The UK’s Security and Resilience Industry Suppliers Community (RISC) was formed in 2007, at the instigation of the Home Office. ADS is a founding member of, and currently provides the Secretariat for RISC.
A new website provides full information on the purpose, organisation and activities of RISC.
RISC acts as the principal channel of communication between the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism (OSCT) and the security sector on national security and resilience issues. It is an inclusive alliance of the trade associations and academic bodies which represent the security sector and includes over 4,000 companies.
By its nature, RISC reduces the fragmented way in which OSCT previously dealt with the sector and, in so doing, helps ensure the efficient and timely delivery of quality national security capabilities to government in support of the National Security Strategy and sub-strategies such as CONTEST.
What does RISC do?
RISC has been instrumental in:
- Supporting the development and implementation of industrial policy, including the government’s National Security Through Technology White Paper (February 2012) and Security Exports Strategy (February 2014).
- Undertaking capability surveys for government to inform R&D programmes, urgent requirements, government-to-government and exports.
- Advising the government on the security elements of the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.
- Developing bespoke briefings and engagement programmes for newly appointed British Ambassadors and High Commissioners.
- Supporting inward and outward missions.
- Developing initiatives such as the Security and Resilience Growth Partnership.
Since 2007, RISC has also worked with various other parts of the UK Government. RISC has actively worked with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Department for Transport (DfT) on private sector delivery of international capacity building projects.