Excellence at hand
With a 46,700 strong expert workforce, global leadership in research and development and strong collaborative and service-led practices, the UK stands out for its comprehensive and holistic cyber security offering.
Great for growth
The UK is the largest and most concentrated cyber security market in Europe. From incubators in Cheltenham to accelerators in Manchester and Edinburgh, vibrant hotspots in cyber innovation are expanding rapidly.
Open for business
A positive regulatory framework is in place to facilitate international partnerships, while the UK National Security Strategy is supercharging cyber security innovation with £1.9bn in funding.
The UK National Cyber Security Centre
Launched in 2016, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) provides globally recognised accreditation and certification to UK industry, products and services. UK businesses and individuals have access to its world-class user friendly expertise and support.
Darktrace: a unicorn to the rescue
In 2017 the WannaCry virus attacked over 200,000 computers around the world. It was the biggest cyber-attack of its kind in history. UK cyber security unicorn Darktrace deployed its “network immune system”: AI tech that mimics the human response to viruses, and stopped the virus in its tracks. The company is valued at £3bn in 2021.
Accelerating Cyber Security with Tech Nation
The UK’s national scale-up programme Tech Nation is working hard to secure the future for us all with cyber security companies specialising in everything from predicting risk to countering fake merchandise. It receives around 80% of its funding from UK government.
Training the best, worldwide
PGI’s Cyber Academy specialises in UK government-certified practitioner training. PGI has trained educators and built learning infrastructure for government partners such as KADDB in Jordan and MDEC in Malaysia, who now deliver their own cyber security training.