First UK cyber security trade mission heads for India

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the UK in November 2015, Britain’s first cyber security delegation will visit India from October 11 to 15. The 5-day mission that is set to be headed for Mumbai and New Delhi, will be led by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI). The group will consist of representatives of 8 different firms from the country. The members of the party will also be present at the CyFy Conference being held at the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi.

The Indian conference dealing with cyber security and internet governance, is scheduled for October 14 to 16. It will play host to 55 speakers from 12 countries across the world. Topics such as surveillance, freedom of expression, security, enhanced implementation of technology in emerging as well as developing countries and more will be discussed at the event.

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With 92 million pounds exported to India last year alone, the UK became the third largest exporter to our nation. One of the main goals behind the cyber security trade mission is to boost exports and establish contacts with the Bombay Stock Exchange, Mumbai Police Cyber Cell and Indian Banking Association. Like every other tech brand (such as Google and Facebook) with an eye on the prize, the visiting members feel the government’s initiatives like Digital India and Make in India present plenty of commercial opportunities.

The UK companies participating in the mission include KPMG, BAE Systems, British Telecom, Templar Executives, Dark Trace, Ultra Electronics, Cloud Buy and IACS, reports PTI. BAE Systems’ Applied Intelligence arm is a well known supplier of cyber security products and services. Templar Executives is an expert in cyber security consulting, information auditing and training. Right now, the Indian government is gearing up to train 500000 cyber specialists. So it’s clear why the aforesaid firms are eager to visit.