£265m investment to defend UK MOD Cyber Systems, how much will reach SME’s?

On the basis of the MOD’s own target of 25% by 2020 this should mean that UK SME’s should expect to be ready to compete for around £66m worth of new business.

As we know the speed of change in cyber is phenomenal and that it is often SME’s that are sufficiently agile to meet such requirements, however they are not usual in a positon to deliver entire solutions. Therefore an effective engagement between SME and corporate is even more essential. This relationship cannot be the traditional subcontracted approach, it must be a balanced relationship where both parties are contributing areas of expertise and both achieving ongoing reward.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/defence-secretary-announces-major-cyber-investment