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The Spring 2024 Defensive Cyber industry day is a chance for our industry partners to understand the Defence Digital intent on future capability challenges and delivery strategy. There will be central briefings from the Defensive Cyber programmes on current status and future procurement pipeline activities in 2024, plus an update from Digital Identity for Defence.  There will be some themed discussions in the afternoon on relevant topics linked to the Defensive Cyber Operations programme and Cyber Resilience Programme including cyber platform infrastructure, vulnerability management, Secure by Design next steps and options for the future Close Support Partner.



Arrival and networking




Defence Cyber Strategy Update


CRP update and procurement pipeline


DCO update and procurement pipeline


Break (Refreshments)


Digital Identity update


Q&A Session





Themes for discussion:

  • Platform as a Service
  • Cyber Close Support Partner
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Secure by Design evolution/resourcing




Fred Sugden

Fred Sugden

Associate Director, Defence and National Security, techUK

Dan Patefield

Dan Patefield

Head of Cyber and National Security, techUK

Jill Broom

Jill Broom

Programme Manager, Cyber Security, techUK

Annie Collings

Annie Collings

Programme Manager, Cyber Security and Central Government, techUK

Tracy Modha

Team Assistant - Markets, techUK

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