07 Mar 2018

UK Security Week 2018 – International security tendering made simple

We are taking part in UK Security Week – your business should too! There is no better time to discuss international security tendering.

It is day two of Security & Counter Terror Expo and so far, so good! Our team have received an incredible welcome from defence suppliers across the UK. If you are attending today’s event, visit our stand for a live demo and discover what opportunities are available for your business.

Not attending today’s event? Find out more about international security tendering below.


Cyber Security Tenders in Europe

Since attacks like WannaCry, Europe has been working hard to repair and maintain its fragmented cyber security environment.

The most recent attack on the German government’s IT network proves that Europe has a long way to go before it is fully protected from these types of attacks.

Studies by PWC* estimated that the European cyber security market (protective products and services) was worth $22bn in Western Europe in 2016 and is expected to hit over $25bn this year.

Increasing spend on services is driving this market forward, making now an excellent time for suppliers to start looking for security tender opportunities in Europe.


Hacking of German ministries ‘ongoing’

A cyber-attack on Germany’s government IT network is “ongoing”, officials say, a day after they said it had been “brought under control”. “It is a very serious cyber-attack,” said Armin Schuster, who chairs the parliamentary committee that oversees the intelligence services. The defence and interior ministries’ private networks are being affected.


International Security after Brexit

International security tendering after Brexit something that worries many British defence suppliers.

The latest news came from the Munich Security Conference on 16 February 2018. Theresa May told world leaders, military commanders and defence industry executives that Britain wants to build a “deep and special security partnership” with the EU after Brexit.

Fraser Cameron, a senior adviser at the European Policy Centre, says that “an amicable divorce would mean the closest possible co-operation in foreign and security policy.”

After Brexit, the UK Government wants British businesses to access EU-backed defence industrial projects and the new European Defence Fund (EDF). However, it is still unclear whether the Brexit divorce will be amicable or messy.


How can DCI help?

The best advice that we can give defence suppliers is to look for European and other international security contracts.

Having a back-up plan is the sensible option for any business. We offer a Global package which will alert your business to any contracts that are suited to your business not only in European countries but throughout the world.

By looking for global opportunities before Brexit hits, you will be one step ahead of your competition.

DCI offers all new customers a free trial. Sign up today and maximise your exposure to defence contracts and award notices from all over the world. In this unpredictable climate, we can help you to learn about current and future defence market trends and plan for a successful future.

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* https://www.pwc.co.uk/deals/assets/cyber-security-european-emerging-market-leaders.pdf