The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and techUK will outline the opportunities open to members at launch party
London, UK, September 8, 2014 – Leading digital identity specialist Intercede today announced that it has been chosen as sole sponsor and will open proceedings at the techUK reception on Monday the 15th. Intercede will also be part of a four-man panel the following day, discussing ‘Trans-Atlantic Business Partnerships & Issues’ at the Global Cybersecurity Innovation Summit in London.
DHS representatives, Dr Robert Griffin (acting Deputy Under Secretary for the Science and Technology Directorate), Douglas Maughan (Science & Technology Directorate Cyber Security Division Director) Herbie Hancock, (Director of Science & Technology Public Private Partnerships) and CEO of techUK, Julian David will outline the memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the new initiative, as well as the opportunities for transatlantic collaboration open to members.
Richard Parris, CEO of Intercede commented: “We have been chosen as a real-world example of how UK innovation in technology can support the vision of the DHS to build a safer, more secure America.
“Through innovation we’ve become a global leader in our sector and an example of strong collaboration and innovation between the US and the UK. Hopefully, through the vision of the DHS and techUK, there will be many more success stories to talk about in the future; ultimately resulting in a safer digital landscape for all involved, on either side of the Atlantic.”
Intercede is also attending a major US conference for Federal Government and defence contractors, the TSCP Trusted Cyber Collaboration Workshop in Washington DC in September. “We’ll be unveiling how our product is the first to meet new US Federal standards for secure identity on mobile devices,” Parris concluded.
Julian David, CEO, techUK said: “I am delighted that the Department for Homeland Security has chosen to work with techUK. It is critical that government agencies know about the breadth of technologies available to them and that industry fully understands what government needs it to provide. The Department for Homeland Security has budgeted to spend more than $10bn on improving disaster resilience and recovery in 2015 and $1.25bn on cyber security activities.
“UK industry has much to offer the DHS in both of these areas and techUK’s partnership with the DHS will provide new opportunities for the many innovative companies working in this space including fast-growing SME companies such as techUK member Intercede. We look forward to building on the already close and longstanding relationship between the US and UK, to address global security threats and to keep our citizens safe and secure,” David finished.
More than 850 companies are members of techUK and collectively they employ more than 500,000 people, (about half of all tech sector jobs) in the UK. Companies range from leading FTSE 100 companies to new innovative start-ups, however, the majority of our members are small and medium sized businesses.
Intercede is a software company specialising in identity and credential management with a global team of experts located in the US and UK.
Intercede’s MyID software enables organisations to create and use trusted digital identities for employees, citizens and machines. This allows secure access to services, facilities, information and networks.
MyID meets the highest government standards yet is simple enough to be deployed onto consumer devices such as smartphones and tablets. Critically, MyID provides an easy, convenient and secure alternative to passwords.
Millions of identities are managed using MyID and Intercede has provided identity verification and management services to global customers for more than 20 years. MyID is a commercial-off-the-shelf software product, designed and developed to be configurable so it can be embedded as the cornerstone of cybersecurity infrastructure for governments and corporations.
Customers trusting Intercede for secure digital identity include the US and UK governments and some of the world’s largest corporations, telecommunications providers and information technology partners.
techUK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow. More than 850 companies are members of techUK. Collectively they employ more than 500,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK.
These companies range from leading FTSE 100 companies to new innovative start-ups. The majority of our members are small and medium sized businesses.