Today the Department for International Trade launched a new Cyber Security Export Strategy, as part of plans to promote the UK's world-leading expertise in cyber technology to markets around the world.

The Cyber Security Export Strategy sets out three commitments from the Department for International Trade to UK cyber companies:

    1. Pursue: in priority markets DIT will act as a trusted advisor to support UK companies bidding for major opportunities, primarily selling to overseas governments and critical national infrastructure providers.
    1. Enable: DIT will curate bespoke offers for the top buyers in these sectors worldwide, running trade missions and pitching UK companies to address identified capability gaps.
    1. Respond: to showcase the best of UK cyber security updated branding and marketing will be developed and deployed around the globe alongside new cyber security content on great.gov.uk

ADS welcomed the new strategy, which can help the sector continue to build on exports already worth £1.5bn a year.

Chief Executive Paul Everitt said:

Public and private organisations in the UK and around the world are facing rapidly evolving cyber security threats. In the UK we have a diverse range of companies able to provide world-leading expertise and innovation to combat these threats.

“The UK’s cyber security exports are already worth £1.5bn a year and we expect this area of activity to continue offering the strongest export growth in the security sector in the years ahead.

“This new strategy announced today can help the sector continue to grow, make a greater contribution to national prosperity, and protect the UK and our allies from threats in cyberspace.”

To see the full Cyber Security Export Strategy, visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cyber-security-export-strategy