This techUK/CGP cyber briefing will explore the opportunities and challenges for cyber exporters interested in the Indian market. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the cyber security landscape for all regions around the globe and hit at a time when India has rapidly scaled its technology enabled economy. In recent times India has recorded around a 37% increase in cyber-attacks. There is a various area which have opportunities for UK cyber companies to export and engage across the Indian market. These include Artificial Intelligence (AI) which is a rapidly growing sector, automation, Zero-Trust and broader corporate cyber products and services. The type of cyber-attacks is also evolving, creating a more complex and advance set of threats. These include cloud vulnerability, social engineering and phishing attacks, attacks using emerging technology, data breaches, malware and ransomware.

Attendees will explore some of the key challenges companies face when operating in India. The geographical scale and multitude of languages are perhaps the obvious two challenges for companies looking to enter the market. There are also challenges around the accelerated digital adoption which has occurred across India and the additional complexity of securing new and legacy infrastructure as well as clear challenges around cyber security knowledge and understanding. Our speaker Dominic Gillan, Deputy Head, UK Defence and Security Exports – India from Department of International Trade, will brief techUK members. 

Dan Patefield

Dan Patefield

Programme Head, Cyber and National Security, techUK

Raya Tsolova

Programme Manager, National Security, techUK

Charlie Wyatt

Programme Assistant, techUK

Jill Broom

Programme Manager, Cyber Security & Central Government, techUK

Freddie MacSwiney

Programme Manager - Defence & Cyber, techUK