is a recruitment event aimed at Cardiff University students interested in pursuing a career in the technology sector.
This innovative employability event recognises the demand and growth of the digital technology sector in the UK and South Wales and, following last year’s success, is firmly established as a key event in our Spring events calendar.

Is TechFest for you?

TechFest is a MUST ATTEND event for employer who want to raise their profile and promote technology/digital based graduate roles, internships and placement opportunities to our talented, diverse and work-ready students. You do not need to have an established graduate recruitment scheme to attend this event, our students also want to find out about graduate level opportunities within local employers, SMEs and start-up businesses.

Benefits of attending:

Future-proof your recruitment strategy: Identify talent and meet over 400 students studying Computer Science, Software Engineering, Data Science, Data Analytics and a range of STEM, Business and Humanities degrees with a genuine passion for working in the Tech sector.
Develop your talent pipeline and add value to your business by engaging with students who are motivated to develop their skills through internships, placements and work experience.
Showcase your company or organisation as a key technology employer in the Welsh capital or South Wales region.
100% of employers who attended TechFest in Spring 2019 found the event worthwhile.
Facilitate early engagement with second and penultimate year students and build up early brand awareness.
Network with over 30 other organisations, ranging from large multi-national consultancies, Fintech companies, public sector organisations and technology start-ups.
What’s in it for you?

A cost-effective promotional opportunity; stands are just £350 + VAT for private and public companies and £150 + VAT for organisations with a registered charity number.

This year’s fair will include a Start-Up Zone and a Fintech Zone which will showcase a range of start-up businesses, microbusinesses and Fintech companies. If your organisation falls into this category, please email Ffion Thomas ( to discuss booking your stand.

All exhibitors receive a stand area, table, tablecloth, 2 chairs and Wi-Fi access, plus an online web link and listing online and in the ‘Event Guide’. Refreshments and lunch will also be provided.

Bookings are now open. You can book your place at the fair by creating or logging into your existing account and completing our online booking form here.

Cyber Defence School Tender, Brazil – Deadline: 7 January 2019

Published on: 6 Dec, 2019

I would like to share with you that Foreign and Commonwealth Office have just published the tender process for a project with the Cyber Defence School in Brazil.

Suppliers should be able to access the tender on Bravo platform through the link
You can find the European Union tender notice with more details here

The chosen company will work with the Military School to provide training and certification to the instructors and the students at the school.

Hope this is an opportunity that you can share with your network in the UK.

Best Regards
Felipe Galoro | Technology & Smart Cities
British Consulate General | Av. Agamenon Magalhães, 4775 | CEP 50070-160 | Recife – PE | Brazil

DIMDEX 2020 DIT Pavilion – Deadline: 13 December 2019

Published on: 3 Dec, 2019

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. The Department for International Trade, Defence & Security Organisation (DIT DSO) and the Society for Maritime Industries (SMI) are organising the UK Group of exhibitors on a Group Pavilion.

Flyer 1: Opportunities in the Middle East & North Africa
The Society of Maritime Industries will be hosting a briefing by DIT DSO Naval & Defence staff and UK Defence staff in country. It will cover the regional background and context, specific opportunities and arrangements for the exhibition itself. This event will take place at the SMI, London on Tuesday 10th December 2019. Further details are contained in the flyer. The Deadline for registration is Friday 6th December 2019.

Flyer 2: Dimdex 2020
DIT DSO in partnership with the SMI are organising UK Group of exhibitors in a dedicated UK Group Pavilion at the Dimdex 2020. This event will be taking place at the Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar from 16th – 18th March 2020. Further details are contained in the flyer. The Deadline for registration is Friday 13th December 2019.

If you have any queries please direct them to:

DIT DSO – Dominic Mcneice: T: 020 7215 8195 / E:
SMI – Ava Catton: T: 020 7448 7021 / E:

AESIN Automotive Cyber Resilience Workshop – Event: 11 December 2019

Published on: 29 Nov, 2019

USW are hosting an event at their Treforest campus on 11 December in conjunction with Thales on Automotive Cyber Resilience.

This event is free to attend and may be of interest to anyone working in the cyber resilience field – particularly the automotive industry.

The agenda is:
10.00 – 10.30 Registration (coffee)
10.30 – 10.40 Welcome (University of South Wales or nominee)
10.40 – 11.00 The Standards Landscape (Peter Davies – BSI Lead Researcher)
11.00 – 11.20 The Automotive Cyber Resilience Problem (TBC Automotive)
11.20 – 11.50 The CyRes methodology (Peter Davies AESIN Security Lead)
11.50 – 12.20 Examples of areas of research potentially applicable to CyRes; examples from Forensics (Gareth Davies – University of South Wales)
12.20 – 12.30 Questions
12.30 -13.00 Lunch and networking
13.00 – 13.50 Discussion and opportunity to present potential areas of research (all)
13.50 -14.00 Wrap up (University of South Wales or nominee / Peter Davies)

Supported by Queens University Belfast, University of South Wales, University of Edinburgh and the Turing Institute and with further support from BSI, this series of workshops is designed to:

* Present and discuss the limitations with existing standards in meeting the requirements of the Automotive and other mobility industries worldwide,, and
* Present the methodology proposed by AESIN, UK Automotive Council and Zenzic to achieve operationalizable and legally sustainable cyber resilience, and
* In the context of that methodology set out the research agenda and give examples of applying the outcomes of existing and potential research in support of the methodology

Eventbrite link:

Trade Mission to USA – Deadline: 11 December 2019

Published on: 28 Nov, 2019

I thought this Audience of the Future mission to the USA next March organised by EEN and Innovate UK may be of interest to the Cluster.

The Mission is aimed at Small and Medium sized Enterprises who are working with Immersive Technology, such as Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Haptics, advanced Visualisations and other sensory interfaces. The programme is designed to showcase innovative UK businesses to the US market and help build relationships with partners in the region. The fully-funded programme consists of a preparation phase in the UK, a 6-day visit to San Francisco & SXSW in Austin, and subsequent follow-up support to help your business accelerate growth.

Please note that the deadline for applications is 11th December.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Best Regards,
Dave Guite | Innovation & Funding Specialist
Enterprise Europe Network (Swansea University), Research, Innovation and Engagement Services (REIS), Singleton Park, Swansea, Wales SA2 8PP

Reforming the Computer Misuse Act Roundtable – Event: 13 January 2020

Published on: 28 Nov, 2019

techUK is supporting the cross-industry campaign ‘Making the Computer Misuse Act 1990 fit for the 21st century’. At 30 years old this key component of UK cyber-crime law has not kept pace with technological advances and is now outdated. Its legal ambiguity creates barriers for the UK’s cyber security industry. The campaign, led by NCC Group, is urging the UK Government to reform the legislation and ensuring UK companies are able to compete on a level international playing field and foster better collaboration between industry and Government.

This session will be an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the challenges posed by the current legislation and what the campaign hopes to achieve.

For more details and to book a place, see more.

Global Cybersecurity Innovation Summit, the British Museum – Event: 30 January 2020

Published on: 28 Nov, 2019

Join us at The Global Cybersecurity Innovation Summit on January 30, 2020 at the British Museum

The Global Cybersecurity Innovation Summit focuses on providing thought leadership and building international public-private partnerships that will improve the protection of our respective homeland’s critical infrastructures, national security and economic interests.

Our Objective is to build and maintain international communities of interest and trust that foster vital information sharing, broad awareness and the application of our nation’s most innovative technologies to enable a prosperous safer and more secure homeland for the United States, United Kingdom and our trusted allies. The US Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate supports this event along with Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) as the UK representative.

To Register

Cyber Security Sandpit with Swansea University – Event: 23 January 2020

Published on: 19 Nov, 2019

Swansea University are inviting Cluster members to submit ideas for collaborative projects.

The university has set aside some money to fund their participation in industry driven projects. If you have a challenge, idea or opportunity that could benefit from input from students, researchers and/or faculty then feel free to tap into this free resource.

The Team will be running an event to explore these projects on 23 January 2020 at the Swansea Bay Campus and they welcome your ideas between now and then.

For more information have a look at:

Send your proposals to:

In a nutshell:
• £15K funds available for 3-4 months projects
• 3–4 projects will be funded

• Industry driven: academics will collaborate with you and address your challenge!

Company Name:
Contact Name:
Contact Email:
Contact Telephone Number:
Project Title:
Project Description:

Digital Health mission to South Korea – Deadline: 6 December 2019

Published on: 15 Nov, 2019

*Diagnostics: image recognition, symptoms checkers, risk stratification
*Knowledge generation: drug discovery, pattern recognition, increased understanding of causality
*System efficiency: optimisation of care pathways, prediction of ‘Do Not Attends’, identification of staffing requirements
*P4 medicine: prediction of deterioration, personalised treatments, preventative advice

South Korea is the 11th largest global economy and one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world. Its digital health market is rapidly growing: valued at GBP 2.4bn in 2015, it is expected to almost double by 2020 with a forecast market value of GBP 4.4bn.

*Explore the digital health and innovation landscape in South Korea
*Get a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities of doing business in South Korea
*Attend the Korea International Medical & Hospital Equipment Show (KIMES)
*Find potential innovation partners in the UK and overseas
*Improve your company pitch to international partners and investors

Please contact Dave Guite, Innovation & Funding Specialist, Enterprise Europe Network (Swansea University)

UK-NL Cyber & Fintech Summit, The Hague – Event: 20 February 2020

Published on: 13 Nov, 2019

In partnership with the Welsh Government, the British Embassy The Hague is pleased to invite you to the UK-NL Cyber & Fintech Summit on 20 February 2020; the CFS2020.

CFS2020 will combine technological challenges in AI, Data Management and Security, Cybercrime and Regulation on the intersection of Cyber and Fintech. In the aftermath of our Cyber Security and Fintech events in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, we’re expecting around 1000 attendants for what promises to be an action packed summit that brings together business, government and academia from both the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

The summit will bring together the whole UK and NL Cyber Security and Fintech network to share new and upcoming technologies between the two countries, discuss best practice policy practices and – of course – do business. At previous editions, attendees and speakers featured senior UK and Dutch officials and thought leaders, including ministers of economic affairs and security, a former prime minister, board and C-level executives from large multinationals and institutions such as ING, BT, the NATO NCIA and many others.

For more information, please take a look at our website: In case you’re interested, we’ve also got a couple of slides for sponsorship opportunities at

CFS2020 will take place in the wonderful high-rise New Babylon building in The Hague, next to the central station and at 29 minutes from Schiphol airport by train.

We are looking forward to hear from you!

For more information please contact Huw Roberts, Regional Manager Trade & Investment, Europe, Welsh Government EU Office, Rond-Point Schuman 11, B-1040 Brussels

UK Cyber Forum Update – 1 November 2019

Published on: 1 Nov, 2019

Good morning

You may have noticed that the frequency of these bulletins has dropped significantly over the last few months. I’m sorry about that! Many of you will know that I also run IASME who has won the tender to be the sole Cyber Essentials Partner from April 2020. While this is really great news and very exciting for us, it means I currently have very little time to send out the news letters. I will still aim to do this when I can or if there is a particular news or offer which might be of interest to you.

Here are some opportunities you may be interested in

RSA Conference – San Francisco (24th to 28th February 2020)
Short Notice deadline

I would like to make you aware of an upcoming DIT cyber security trade mission to Moscone Center San Francisco in February 2020

RSA conference 2020 is one of the worlds largest Cyber Security conference and exhibition. For almost 30 years, RSA has been leading within the Cyber sector attracting over 700 exhibitors and 43,000 visitors. Good exposure to this event will enable UK businesses to develop an understanding of the US market with interaction with buyers and leading US organisations. This will be a great opportunity to pitch your products, network, building relationships and engage with key decision makers.

Please find attached the official website:-

Please could you let me know if you would be interested in this event? If so, please could you express your interest via email before Thursday 31st October.

For further practical details on the event, please contact either of the two DIT contacts below:
Peter Thompson ( Assistant Head Cyber Security Americas & Europe) –
Beth Vaccarezza (Acting Head of Space, USA | Vice Consul – Aerospace, Defence & Cyber Security)

The London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement (LORCA) has launched an open call for its fourth cohort of technology and cyber innovators. LORCA are inviting high potential innovators to apply if their solutions align to one of their three innovation themes: Connected Economy, Connected Everyone and Connected Everything.

Information about LORCA’s challenge areas and a link to the application portal can be found at or by reading this news story.

Innovate UK Smart Grants: October 2019
Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations that can make a significant impact on the UK economy

Cyber Zone at International Security Expo 2019
3-4 December, Olympia London

The dedicated exhibition space features a techUK pavilion providing visitors an area to source solutions, products and resources that will enhance the digital security of your business.

Speakers include:
2x Senior Representatives, NCSC
Dr Henry Pearson, UK Cyber Security Ambassador to the US, DIT
Jenny Radcliffe, The People Hacker

UK Cyber Security Forum have exclusive free passes for all their members

Find out more about what’s on at
Register your free visitor pass at –

Cyber Resilience Workshop 11th November
IAAC is holding its third workshop in the cyber resilience series on 11th November 2019 at Aston University. This event will be held jointly with ISACA with the kind support of Aston University.

The workshop will apply elements of systems thinking and soft systems methodology to cyber resilience. It will draw on the previous workshops, though there is no requirement to have attended them to fully participate in this one. The first looked at culture and cyber resilience. The second looked at a ‘compliance eco-system’ – its elements and how it might function. Both reports from these workshops are available at:

The programme for the third workshop will be:

0930 – registration and coffee
1000 – introduction
1010 – split into groups – exercise one. Confirm problem issue using Laddering Technique.
1100 – Coffee
1120 – Exercise two – draw a rich picture representing the factors influencing the adoption of cyber resilient behaviours
1220 – brief back
1315 – Lunch
1400 – Exercise three – implication for interventions – ‘what if we did this’ scenarios using Cognitive Map.
1500 – tea and brief back
1600 – close.

The outcome of this workshop will be to understand the relationships between the elements in the system, so we can make effective interventions in shaping cyber resilience behaviours.

If you would like to attend, please contact Space is limited so early registration is encouraged. The specific venue details will be released nearer the event.

UKSec summit
Next week 5th & 6th November

The UKSec summit dedicates itself to the service sector, crafted by our peers and senior security experts from across some of the UK’s largest services sectors including; Finance & Banking, Healthcare, Insurance, Wholesale & Retail, Transport and Logistics, together with cyber security innovators and regulators to safeguard the future of our industry.

Over two days you will have the unparalleled opportunity to build information sharing partnerships with solution providers and senior security executives from service giants across the UK. This means you will access a valuable range of perspectives – investigating new ideas whilst learning from success cases and leaving with a set of viable, actionable insights. For more information or to register, visit

Aviation Security Outward Mission to Mexico – Deadline: 20 November 2019

Published on: 29 Oct, 2019

Airports/Aviation Security & Critical National Infrastructure Protection Outward Mission to Mexico, taking place 25-28 November 2019 in Mexico City.

The core programme participation fee is £755 (there is no VAT charge).

The Department for International Trade (DIT) in collaboration with HMG’s Prosperity Fund (NON ODA) offers a unique opportunity for UK companies with experience in airports and aviation security, and CNIP for oil and gas to meet key Mexican stakeholders and decision-makers, and showcase their expertise at the UK-CANAERO Day, and the VIP CNIP for Oil and Gas Day, all focused on sharing UK knowledge and finding synergies between both markets. CANAERO is the National Air Transport Chamber in Mexico, an autonomous institution composed of more than 60 members, grouping national and international airlines, freight companies, air taxis, and service providers in Mexico, among others.

UK-CANAERO day is a half-day seminar to exchange technical experiences and best practices with a view of supporting the needs of CANAERO members, as well as the growth of the national airport network and the new Government strategy. This is an event coordinated between CANAERO and the British Embassy in Mexico City.
The participation fee includes translation, transportation to and from meetings, and four nights’ accommodation in Mexico City (for one person per company, Wi-Fi and continental breakfast). Delegates will cover return air travel, and subsistence costs (dinners and incidentals, transport airport-hotel-airport).

The VIP CNIP for Oil and Gas Day is arranged in partnership with the Federal Protection Service, the Public Security Ministry and the State owned Oil and Gas company Pemex. All these entities, plus the DGs of public security of the states with oil and gas facilities and operations will attend. The event will take place at “Los Pinos” which is the former Presidential Offices and Residence complex, now a Museum.

For more information, or to apply to attend, please contact Gisela Gonzalez at the British Embassy Mexico City:

Gisela Gonzalez
DIT Mexico Head of the Security, Defence and Aerospace Sectors