On Friday UKTI published a policy paper entitled ‘Increasing our security exports: a new government approach’. Announcing the new strategy for the security export market, Tim Crofts of IBM, Chair of RISC, cited Intercede as an example of a UK company successfully exporting to the US: “Intercede have supplied identity management software, with one contract potentially worth £10m. Their software was the first product of its kind to get on the US GSA approved list – demonstrating global leadership by a UK company.”
Intercede has a strong customer base in the US and continues to develop relationships with technology partners there. I feel that UKTI’s support of the security industry is a valuable resource and one that more companies should take advantage of. In fact, I have just returned from RSA Conference in San Francisco, during which Intercede hosted a reception in partnership with other Cyber Growth Partnership members for senior representatives from government, industry and academia.
The caliber of attendees from both the UK and US and the keynote address from James Quinalt, Director of the Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance at the UK Cabinet Office, highlighted the vast potential for collaboration. Developing solutions to real-life cyber problems will require innovation and cooperation; something for which I think Intercede’s team of experts are perfectly placed.