The hint of a silver lining in the dark clouds of cyber attacks on the U.K….:
Cyber-security expertise as a UK specialisation is being made more explicit later today (Monday 26 March) when International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox launches the UK government’s new Cyber Security Export Strategy to promote UK expertise and strengthen defence capabilities in the UK and allied countries.
A statement from the Department for International Trade references recent cyber-attacks threatening NATO countries as well as large global and UK organisations before urging businesses from UK and allied countries to ensure they have the best security possible.
Exports from the UK’s 800 cyber security companies were valued at £1.5 billion in 2016, and with global spend on cyber-security forecast to exceed £759 billion by 2021, the move is intended to ensure the UK wins an increasing share of this fast growing market.
This new Export Strategy is described as supporting the ongoing work of the 2016 National Cyber Security Strategy which provided £1.9 billion of investment in cyber-capabilities, much of it via the public facing GCHQ spin-off, the National Cyber Security Centre.