Cyber security

From online banking to smart fridges and autonomous cars: demand for secure technology grows every day. Long established as pioneers in computer science, the UK is home to cutting-edge research, a great arsenal of expertise, great investment opportunities and the world’s most trusted security solutions.

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.

Visualisation of Cheltenham Cyber Park

Cheltenham Cyber Park

£8.9bn

UK annual turnover 2019

19

UK Universities certified Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

No.1

the UK is the best market for growth and VC investment in Europe

£1.9bn

investment into Cyber Security by 2021 as part of the UK’s National Cyber Security Strategy

+46k

expert employees in UK Cyber Security, up 37% since 2018

+1400

active UK cyber security companies, and growing rapidly

A nation of pioneers

The UK is proud to be home to many a computer science legend: Alan Turing, the great mind behind early artificial intelligence, Ada Lovelace, who invented the algorithm and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the world wide web. Today’s UK cyber security pioneers are innovating at pace to secure the future.

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.

Next steps

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