Cybercrime is becoming a sticking point for governments that they are making advance steps to protect themselves and their citizens from cybercrime- even it means outsourcing help from other nations. The UK has a reputation for expertise in cybersecurity, so its administration thought it wise to have an expert stand for its online safety security firms.
Recently, the British government publicized the designation of a new cybersecurity ambassador to link the nation’s promising internet security sector to international markets.
Henry Pearson will now serve under the Department for International Trade (DIT). Previous, the new ambassador has; worked with the Ministry of Defence, served as an advisor for GCHQ’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), and been part of BAE Applied Intelligence’s Detica.
Why this Position is Important to the UK
Henry will work together with British cybersecurity businesses out to sign foreign deals with governments and central banks. The DIT specifically mentioned the ambassador would focus on linking the UK’s cyber sector with the Gulf and south-east Asia.
“The UK is known for cyber expertise internationally, and my division is dedicated to making sure the nation carry through its worldwide potential. Our cyber exports are estimated at an entire £2.6bn come 2021,” said Liam Fox, the international trade secretary for the UK.
“Pearson’s designation will play the key role of ensuring our world known firms can compete favorably on the international platform starting with our cutting-edge tech which most foreign governments have been eyeing to secure their important national infrastructure.”
The ambassador joins the Department for International Trade (DIT) at a time when the nation is struggling to engage meaningfully with overseas markets to reduce the possible impact of the red-hot Brexit- UK’s exit plan from the EU.
His senior, Liam Fox, has topped headlines and faced criticism after announcing to have 40 free trade treaties ready to close “immediately” the UK exits the EU, set for the end of October this year.
In point of fact, as of February 2019, the International Trade Secretary had only secured 7 of the 69 nations Britain presently has preferential access to as a Union member. That only covers £16bn of the entire £117bn in trade.
In the UK, over 840 firms offer cybersecurity services bringing forth £5.7bn in total revenue between 2016 and 2016. The number of startups joining the sector has risen 50% of the past five years (from 2012- 2017).
Hopefully, Henry’s appointment will improve the performance of UK cyber firms on the global market, and if possible, he and his boss could go in record for holding the fort for Britons if their efforts make an impact before and after Brexit.
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