Outcome: Throughout 2017, techUK members received specialist insight into public sector spending on cyber security, with Government departments conducting pre-procurement engagement with techUK’s cyber security group. Sessions have included two ‘Building Resilience in Local Government’ workshops with the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), a pre-procurement workshop with NHS Digital on their new Security Operations Centre (SOC) and a series of pre-procurement workshops with FCO Services, giving members the opportunity to partner with FCO Services to deliver world-leading tech solutions for Government.
Outcome: Throughout 2017, techUK held regular briefings with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in order to ensure that techUK members are able to engage with the Centre in a trusted environment. We have also been the major partner for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) (DCMS) in the implementation of its cyber growth initiatives (Future Cyber20, SME bootcamps, Innovation Centres) and have held an update from DCMS on the progress of the Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy.
Outcome: In 2017 techUK’s Cyber Security Group hosted workshops for members exploring the US, Bahrain, Brazilian and European markets for cyber security products and services. We also held consultation workshops with DIT as they developed their cyber security export strategy.
Outcome: Through the Cyber Security and Data Protection groups, techUK ran a series of sessions throughout the year on the GDPR and how it would affect its members. The team also held workshops with DCMS on the implementation of the NIS Directive, as well as responding to the DCMS consultation on how it will affect techUK members.
techUK's Cyber Security programme provides a forum for our industry to articulate and champion industry positions directly to Government.
techUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow. More than 900 companies are members of techUK. Collectively they employ approximately 700,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK. These companies range from leading FTSE 100 companies to new innovative start-ups. The majority of our members are small and medium-sized businesses.
techUK is committed to helping its members grow, by:
• Developing markets
• Developing relationships and networks
• Reducing business costs
• Reducing business risks.
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