Outcome: In 2018 techUK worked with DIT on the implementation of the UK government’s Cyber Export Strategy, strengthening support to the UK’s leading cyber security firms with a focus on priority markets and sectors. As part of this work we hosted foreign delegations from Australia, the US and mainland Europe and facilitated one-to-one meetings between these delegations and techUK members. Through this work, techUK members were provided with export opportunities and helped in their aim to win business abroad
Outcome: In 2018, techUK ran a number of sessions on behalf of, or with, UK government departments in order for techUK members to stay up to speed with the latest cyber regulatory developments. This included sessions on DCMS’ ‘Secure by Design’ report, the National Cyber Security Skills Strategy and the support that government gives to UK cyber SMEs. We also ensured that we had NCSC representation at the vast majority of our events. This ensured that techUK members are fully aware of where government spending on cyber security is allocated and are engaged with government’s cyber growth initiatives.
Outcome: In 2018, government published its ‘Secure by Design’ report. This included a Code of Practice for consumer Internet of Things (IoT) security for manufacturers, with guidance for consumers on smart devices at home. techUK led the tech industry’s response to the review and brought together manufacturers and cyber security to inform a balanced approach to IoT regulation.
techUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow. Around 850 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 networks
• Reducing business costs and risks
techUK is the trading name for Information Technology Telecommunications and Electronics Association, a company limited by guarantee.