Cyber

Europe's hub of cyber security

The UK's offer

  • Be part of the largest cyber security market in Europe valued at almost £10bn
  • Choose from a talent pool of 50,000 people employed in the industry
  • Benefit from being part of the UK’s engine room for cyber innovation, supported by the UK’s National Cyber Strategy 2022
  • Enjoy unmatched understanding of the needs of the industry
  • Join a growing cluster of cyber companies, from start-ups to small and medium sized enterprises, already in the UK

Access to innovative and effective cyber security expertise

The UK cyber security market is the largest, most concentrated, and most accessible cyber market in Europe. World-leading cyber firms are located here, taking advantage of exceptional pipelines for talent and investment. The UK provides ready access to cutting-edge cyber security expertise that will keep firms resilient and competitive as the cyber landscape evolves. 

A thriving UK cyber security sector is a key national security and prosperity aim - as set out in the Government's National Cyber Security Strategy. The strategy ensures that the UK remains confident, capable and resilient in this fast-moving digital world; and that it continues to adapt, innovate and invest in order to protect and promote our interests in cyberspace.  Meanwhile, the Government-funded London Office for Rapid Cyber Advancement (LORCA) is a centre for driving innovation and positioning the UK as a leader in the fast growing industry. 

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The future of cyber insurance - next steps for the London Market

20% of all cyber insurance flows through the City of London. Discover the ambition for London to become the pre-eminent global hub for cyber insurance, the benefits this will have for the broader UK, and how the London cyber security ecosystem and insurance industry can collaborate to achieve this.

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Exporting cyber security services to the world

The UK is the third largest exporter of cyber security services globally, worth £4.2bn in 2020. Cyber security exports have doubled in growth since 2018 and they already far exceed the 5-year target of £3bn by 2023, set in 2018.

 

Phenomenal growth

The UK cyber market grew 14% in 2021, double the growth on the previous year

Phenomenal growth

Established community

There are over 470 established cyber security product and service providers within London alone

Established community

Access to finance

2021 was a record-breaking year for cyber security investment in the UK, raising over £1bn across 84 deals

Access to finance

The best access to cyber talent

With 19 UK universities offering 30 MSc courses in cyber security, the UK is securing a pipeline of talent for the future. 

There are more than

1,800

cyber security companies in the UK

UK capital investment in cyber security

highest

in Europe

The UK employs more than

50,000

people in the cyber security sector in 2021. This represents growth of 13% since 2020

Partner story

iProov: 'The quality of computer science expertise is unrivalled.'

iProov: 'The quality of computer science expertise is unrivalled.'

partner story

LORCA: 'The UK has always had, and will always have, a global mindset.'

LORCA: 'The UK has always had, and will always have, a global mindset.'

"The pool of skilled staff in technology, marketing, sales and operations that we can access here in London is unrivalled anywhere else."

Andrew Bud, Chief Executive and Founder iProov

"The Financial Conduct Authority is considered by international regulators as one of the most progressive and supportive bodies approaching innovation. They are very happy to work with and talk to emerging technology businesses in the finance sector."

Asif Faruque, Head of Content Level39

Everything you need

The UK offers you everything you need to grow your business.

We have a global outlook, which means we understand your business needs. The depth and breadth of our offer mean unparalleled opportunities for you to grow. Innovation is what we do - creating an inspirational ecosystem where you can thrive. 

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